Mark G. Kassey, 61, of Plainville, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019, at home, after a long illness. Born in New Britain, on Nov. 11, 1957, the son of the late George Kassey Jr. and Irene B. (Stanczyk) Kassey. Mark was raised in New Britain and attended schools there.
Mark was employed as a Circuit Board Plater for Circuit Incorporated until they ceased operations and closed their facility in Connecticut. As his illness progressed, Mark continued to persevere and shortly after he was divorced, he began volunteering as a leader of a divorce support group at the First Church of Wethersfield. He impacted and helped many people who were having a difficult time.
As a Type 1, juvenile diabetic, since the age of 9, Mark never allowed his illness to stop him from doing the things he enjoyed. He was an avid collector of trains, model cars, and vinyl records. He also enjoyed spending time with friends and his sister; Officer Susan “Sue” Kassey of the UConn Police Department in Farmington, who considered Mark her hero.
Although Mark’s illness was long and difficult, he faced it head-on with a dedicated spirit. Sue is extremely blessed to have had Mark in her life for the time that she did.
He is survived by his sister, Officer Susan Kassey of New Britain, and his godmother, Nellie Stanczyk of Berlin, and many beloved cousins. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by an infant daughter, Regina Lynne Kassey.
His family will receive friends on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, from 2-5 p.m. at the Carmon Funeral Home & Family Center, 301 Country Club Road, Avon. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, August 26, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity, Byzantine Catholic Church, 121 Beaver St., New Britain, CT 06051. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mark’s memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 20 Batterson Park Road, 3rd Floor, Farmington, CT 06032, or the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111. For directions or to leave condolences online, please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com .