Mark Pierce Koerner Jr., 87, Barrington


Mark Pierce Koerner Jr., 87, of 47 Taylor Home Drive, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, January 24, 2014.

Mr.  Koerner was born March 30, 1926 in Providence, the son of the late Mark P. Sr. and Clara (Favro) Koerner.

Mr. Koerner graduated from East Providence High School and attended Brown University. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He was employed as an electrical engineer for 44 years and had worked at Chase Foster, Oak Industries and Polyclad Industries, retiring in 1992.

Mr. Koerner was a member of the Barrington Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church in Concord, N.H.

Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Barbara (Wyllie) Koerner, of Laconia, N.H.; a daughter, Sue Sutton, of Barrington; three grandchildren, Stacey Lavers and her husband, Jayson, of Warwick, Bethany Fitzpatrick of Warwick, and Jesse Sutton and his wife, Lindsay, of Amesbury, Mass.; five great-grandchildren, Matthew, Benjamin, Sophia, Thomas and Ella and twin boys due in April. He also left former son-in-law, Alan Sutton of Coventry. In addition to his parents, Mr. Koerner was predeceased by a grandson-in-law, Ryan Fitzpatrick.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on Feb. 15, at the Barrington Christian Academy at 10:30 a.m.

For those who wish, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Barrington Christian Academy, 9 Old County Road, Barrington, RI 02806.

Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more information and to view an online memorial go to


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