Mark Gibbons

Mark Gibbons, 86, of Cambridge passed away peacefully with family  members at his side on Saturday December 22 at Massachusetts General  Hospital in Boston, after experiencing a stroke. He enjoyed a long  life, which he lived to the fullest.

Mark was born on November 27, 1926, as one of four children of Dr.  John and Ella Mahoney Gibbons, and grew up in an old sea captain’s  house on the harbor of Mattapoisett Massachusetts.

He graduated from Fairhaven High School class of 1944, Massachusetts  Maritime Academy class of 1947 and Tufts University class of 1951. He  served in the United States Merchant Marines and the US Navy and was  honorably discharged in 1955. During this time, he worked on various  ships traveling to Africa, the Caribbean, South America, England and  Scotland.

From 1957-1966 Mark was married to Anne D. Prescott of Fairfield,  Connecticut. They settled in Cambridge, Massachusetts where they  raised four children. At that time, Mark was a Vice-President at RM  Bradley & Co., a real estate brokerage and property-management firm.

Over the next forty years he lived part-time in Cambridge and  part-time on the Algarve Coast of South Portugal.

From 1977-1987, he was married to Suzanne Grey of England, and they  spent much of their time together traveling the world.

Mark had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed sailing, model shipbuilding, vintage  sports cars, traveling, painting, writing, and sharing stories, and  most of all, being with friends and family.

Mark is survived by his four children; including sons Geoffrey Gibbons  of Boston and Prescott Gibbons of Cambridge; daughter Angella Gibbons  and her husband Dennis Ross of Marshfield Vermont, and daughter Leslie  Gibbons of Talent, Oregon; his sister Joanella Deery and his  sister-in-law Vera Converse Gibbons, both of Mattapoisett; the mother  of his children, Anne D. Prescott of Shelburne Vermont; extended  family member Robert H. Young of New York City; many nieces and  nephews; other extended family members and many dear and long-time  friends.

Mark was predeceased by his parents Dr. John and Ella Gibbons, his  brother John D. Gibbons and sister Geraldine Potter.

A burial ceremony for family and close friends will be held at St.  Anthony’s Cemetery, Mattapoisett on January 26, 2013 at 11:00am,  followed by a gathering at The Inn on Shipyard Park, 13 Water Street,  Mattapoisett.

In addition, later this spring, relatives and friends are invited to  attend a memorial service and celebration of Mark Gibbons? life, at  Christ Church, Zero   Garden Street, Cambridge, MA. The day and time to  be determined.

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