Tolland, Conn., farrier Mark Cadman passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, after a brief illness. He was 70.

Cadman was a well-respected and beloved farrier, working closely with clients, colleagues and veterinarians for more than 45 years. He also leaves a long history of civic accomplishments, serving his community as the chairman of the Planning and Zoning Committee, medical captain of the Tolland Fire Department, bass guitar accompanist for the Tolland Senior Center Chorus, and a tireless member of the Tolland Lions Club. In addition, his passion for music provided many years of Saturday night entertainment at “the barn,” while his love of the outdoors provided him with an exquisite eye for photographing the beauty of the natural world. Behind it all, his deep connection to “the generations-past” and his love of the “Hills of Home” in Sweden, Maine, gave him continuous joy and strength. 

A memorial service will be from 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Educational Center of Storrs Congregational Church, 2 N. Eagleville Rd., Storrs, CT. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mark's life. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Mark's memory to A Place Called Hope (Birds of Prey Rehabilitation and Education Center), 154 Pond Meadow Rd., Killingworth, CT 06419;;

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