Mark Atwood
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Unity, NH - Mark Atwood "Pinky" Pinkham, 63, of Unity, New Hampshire died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at his home.

Born in Boston on March 9, 1956, he was the son of the late Jeanne (Ball) Pinkham and Samuel Atwood Pinkham. Mark graduated from Norfolk County Agricultural High School and then attended University of Nebraska receiving his Associate's Degree.

Mark liked all things outdoors, whether it was fishing, hunting, riding ski mobiles and, in his youth, skating and swimming. He bought his initial motorcycle at sixteen and it became the first of many. From his teen years onward he could, and would, tear apart and rebuild any machine held to gather with nuts and bolts. This became a prelude to his profession as a mechanic. In his adult years Mark always seemed to have a car or motorcycle project under way - or two - or three. Mark was a great cook and enjoyed doing pig roasts for gatherings with friends.

He enjoyed many long term friendships. With his adventures taking him across the country, more often than not on his Harley, that circle grew every year. He married his long time love and soul mate Mary Rivard with 18 years of marriage and an everlasting friendship.

He is survived by his family; sister Stephanie (Pinkham) Ryan and her husband John Ryan, brother, Richard Pinkham, sister, Julie Pinkham; her husband Tom Breslin and their son Lito (Pinkham) Breslin, and last but not least his beloved dog "Jazz".

Brother, Husband, friend and co-worker, Mark's passing is too soon and too sudden, but his presence and memory is indelible. We invite friends to join us to wish him well on his next journey where we'll see him again.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Thursday, September 19 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Ginley Crowley Funeral Home, 3 Barber Street in Medway ( Graveside services will be held on Friday, September 20th at 10am at Evergreen Cemetery on Cottage Street in Medway. Those attending the burial service are welcome to join the ride on two or four wheels - your choice from the funeral home to the Cemetery on Friday morning.

Immediately following the burial, friends and family are welcome to join us at the Franklin Elks Lodge at 1077 Pond Street in Franklin, MA 02038 for a bite to eat, something to drink and plenty of laughs over "Pinky" stories.

In lieu of flowers we suggest three organizations that Mark would appreciate any donations you could give in his memory, suggested sites are; Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka Kansas 66675-8517; American Humane, 1400 16th St. Northwest, Suite 360, Washington D.C. 20036; Moose Lodge, Newport, NH 03773 - donations in memory of Mark "Pinky" Pinkham.
Published on September 14, 2019


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Joe Freeman
Sep 24, 2019
So sorry to hear of Pinky's passing. He was a great guy & will be remembered fondly.
Larry Stevens
Sep 19, 2019
I worked with Pinky for several years at Ruger's.
Also enjoyed many stock car races with him. He always had wonderful and helpful ideas on how to " tinker with the car" to fix any problem. Loved all the racing stories. Rest in peace.
Jake Coady
Sep 16, 2019
Sorry for your loss Mary as well as all the Pinkham Family,
Pinky was a great stand up guy, always willing to help with anything if you had issues. Had some fun times with him and was always upbeat and friendly. Rest in Peace My Friend!
Johnny Costa
Sep 15, 2019
All the good times we shared on the road, Connecticut beach weeks unforgettable my brother!!! Love you man God Speed see u on the other side where we will ride again.