Mark K. Comeau

  • Born: June 3, 1968
  • Died: March 3, 2020
  • Location: Rockland, Massachusetts

Magoun-Biggins Funeral Home

135 Union Street
Rockland, MA 02370
Tel. (781) 878-1775

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mark Comeau, born in Weymouth, Massachusetts on June 3, 1968, died unexpectedly on March 3, 2020. Mark was the beloved husband of Ruth (Fagerberg) Comeau and the cherished son of the late Robert and Anna Comeau.

The sixth of seven children, Mark grew up in a large, lively, loud family in the tight-knit Idlewell neighborhood of Weymouth. His childhood near the ocean inspired a lifelong love of the water, from fishing with his dad and five older brothers on the family boat to spending summers in the family's backyard "above-ground in-ground" pool that was always a gathering place for family, friends, and neighbors.

Mark had a strong work ethic and held several jobs between his first paper route at age 11 and becoming a proud union member of the Plumbers & Gasfitters UA Local 12 in 1999. Mark made friends on each job across the trades with his outgoing personality and interest in everyone he met.

He enjoyed boating, being in the sun, talking to everyone, playing pool, drinking Bud Light, hanging with his best buddy Dave Seckinger, and playing cribbage with his brothers. Mark had one of the world's best smiles and was known for his amiable personality, inviting nature, and grinning, impish eyes. He called everyone his friend. A friend of his said when you were with him, he made you feel like the most important person in the room.

He met his wife Ruth on a blind date, after being introduced by a mutual friend. He invited her for lobster at Kelly's Landing in Weymouth, which Ruth thought was a messy first date but he insisted it would be fun. His friend Dave's wife Laurie ironed one of her son's shirts for him to wear so he would impress her. "He was just so cute. I just remember his smile, how easy it was to talk and get to know each other, and that he insisted on cracking my lobster for me," recalls Ruth, of what would be the start of a whirlwind romance. Thirteen months later, on a yacht club trip to Provincetown, while window shopping a jewelry estate sale, an offhand comment to her future sister-in-law Kathy led to Mark's purchase of a beautiful engagement ring. That night at a karaoke club, surrounded by yacht club members and brother Gary and wife Kathy, Mark serenaded his Ruthie with Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay with a 6 foot drag queen standing next to him, then dropped to one knee. They were married four months later on January 1, 2011 after a cancellation at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, where Ruth would organize an annual work conference and the hotel staff insisted she take the cancellation, offering her an unbeatable deal. It was a blessing to marry so quickly, as both their mothers passed away shortly thereafter. They cherish pictures of their beloved mothers on their special day.

After selling their boat, the couple longed to have a home with a yard. Sister in law Kathy came through again by finding a "perfect for them" house in Rockland, where they moved in December 2015. The tradition of backyard pool parties continued as Mark and Ruth loved hosting family and friend gatherings at their large in-ground pool. As it was just the two of them, they enjoyed sharing their sunny backyard with friends and family for parties, meeting friends for dinner and drinks, and just being together. Their last vacation together this month was a combination of a business trip for Ruth and a sunny getaway to South Florida to see much loved friends.

Family was always very important to Mark. The siblings had come together in January, as Ruth described it, "making a Comeaution" for the 50th birthday celebration of the youngest in the family, sister Deidra. As his only sister, Mark had a special soft spot for his "goombah" and they were especially close.

In addition to his wife, Mark leaves his brothers Gary and wife Kathy, Glen and wife Rose, Gregg, Gene and his girlfriend Grace, Scott and wife Patty, and sister Deidra, as well as many much-loved nieces and nephews. Mark is also mourned by his ex-wife and friend Paula Rosato and her parents Alg and Ava.

Ruth wishes to thank all who have reached out to her with expressions of love, care, and support.

Mark will be waked from the Magouns-Biggins Funeral Home in Rockland on Monday, March 9th from 5-8pm, with a funeral mass on Tuesday at 9am at Holy Family Church in Rockland. A celebration of life will follow at Rockland Golf Course. Ruth and Mark's siblings welcome all their friends to join them in celebrating his life.


