“Chipper” was the life of any party

Published in the February 12, 2016 edition

Marks-obit-webWAKEFIELD — Guy “Chipper” Marks, 62, of Wakefield, passed away peacefully at Melrose-Wakefield Hospital on Friday, Feb. 5.

Born in Malden on Jan. 9, 1954, he was nicknamed “Chipper” by his aunt as a baby. He was raised in Malden, attended Malden schools and lived at home with his mother and father for most of his life. After his mom passed away in 2008, he moved to Wakefield to live with his sister, Ruth and brother-in-law, Kevin.

Chipper was the life of the party. He was always having fun, no matter what he was doing. He loved the Patriots, WWF Wrestling and eating anything put in front of him, especially his favorites Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and strawberry ice cream.

He was an excitable guy, always willing to share whatever thought crossed his mind often with a cheer and laugh. He was an enthusiastic and vocal supporter of his favorite player “Tom Brady #12” and wrestler Hulk Hogan. He loved dancing, and music especially anything by Michael Jackson or Bruce Springsteen.

Chipper enjoyed his time working at the Heritage in Peabody and doing activities with friends at Northeast Arc in Danvers. With his mother, Chipper took a trip to Las Vegas once a year to take in the sights and play the slots. Chipper loved socializing with his family and anyone else he came into contact with. His family supported his love of life and enjoyed the ride along with him. He will be lovingly remembered for his ever present enthusiasm and his big heart.

He was the cherished son of the late Sumner “Wink” Marks and Amelia “Chickie” Marks. He was the cherished brother of Ruth Johnston and her husband Kevin, who was a best buddy to Chipper, of Wakefield. He was the beloved uncle of Kimberly Minor and her husband Christopher of Lynnfield, and the late Eric Johnston and his surviving wife Jillian of Denver, Colo. He was the loving great-uncle of Victoria and Connor Minor.

Relatives and friends gathered in honor of Chipper for visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Tuesday, Feb. 9, from 9 to 11 a.m., followed by a funeral service in celebration of his life at 11 a.m. Interment at Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden.

Gifts in memory of Chipper may be made to the Cooperative for Human Services, 420 Bedford St., Ste.100, Lexington MA 02420.

For directions, online tribute or to share a memory, visit RobinsonFuneralHome.com.