WALLINGFORD - Mark Allen Bauchmann, 71, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, was called to his eternal resting place on July 7, 2021.
Mark was born in Meriden, CT on June 22, 1950 to the late Edmund and Dorothy (Krech) Bauchmann.
Mark was a graduate from Maloney High School. He served in the Air Force from 1969 - 1975, with overseas duties in Thailand. He gave 35 years to the Connecticut Department of Transportation as a general foreman, retiring in 2008. Mark was a loving and compassionate person. He enjoyed and recognized the beauty of life and woke up every morning knowing that each day was a gift. Mark was always there to lend a hand to anyone in need, a true giver, which was reflective in his weekly commitment to helping prepare and deliver meals for the Community Dining Service. He was also an active and dedicated member of his church. Mark took great pleasure in taking long rides in his Miata along the shoreline but most of all, Mark took pride in his family and appreciated every moment spent with them. He especially loved gathering outside on his patio with his wife, children and grandchild, playing, laughing and talking.
Mark is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Melanie Bauchmann; son, Joshua Bauchmann; daughter, Ashley Romano (Justyn); grandson, Logan Romano; and his furry companions, Lily & Molly. He also leaves behind his mother-in-law, Maryam Fritsch; Karen Mason, wife of predeceased father-in-law Robert Mason; and brother & sister-in- law, Scott & Lynda Mason.
A Memorial Service for Mark will be held on Wednesday, July 14, 2021, beginning at 10:30 AM at the North Branford Congregational Church, 1680 Foxon Rd, North Branford. Military Honors will be rendered outside of the church immediately following the service. Relatives and friends may attend a visitation on Tuesday evening, July 13, 2021 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 Pm at the B.C. Bailey Funeral Home, 273 S. Elm Street, Wallingford. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mark's name may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, https://www.stjude.org. To leave a message of remembrance, please visit www.BaileyCares.com.