Mark W. Thompson

Dec 25th, 2018

Mark Thompson, 68, of Hyannis, Massachusetts died peacefully in his home on Christmas afternoon. His family and his three golden retrievers were with him.

He is survived by his sisters, Virginia and Colleen of Plympton, his brothers and their wives Bill (Cindy) of Brookfield, Doug (Carol Jean) of Pennsylvania and Glen (Carolyn) of Pembroke, his sister-in-law Louise of Medway and nieces and nephews, Tammy Doherty, Loree Stein, Paul Thompson, Becky Thompson, Seth Thompson and Ben Thompson. He will be particularly missed by his nephew Ben, his wife Nadia and their daughter Kapka, who were especially helpful to Mark in his last years. He is predeceased by his parents David and Florence Thompson of Hingham, and brothers David of Florida and Gary of Medway.

A 1968 graduate of Hingham High School, Mark lived most of his adult life on Cape Cod. He worked closely with Paul and Lila Lorusso in their business, Independence Park, and their charitable trust, the Lyndon Paul Lorusso Charitable Foundation. On Paul’s death, Mark was named President of the corporation and Chairman of the Board of the Foundation. In this work, he continued Paul and Lila’s legacy to give to Cape Cod through the support of Cape Cod Healthcare, the YMCA, HopeHealth Hospice, Cape Cod Alzheimer’s, Capabilities, Cape Cod Community College and many other charitable and social institutions on the Cape.

Mark had a generous spirit and a good sense of humor. He enjoyed music, particularly the folk music of his youth, loved his dogs and discussing politics. He was overall a private man who held closely the words of the Desiderata by Max Ehrmann which concludes with the words; "And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.” Mark’s family and friends will miss him dearly.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday,  February 9, 2019 at 10:00 am at  the Trinity Christian Academy of Cape Cod,  979 Mary Dunn Rd , Barnstable , MA 

In lieu of flowers please donate to Cape Cod Healthcare, particularly to hospice services, or to the MSPCA of Cape Cod.

Guest Book

Russell Harper
Saturday - Dec 29, 2018 12:00 am

Mark Thompson or my "Foster dad" as I referred to him when speaking of him to my southern friends, was a great man ! As a rebellious teen he help me finish high school. As a young adult he encouraged me to attend a trade school which lead to a rewarding career. Mark Thompson was a man who lead his life as a great example people wanted to follow. He was my sounding board for any big decisions life threw at me. He was often the voice of reason weather I really wanted to hear it or not. Mark Thompson the unofficial Mayor of Hyannis will truly be missed. You changed my life. Until we meet again Mark

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