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Mark S. 'Blackie' Blackwood

Mark S. 'Blackie' Blackwood
  • November 1, 1961 - June 26, 2018
  • Watertown, Massachusetts

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Vicken and Red say it best.
Mark was among the classiest people to represent his hometown, his very distinguished bloodline, and his nation. He was decent, thoughtful, kind, brilliant, unassuming, tough as nails when circumstances required, honest, and his insightful wit knew no bounds. To me, and I hadn't spoken with him for decades, he, like his remarkable father, is unquestionably among the finest American gentlemen to ever walk the earth. Anyone fortunate enough share time and space with Mark Blackwood ended up admiring and loving him deeply. This world is much the lesser for his passing.

Posted by: David Stafford - Friend   Oct 29, 2019

Dear Carol and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Mark was one my students in my early days of teaching at the West and he was one I always remembered. He was a great kid and became a wonderful dad and father. I can still picture him in my mind from junior high.

I am sorry I am not home to attend the services but I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Eleanor Donato

Posted by: Eleanor Donato - Watertown, MA - Teacher   Jul 02, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Blackwood family. Remembering him as a classmate at WHS and Salem State, and he was a Watertown kid through and through. RIP Blackie.

Posted by: Stephen (Red) McCarthy - York, ME - Classmate   Jun 30, 2018

On behalf of the Boudrot family our sincerest, deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Blackwood family. God bless.

Posted by: Michelle Boudrot - Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA - Family Friend   Jun 30, 2018

You could never drive by without getting wonderful smile and a big hello. Mark could put a smile on my face on my way to work or at the end of the day when I came home. He was the gate keeper of the neighborhood from his front porch. He touched so many people and our neighborhood dogs with his inner strength.
He made our neighborhood a better place to live.

Posted by: Linda and Mike Deagle - Watertown, MA - Neighbor   Jun 28, 2018

So sorry to hear of blackies passing knew him in high school

and he was a great person..truefriend to everyone who knew him condolences to his eife mom and children and family

Posted by: Jacqueline Russo (lestage) - Weymouth, MA - Classmate   Jun 28, 2018

So sorry to hear of blackies passing knew him in high school and he was a great person..truw friend to everyone who knew him

Posted by: Jacqueline Russo (lestage) - Weymouth, MA - Classmate   Jun 28, 2018

Carrie, Adam, Jonathan and Nicole
I am so sorry about Mark's passing - my heart breaks for you. You have all been there for him especially during his illness and you gave him a reason to fight! He doesn't need to fight anymore and he can finally rest in peace. Live your lives to the fullest and treasure all the special moments knowing that he will always be with you, looking down with that big smile on his face. He will

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Posted by: Beth Lockhart - Friend   Jun 28, 2018

May The Lord Comfort Carol & Her Children In This Time Of Sorrow & Blessing.
A Loss Is Never Easy And Hard To Understand Sometimes But We All Will Follow Mark Someday. I Did not Know Him That well But I Always Enjoyed Talking & Sharing Family Gatherings In the Past With Him Present & His Family. RIP Mark You Are Way Ahead Of Us All Now & With ALL Your Fathers.

Posted by: Stephen Cotton - SAN ANTONIO, TX - Family   Jun 27, 2018

While it has been far many years since I have seen Mark, I have always considered him a good and cherished classmate, teammate and friend. I fondly remember his smile and wry sense of humor, as well as his devotion to his friends and family. It is my hope that the Blackwood family take some measure of solace in knowing that Mark's many friends grieve his passing and will always remember him with great affection. May he rest in peace.

Posted by: Vicken Papazian - Los Angeles, CA - Friend   Jun 27, 2018