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Mark Rickert

Mark Howard "Sparky" Rickert

Monday, August 26th, 1963 - Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
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Mark Howard "Sparky" Rickert, 57 of Adams, MA. died Tuesday March 2, 2021 at his home. He was born in North Adams on August 26, 1963 a son of the late Robert and Eleanor (Vanhorn) Rickert. He attended schools in Williamstown and graduated from Mt. Greylock Regional High School.
Mark was employed as a chef at several restaurants in the area and worked for several years for the Town of Adams Cemetery Department. He was an avid sports fan and followed the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, NASCAR racing. Mark was an accomplished chef and loved cooking big holiday meals for his family; he enjoyed gardening, detailing cars and an avid crossword player.
Survivors include his three daughters Kirstin Rickert of Wichita, Kansas, Michele Kubicki of Dalton, MA. , Erica Rickert of North Adams, MA. Mark leaves behind eight grandchildren including Abel and Addilynn Knight and a sister Holly Draughn of Ohio and his longtime companion Michele Lavigne of Adams, MA. and her father Leo Lavigne. Mark will be missed by his two cats Dalton and Shelby.
Calling Hours for Mark "Sparky" Rickert will take place Monday March 15, 2021 at the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home, WEST CHAPELS, 521 West Main St. North Adams, MA. from 4-6 PM. Burial will take place at a later date in Bellevue Cemetery, Adams, MA. Memorial donations are suggested in his memory the Flynn & Dagnoli Funeral Home. To add to the Book of Memories, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Monday, March 15th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Monday, March 15th, 2021 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals- West Chapel
    521 West Main St.
    North Adams, MA 01247
    NORTH ADAMS, MA 01247
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  • Interment

    Bellevue Cemetery
    149 Bellevue Ave.
    ADAMS, MA 01220
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Posted at 11:56am
Kirstin , iam so truly sorry for your loss . To you and your sisters . You know my dad was buddies with your dad and you and I were the best of friends growing up . We always had these things in common that only we understood . Mark was very good to me as well . May you cherish your memories keep his spirit present and may he be at peace sending hugs love and prayers . Please reach out to me if and when you need someone to talk to my mom had just let me know she saw this on the Berkshire legacy page . She can send you my number . Sarah Elizabeth p ❤️

Bradley Lymer

Posted at 04:54pm
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Joann Gaffey

Posted at 07:56am
Mark's mom was one of my best friends growing up and I remember him as a child growing up with my children. Love and thoughts to his girls and grandchildren. I also knew his daughter Michelle while working at Greylock Elem School....very sweet little girl.
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Mary Michel

Posted at 09:38pm
To Mark's children and grandchildren.
I am so very sorry for your loss of your father and grandfather. He worked for me many a year and was a true friend. I watched his girls grow up and know how very much he loved you all........Sparky......Gumbo maid us all laugh.........and we need a good laugh in today's world.
Mary Michel
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