Mark Baccadutre, 64, of Taylorville, died at 4:45 a.m., Thursday, June 8, 2017, in his home surrounded by his family.


Born on April 3, 1953 in Taylorville, Illinois, Mark was the son of Michael and Elsie (Russell) Baccadutre. He married Carole Bishop on September 22, 1973 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Taylorville. Mark worked as a coal miner for many years, and later at waste management. In his spare time, he enjoyed golfing, beekeeping, woodworking, and in his younger years he was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also coached little league baseball. Mark was a wonderful storyteller and always had a joke to share. His family meant the world to him. Mark was loved by everyone who came across his path and he will be dearly missed.


Mark is survived by his wife Carole, their children: Jason (Nicolette) Baccadutre of St. Joseph, IL; Michelle (Jordan) Fortado of Effingham, IL; grandchildren: Auggie Baccadutre and Marcus Fortado; sister and brother-in-law: Lana and Dave Hixenbaugh; sisters-in-law: Ginger Coy and Becky Bishop; and nephews: Matthew Hixenbaugh and Gunder Reese.

Mark was preceded in death by his parents.


In accordance with Mark’s wishes, he will be cremated and there will be no services. His family will host a Celebration of Life in the Baccadutre home at a later date. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Mark, or condolences to the family, may be shared online at

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