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FRAMINGHAM – Mark David Modest of Framingham, entered into rest on March 30, 2022.

Beloved husband of Diane (Nathanson) Modest. Devoted father of Jonathan Modest and his wife Anna, and Alyssa Steinberg and her husband Matthew. Cherished grandfather of Maya Bailee Modest, and Brooke Avery Steinberg. Dear son of the late Marvin and Arlene (Beroff) Modest. Also left to cherish his memory is his close network of family and friends.

Mark was born in Boston but was raised and became a lifelong resident of Framingham.

He attended Tulane University, University of Pennsylvania and Suffolk University Law School.

A successful attorney since 1977, Mark practiced for many years in Boston-based law firms before opening his own practice in his hometown of Framingham.

The most important thing to Mark was his family. He was selflessly giving and devoted to his family and close friends. He was an avid golfer, loved the ocean, and spent many happy times on the beaches of Nantasket and Cape Cod.

Graveside Services will be held on Sunday, April 3 at 12:45 PM at Sharon Memorial Park, 40 Dedham Street, Sharon, 02067.

Gifts in memory of Mark can be made to the American Diabetes Association ( or to support the Department of Urology research efforts at Mass General. Checks may be made out to Massachusetts General Hospital c/o MGH Development Office, 125 Nashua Street, Suite 540, Boston, MA 02114 with ‘In Memory of Mark Modest” in the memo.

Gifts can be made online at:, under Section 2, please include name.


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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.