J. Miller, 53, loving husband to Martha S (Colter) Miller, passed
away peacefully in his Merrimac home of ALS on September 29, 2016.
has gained an amazing man. He was a loving husband and father with a
great sense of humor. For six years he lived the best life he could
with ALS. He has donated his brain and spine to Massachusetts
General Hospital for research.
in Winchester December 11, 1962, second son to Georgette (Pagurko)
Miller and the late Francis Miller (2006), he was raised in
Topsfield and was a 1981 graduate of Masconomet Regional High
School. Mark followed his Dadís footsteps and became a
machinist, he was employed by Truform Industries as a manufacturing
engineer for many years.
passion was hiking, Mark hiked all but four of the 4000 foot
mountains in New Hampshire, and climbed many other mountains in New
England and the Adirondacks. Mount Katahdin in Baxter State Park,
Maine was one of his favorite places, having climbed many of its
trails with family and friends. Mark also spent many vacations and
weekends fishing and boating at the family cottage in Maine.
addition to his wife Martha and mother Georgette, Mark is survived
by two children, son Zachary Miller of Portland Oregon and daughter
Michele Miller of Farmington NH; step children, James Blanken of
Ipswich, Brandon Blanken of Savannah GA and Courtney Blanken of
Andover; two brothers, Matt Miller and his wife Constance of Jay NY
and Joseph Miller and his husband Barry Farrington of Somersworth
NH; two sisters Michelle Miller of Peabody and Anna Connor of
Fremont NH; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visiting hours will be held Tuesday October 4, 2016 4-7pm in the
Whittier Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, closing with a
brief service. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
Burial will be private.
would like to thank Compassionate Care ALS for all of their support
through the past six years. In lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions in his name may be made to CCALS (Compassionate Care
ALS) 752 W Falmouth Highway, Falmouth, MA 02540. www.CCALS.org.