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Mark A. Donelli

June 10, 1968 — January 24, 2023



Mark A. “Buff” Donelli, 54, of Nashua NH died on January 24th surrounded by his loved ones after a period of declining health.

Born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 10, 1968, he was the son of R. Mark Petersen and Melinda K. Donelli.  He was the grandson of Dolores and Aldo T. “Buff” Donelli who both played a significant role in his upbringing.

Referred to as “little Buff”, he grew up in Worcester MA while attending St. John’s High School in Shrewsbury MA, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a degree in Economics after spending over three studying Mechanical Engineering.  The financial industry became his passion.  Since 1996, he’s been employed by Fidelity Investments where he was affectionately nicknamed “Donelli”.

Buff loved sports, especially football. He enjoyed cooking and spending time with friends.  He loved many pets over the years but had a special place in his heart for his 3-year-old Shiba Inu named Tino.  Buff was a devoted brother to his sister who adored him.  Above all else, he cherished time spent with his two boys who were the light of his life.

Family members include his sons, Anthony Donelli of Raleigh NC and Michael Donelli of Bedford NH; their mother, Amy Carrier and her husband, Jason Carrier of Bedford; his sister, Aurora “Rori” Donelli of Manchester, his cousins Tiffani, Jacqueline, Kerry, and Charles, as well as other extended family.

Calling hours at Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory, 1799 Elm St, corner of North St, Manchester, will be Monday, January 30th from 4 to 6 pm followed by a funeral service at 6 pm in the funeral home chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Grand Lodge of New Hampshire Masonic Charity Fund to benefit Evergreen Place at 813 Beech Street Manchester, NH 03104, 603-669-7361

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Monday, January 30, 2023

4:00 - 6:00pm (Eastern time)

Lambert Funeral Home & Crematory

1799 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03104

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