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Mark E. Riess
  • American Heart Assoc.
    300 5th Ave
    Waltham, MA 02451

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“r I p mark so many good time at sentry auto group you will be missed my friend ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: anthony barretto - malden, MA

“My sincere condolences to the Riess family. I worked with Mark in the 90's at 128 Ford and like Mark was raising my family in Melrose. When you see...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: John Beane - White River Junvtion, VT

“My sincere condolences to the Riess family. I worked with Mark in the 90's at 128 Ford and like Mark was raising my family in Melrose. When you see...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: John Beane - White River Junvtion, VT

“I am so so sad I won't see your amazing smile and courages laugh like your Dad had never forget that as a kid I am without words ... but I do have to...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Renee Figueira - Melrose, MA

“I worked with Mark for several years @ 128 Volvo and always found Mark to have a smile on his face! He was a great friend and co-worker and he will...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: DAVID PENNEY - North Andover, MA

“We are very sorry for the loss of Mark. We will miss seeing him on Long Beach. ”
6 of 23 | Posted by: David and Bernice Cardillo - MA

“I am so sorry to see this. It was great to see the older pictures of the family. I want to express my condolences to the whole family ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Karen Hoijer Ekholm

“Keith and Eddie, And the entire Riess family, I'm so sorry for your loss and the pain you are going thru. It's been a very long time since I have...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Carolann Faucher - Boyle - MA

“I'll never forget the years spent working with Mark, a truely great guy.Our condolences to his family. ”
9 of 23 | Posted by: Mark Carter - Merritt Island, FL

“Mark was a great guy. My husband Mark (a name required to work at 128) and Mark spent many years and laughs together. Fly with the angels Mark. RIP ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Janis Carter - Merritt Island, FL

“We were visiting family grave sites at the cemetery and by accident we met Mark there and when he saw us he gave us a big smile and told us that he...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Charles/Sharon Riess - Columbia, IL

“My condolences to Marks family. It is with much sorrow to be writing this. I worked with Mark for many years and we kept in touch with each even...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: PAUL NEWELL - HAVERHILL, MA

“Amanda,Thinking of you and yours; so sorry for your loss. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Steve Rowley - Quincy, MA

“Dear Riess Family, I am sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of growing up on Farm St with Mark and rest of you.Please know that I will...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Sue Rouillard - Whitefield, NH

“I was so sorry to see this. He was still so young. We were neighbors on Farm St when we were children. He was always smiling and always kind. My...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Lisa Rouillard Cerullo - Melrose, MA

“With deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. Kelly Rouillard Murphy ”
16 of 23 | Posted by: Kelly Murphy - Stoneham, MA

“My heart is filled with sadness and my thoughts are with Mark's siblings/my cousins and his family. Fun childhood memories. That "SMILE"! He was such...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: Anne DuPont - Deering, NH

“To the Riess family from a fellow class of 79 grad he will always be remembered for his smile and friendly demeanor and of course that smile that...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: John Butler - Wakefield, MA

“I will never forget our talks your courageous laugh and your bright smile so many fond memories growing up you and your siblings were my favorite...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Renee Figueira - Melrose, MA

“I will never forget our talks your courageous laugh and your bright smile so many fond memories growing up you and your siblings were my favorite...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Renee Figueira - Melrose, MA

“You were such a great friend were going to miss you . Going to miss our chats we love you Mom & Pappy ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Mom & Pappy papamechail - Danvers, MA

“Mark was a warm, friendly guy who always made people laugh and feel at home. He was blessed with a wonderful family, and his love of family was truly...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Larry LeBlanc - Melrose, MA

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague


Mark E. Riess, of Middleton, former of Wakefield, died at the Massachusetts General Hospital on July 16, 2017 at the age of 56. Mark was born in Stoneham, raised in Wakefield and a graduate of Wakefield High School, Class of 1979. He resided in Melrose for 18 years and the past 17 years in Middleton. Mark worked as a Parts Manager for 128 Ford in Wakefield for many years. He was a member of the Winchester & Northeast Tennis Leagues and loved to spend time at Long Beach in Rockport. He was an avid sports fan, enjoyed going to Disneyworld in Florida and his family was the most important part of his life. Mark was the loving father of Amanda J. Riess of Melrose, Laura A. Riess of Tewksbury & Jessica L. Riess of FL. Former spouse of Judy A. Riess of Melrose. Caring brother of Bonnie Riess & her spouse Linda Coleman of Hyannis, Joseph Riess of Middleton, Susan Day & her husband Kenneth of Plymton, Edward Riess, Keith Riess, both of Middleton and Karl Riess of Beverly. Uncle of Matthew & Michael Day, both of Plymton. Good friend of Keith & Carol LeBlanc of Ipswich. Visiting hours will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St., Melrose on Friday, July 21st from 4-8PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the Gately Funeral Home on Saturday, July 22nd at 10AM. Relatives & friends respectfully invited to attend. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Waltham, MA 02451.