Mark G. Lapierre

October 18, 1970March 14, 2013
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Auburn - Mark G. Lapierre, 42, of Auburn passed away Thursday March 14, 2013, at his home following a lifelong struggle with health issues. He was born in Lewiston on October 18, 1970, the son of Richard and Madeleine (Cyr) Lapierre. He attended local schools, graduating from Edward Little High School in the class of 1989. He worked for years at Hunnewell Insulation and Portland Insulation until his illness made it impossible to continue. Mark was an avid fan of NASCAR and he enjoyed watching football, basketball and hockey. He especially enjoyed watching his two nephews, "Chief" and "Boss" in their athletic events. He loved his time spent at The Range Pond Campground and cherished his time spent with his closest friends and their children. Mark was a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend, a superhero, a pioneer, an inspiration to all including everyone in the Blackfan Diamond Anemia family. Mark is survived by his parents, Richard and Madeleine Lapierre of Auburn, his sister Christine Cote and her husband Chad of Poland, two nephews: Nicholas and Joshua Cote of Poland, several aunts, uncles, cousins and his very special friends. He was predeceased by his grandparents: Emile and Lucille Cyr, Leo and Florence Lapierre and his very special dog, "Woody". You are invited to share your thoughts, condolences and fond memories with the Lapierre family by visiting their guest book at

Visitation will be held at The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home in Auburn on Wednesday from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM . A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday 11 AM at Sacred Heart Church. Those wishing may make donations in Mark's memory to: Diamond Blackfan Anemia Foundation, P.O. Box 1092, West Seneca, N.Y. 14224. A service of The Fortin Group/Plummer Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services, 217 Turner St., Auburn, Maine 04210. 783-8545


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, March 20, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, March 21, 2013

Mark G. Lapierre

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Barb Kitko

April 14, 2013

My prayers are with your family during this difficult time. We met your family at Camp Sunshine. Believe me when I say this the loss of Mark will be felt for years to come by the DBA family. Mark was an inspiration in life and will continue to be an inspiration to all of us.

March 29, 2013

Thank you Gerard for sharing this with me. To Richard and Madelilne and family you have my very sincere condolence for the loss of Mark. Not living in Maine I never met Mark as an adult. I have been told that the hardest thing to endure is the loss of a child and I know that you both must be going through a very difficult time. The entries in the guest book are all so very up-beat about Mark that I am sure he was a very special person. It seems that very many people throughout America knew him and loved him. What a wonderful comfort that must be for you.

Sincerely, Your cousin Lorraine Baughman from
Selma, CA

Tammi Lanore

March 27, 2013

Mark was such an inspiration to our family and many other DBA families. Our hearts go out to you and your family. We will keep the whole family in our thoughts and prayers.

Sharon, Peter, & Michael Sinatra

March 27, 2013

Thinking of you at this difficult time. Though we are so very sorry for your loss, we are truly grateful to have had the opportunity to meet Mark at Camp Sunshine. We will keep Mark and your family in our prayers.

Melissa Heflin

March 26, 2013

Our families met at Camp Sunshine. Words can not say how terribly sorry and saddened for your loss.

Jeff Vallee

March 24, 2013

YO YO YO whats up? We will miss those famous words we would hear everytime you stepped into our home. MARK we will miss you deeply, our hearts are heavy and they always will be. God please give mark a hug from the VALLEE family and watch out for dick, maddy, chris, chad, nick, and josh.

March 22, 2013

My deepest condolescences for your family at this time of loss. I will always remember Mark with the smile and positive energy he depicts in the photo gallery. Lucien Ouellette

Stacey Ouellette

March 22, 2013

My deepest sympathies to all the family. I remember Mark from when we were little and we'd go visit him and Christine at MonOncle Nal's trailer in the summer time. It was always a fun time. May God be with the family in this time of need.

Janet Pereira

March 22, 2013

I met you at camp Mark, you were an inspiration to me. I'm so incredibly sorry for your family's loss. Rest in Peace

Dawn Baumgardner

March 21, 2013

There are simply no words to describe my deepest sympathy, admiration, gratitude, and love for the entire Lapierre family. My heart breaks with yours, my prayers and thoughts surround you. Please know the entire DBA Family sends their condolences. I am so very very sorry for for your tragic loss of such a remarkable young man. Rest peacefully, dear Mark. xoxoxox