PORTLAND—Mark W. Beatty, 52, died unexpectedly on Dec. 24 surrounded by his family. He was born in Portland, on March 14, 1960, the son of Patrick L. and Marilyn L. (Loveitt) Beatty.

Beatty grew up in Portland and graduated from Portland High School in 1978. He was a communicant of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. He was employed by the Portland Press Herald for more than 30 years. He enjoyed many things, but especially hunting with his best friend and brother-in-law, Ralph Stowell.      

Beatty was predeceased by his parents. 

He is survived by his three sisters, Karen M. Beatty, of Windham, Kathleen “Kate” Baker and husband, Timothy, of South Portland, and Kimberly Beatty-Stowell and husband, Ralph Stowell, of Portland; his brother, Kevin Beatty and wife, Cindy, of Windham; six nieces and nephews, Joshua and Jordan Stowell, Emily Baker, and Tommy, Jennifer, and Michael Bonaventura; great nephew, Michael Thomas; and two aunts, Catherine Goddard and Edna Beatty. 

A funeral was held Dec. 29 at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception, in Portland, with Rev. Thomas Murphy officiating. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery, South Portland.

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to American Diabetes Association, Portland Div., P.O. Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.