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Mark E. Feder, 67

March 04, 2017

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Mark Edward Feder, 67, of North Adams passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at his home.  

He was born on December 3, 1949, to Ida (Baskin) Feder and Joseph Feder. He attended schools in North Adams and graduated from Drury High School in 1968. He was a 1972 graduate of Berkshire Community College. Mark worked in the auto parts business for nearly 50 years, as a former owner of Adams Auto and most recently at Fisher Auto in North Adams.

Mark was very active in the community as a member of the Berkshire Lodge of Masons for over 25 years, serving as District Deputy Grand Master of the 30th Masonic District from 2013-2015. Mark also served as Worshipful Master of the Lodge multiple times. He was a recipient of the Joseph P. Warren Medal. Through the Lodge, he was involved in The Fall Run, The Aggie Fair, Adams Outdoorsmen for Youth Club Activities, The Steven Ferrara Golf Tournament, among many others. Mark was also an active member of The Berkshire Shrine Club, a unit of the Melha Temple for many years, serving as Treasurer and Parade Captain. He rode his go-cart in parades throughout Western Mass for many years. He was also a member of the Scottish Rite body of Masons. He was also involved with the Adams Lodge of Elks, the North Adams Eagles and the Greylock Community Club.  

Mark is survived by three children, Rebecca Sawyer and her husband Travis of Lanesborough, Joel Feder and his wife Darcy of North Adams, and Nathan Feder of North Adams, and their mother, Sandra Rivard Feder also of North Adams; a brother, Edward Feder of Chicago, Ill.; six grandchildren, Emily Feder, Glen and Mason Field, and Kolby, Zack and Julia Sawyer; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Richard Klein.

Mark was happiest spending time with his grandchildren, serving  and helping others in any way he could.  His loss will be felt greatly throughout Berkshire County from his Lodge brothers to the automotive community and beyond.

Funeral notice: The funeral for Mark Feder will be Friday, March 10, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Congregation Beth Israel, 53 Lois St., North Adams. Burial will follow in Beth Israel Cemetery in Clarksburg, Mass.

Calling hours at Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, West Chapel, 521 West Main St., North Adams, are Thursday, March 9, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the Berkshire Lodge of Masons in Adams in care of the funeral home.

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Grew up with Mark and Dick on Cherry St.. What a great family and friends. RIP
from: Jim Ryanon: 03-09-2017

Sorry for your loss we will all miss him so much.
from: Cindi And Dale K.on: 03-09-2017

Deeply saddened by Mark's passing. Truly a wonderful man whose absence will leave a void. You will be missed. Prayers for peace to his family.
from: Sarah and John Klineon: 03-09-2017

Becky and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. My thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
from: Donna Son: 03-07-2017

sad to hear passing of fellow brother of the parts business,you will be missed
from: steve and peg mcdonaldon: 03-07-2017

Mark was s great man, a good friend and a great
Mason. Rest In Peace brother
from: Will Parmenter on: 03-07-2017

I knew Mark and his family from Berkshire Lodge where I joined in 1998. We rode go-carts together in the parades.He was a Masons -Mason.
Mark will be missed greatly by everyone that had the pleasure of knowing him.
My deepest condolences to his family.
Rest in peace Mark until we meet again.
from: Mark Dunnon: 03-07-2017

My condolences to his family. A wonderful thoughtful person. RIP Brother
from: Ron OBon: 03-07-2017

Growing up I spent more time in the Feder house than my own. They were my 2nd family, We have many great memories with our tight group of family and friends. Mark embodies the type of person you want around you. we offer our deepest condolences to all who will feel his loss, and to his family my heart goes out to you all..
from: Marc Beauchampon: 03-07-2017

R.I.P. In Brother
from: Darrell English on: 03-07-2017

Remembering Mark from school and well beyond, a great guy, always very cordial. Rest in peace Mark.
from: David Caryon: 03-07-2017

Mark was the most unselfish man I have ever known. At Haddad Ford Parts Department and Fisher Auto Parts, he was patient, professional, personable, and kind. More than customer oriented, he simply wanted to be helpful and do the best job. Through ups and downs, I never knew him to lose his positive attitude and humble perspective. Everyone considered him a friend. Rest in Peace, Mark.
from: Peter Fohlinon: 03-07-2017

Sympathy to the whole family.
from: Claireon: 03-07-2017

Mark was a wonderful guy. I've known him since our kids played t-ball together. He was always good to talk to, always had a smile and was always helpful when I needed parts for my truck or car. I'm sorry to hear of his passing.
from: Tony Pisanoon: 03-06-2017

It's a shame the good ones have to go so young. My condolences to his family.
from: Bernie Gagneon: 03-06-2017

So sorry to hear of Mark passing. YR4N
from: Nanetteon: 03-06-2017

Tim and I were so sorry to hear about Mark's passing. He was a good and kind man who always had a smile for everyone. He will be missed. Sending our love and prayers to the family.
from: Maureen Taft Mooreon: 03-06-2017

So sorry to hear about Mark. Our deepest sympathies to all the family.
from: Steve and Pat Katzon: 03-06-2017

from: Leson: 03-06-2017

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