Condolence & Memory Journal

love you Mark,. Until we meet again cheer's cousin xo

Posted by Barbara Baker - ABINGTON, MA - Family   April 28, 2020

I am so sorry Ruth. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time. Hugs and prayers

Posted by Lori Pauley - Huntleu, IL - Friend   March 13, 2020

Dear Ruth, Gary & Kathy, Glenn, Gregg, Gene, Scott, Deidra & all the Comeau family,
It is with heavy hearts that we express our deepest sorrow at the loss of your beloved Mark. We know he will be greatly missed by all who knew & loved him. There is surely a loud & glorious reception in heaven as Mark reunites with Robert, Anna & all the saints who have gone before & we will soon follow & share in their joy. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers today and always.
Love from your Aunt Anna (Fahnley) & your cousins, Debbie & Susie

Posted by Aunt Anna Fahnley - Naples, FL   March 11, 2020

Mark im sorry to here of your passing you were a funny guy the short time I worked with you at Gillette stadium we all had fun on that job.My thoughts and prays go out to your family.

Posted by Kenny Thompson (pipefitter 537) - Falmouth, MA - Friend   March 09, 2020

I got the pleasure to get to know Mark and his brother Scott in high school at the Voc Tech. Mar was such a nice guy and funny. I am deeply sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Irene (Cassidy) Symonds - Weymouth, MA - Classmate   March 09, 2020


Gary, Glenn, Gregg, Jean, Scott and Deidra,

There are no words to express the sorrow. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Margo Martell

Posted by Margo Martell - Weymouth, MA - Family Friend   March 09, 2020

Candle deepest sympathy on the loss of Mark. I am so glad I got a chance to meet him in FL and share a drink, warm weather and good conversation!! My prayers to you for strength as you grieve his passing. Sending you my love....Beth Schimel

Posted by Beth Schimel - New Berlin, WI - Coworker   March 08, 2020

I didnt know Mark well, but knew he was a good person. As a young person in the idlewell area, he was nice, caring, considerate, and very nice to talk too. My deepest condolences to his family.

Posted by Kelly Burke - Millbury, MA   March 08, 2020

I met Mark in 7th grade at central jr high we would say hey in passing at the Weymouth vocation he was a good man may God bless you and yours in this time of need and take Mark in his arms

Posted by A friend   March 08, 2020

Completely in shock I am so sorry very well said that mark made you feel like you were the most important person in the room when he talked to you I am so sorry ❤ Love you all .. Donald

Posted by Donald Baker - Hanson, MA - Family   March 07, 2020

My sincere condolences to the whole Comeau family. I know the thoughts and prayers of many members of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 are with you all. May Mark Rest In Peace.

Posted by Michael Burns Business Representative Local 17 - Boston, MA   March 07, 2020

Ruth, so very sorry for your loss. Mark was so full of life. My prayers to you and your family.

Posted by Mary Nissen - Richmond, IL - Friend   March 07, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss Ruth. Mark was a great and generous guy. It was a pleasure to know him.

Posted by Paul Ricci - Weymouth, MA - Friend   March 06, 2020

Sorry to hear about the loss of
A sibling I know it hurts but time will heal
The loss in due time
We will all miss him
A great guy I have known
Growing up with his older brother gregg

Posted by Richard Magill - Weymouth, MA - Neighbor   March 06, 2020

Dearest Ruth,

The loss of someone you love is so very difficult. I am saddened to hear this sad news. Sending you all the love in me to surround you in your sorrow and to help you through the weeks ahead. I am always here should you need a friend. Take comfort in the love that is pouring out to you by everyone who cares about you. If there is anything you need, please know I am only a phone call away.

All my love,

Posted by Dawn Williams - South Easton, MA - Friend   March 06, 2020

Love you little brother! We will miss you greatly , but know the day will come when we too will be called home to be with the Lord. You will always hold a special place in my heart! Until we meet again.

Posted by Gary Comeau - Mashpee - Brother   March 06, 2020

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