MARK H. “HAMMY” JORDAN

August 25, 2023

MARK H. “HAMMY” JORDAN

Mark Highley “Hammy” Jordan – of Woburn, Friday, August 25th at the age of sixty-three. Beloved son of the late Nancy (Highley) and Richard P. Jordan. Devoted brother of Richard P. Jordan Jr. and his wife Melanie of Roslindale, Virginia McLean and her husband John of Woburn, Hope Peterson and her husband Victor of Raymond, ME. Adored uncle of Allison, Brendan, Emily, Heidi, and Christian. Loving great-uncle of Amaya, Caly and CJ. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects from 9-11 a.m. on Wed., October 4th at the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, MA 01801. A graveside committal service will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery.

Mark Highley “Hammy” Jordan, a lifelong resident of Woburn, passed away at the Lahey Clinic after a brief illness, Friday, August 25th, 2023. Mark was sixty-three years of age. Beloved son of the late Nancy (Highley) and Richard P. Jordan. Devoted brother of Richard P. Jordan Jr. and his wife Melanie of Roslindale, Virginia McLean and her husband John of Woburn, Hope Peterson and her husband Victor of Raymond, ME. Adored uncle of Allison, Brendan, Emily and Heidi and her husband Christian. Loving great-uncle of Amaya, Caly, and CJ.

Born in Medford, Mark was raised and educated in the Woburn Public Schools. Beginning at the Reeves, followed by the Joyce Middle School, Mark graduated from Woburn Memorial High School in the Class of 1978. When Mark was growing up, he was very active in all of the Woburn Youth Sports Programs. Throughout his high school years, he particularly enjoyed playing hockey!

While growing up, Mark vacationed with his family in Brewster. Each and every summer, family and friends would gather at the family cottage and have fun days at the beach, swimming and boating, and end the days with clambakes or cookouts. When he got older, he went to Old Orchard Beach in Maine, where he and friends spent many weekends.

Mark retired as a Lineman from the Railroad after twenty-five years. He was a proud member of the American Legion, Post 101, in Woburn, MA, where he had many friends and colleagues.

Mark was an avid Boston sports fan to say the least! He followed the Patriots, Bruins, and Red Sox and attended many of their games. If he wasn’t there in person, he was watching it on TV with friends.

Mark enjoyed traveling throughout the years. A few of his favorite places were: Maine, the Cape, Las Vegas, Aruba, and Florida. Mark always enjoyed music, in particular the “Grateful Dead.” He loved their music and attended many of their concerts. Mark considered himself a “Deadhead”.

Mark was truly a terrific person who thoroughly enjoyed people! There wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for anyone he knew. He believed that it was better to give than to receive. He was a friend to all and his very kind, generous and friendly disposition will long be remembered by those who had the pleasure of sharing their lives with Mark.

Calling hours will be held to honor Mark on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, from 9-11AM at Lynch, Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, MA. Immediately thereafter, relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service at Woodbrook Cemetery, 100 Salem Street, Woburn. The family has asked if you wish remembrances, they can be made to Woburn Youth Hockey Association, 55 Locust Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

Calling hours will be held to honor Mark on Wednesday, October 4, 2023, from 9-11AM at Lynch, Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main St., Woburn, MA. Immediately thereafter, relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service at Woodbrook Cemetery, 100 Salem Street, Woburn. The family has asked if you wish remembrances, they can be made to Woburn Youth Hockey Association, 55 Locust Street, Woburn, MA 01801.

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  1. JOSEPH MACNEILL

    Hanging down the Joyce Jr. High 1973-1978 made the 1970’s a great time. It was a great group of kids and Mark was one of them. I had not seen Mark since the early 1980’s but he will always be an old friend and part of those great memories.
    RIP Jordy

  2. Mark, thank you for being a friend. You made us laugh at the Legion when we really needed it. I’ll always remember your adept knowledge of music, movies, sports and current events. The times you invited us over to your home during covid when everything was closed. You will be deeply missed and fondly remembered.
    From many of us at the Legion we send our love and prayers to your family. Rest in Peace Hammy
    ~Danny Parrish

  3. Mark was a great friend in my early years in Woburn. I have very fond memories of sledding on Jordan’s Hill with the neighborhood gang of kids. I reflect on those times often. RIP MARK

  4. John & Shannon Burgio

    Our heartfelt condolences to Mark’s family. It was a pleasure knowing him. Until we meet again Hammy, Rest in Peace friend.

  5. Rich, My condolences to you, Melanie, Allie, and your extended family. I never knew Mark but it sounds like he had a big heart and will be greatly missed. Much love to you all.

  6. My condolences Rich to you, Melanie, and your extended family. I never met Mark but he sounds like he had a big heart and will be greatly missed. Much love to you and your family!

  7. We are heartbroken with the loss of Mark. He was a big part of the Carroll Road gang. So many fun memories of Mark. Our love to all of you from the Smart family. Xoxo

  8. I’ll remember Mark fondly. He was an old friend, from my earlier days in Woburn and we shared many fun times together. I’m saddened to learn of his passing, and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and many friends.

  9. Richard,Ginny, Hope, and families; I’m so very sorry to hear about Mark’s passing. Your family and Mark’s friends have suffered a tremendous loss of a wonderful man and person. If you met Mark, you liked him, if you knew him, you loved him. As a person and a friend, he would do anything for you but unfortunately he couldn’t do what needed to be done for himself to get and be well. His loss will be felt by so many for a very long time. May he Rest In Peace and I hope you have fond memories to comfort you all during these sad and tragic times. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during these trying times. Sincerely, Bobby C

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