Mark S. Gale, 62, of Coventry, passed away suddenly surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, March 23rd. He was born in Hartford to the late Elton "Al" Gale and Patricia (Stewart) Carrier on August 18, 1958. He grew up in New Hartford and East Hartford; finally settling in Coventry, CT. He proudly served his nation honorably in the United States Air Force traveling the world and learning his trade. He went on to work for UTC Research Center for 20 years as an HVAC Technician. Never really retiring, Mark could be found at any family or friends home lending his skills and expertise. Over the past several years Mark found joy in working with his brother Andy and son Garrett on various remodeling projects. Mark enjoyed bowling with his son Jason and brother-in-law Ted, going to the gym with his daughter-in-law Kyla, golfing and the occasional poker game. Mark enjoyed football; was a Colts fan, loved watching his sons play football and even coached the town league for a few years. He loved to travel Europe and was always up for an adventure such as zip-lining and kayaking. He loved all things historical, enjoyed searching for antiques and was an avid numismatist. Mark was a loving family man that cherished his wife, children and doted on his granddaughter in every way.
Mark will forever be missed and loved by his wife and partner in life of 30 years, Diana (Cunha) Gale, his children Jason Gale and wife Kyla, and Garrett Gale; and his beloved granddaughter Hailey; as well as his siblings and their spouses, Sandy and Greg Ratti, Tammy and Mark Anderson, Andy and Pam Gale; adoring in-laws Jose and Maria Rosa Cunha, Sandra and Ted Tranquilli. He also leaves many nephews, nieces, family and friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday, (March 29), 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Hartford. Burial will be in Mount Saint Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. A walk through calling hour period will be prior to the Mass from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Sheehan Hilborn Breen Funeral Home, 1084 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford (masks and social distancing are required). Online condolences may be made at www.SheehanHilbornBreen.com