The Rev. Mark A. DeWolf Jr. of Bristol, R.I. and a summer resident of Edgartown died peacefully on Monday morning, April 9, with his family around him. He was 85.

Born in Flushing, N.Y. to the late Elizabeth Tillinghast Warren and the late Mark Anthony DeWolf Sr., he grew up in Providence, R.I. and Scituate, attended local schools and graduated from Classical High School in Providence. He attended Brown University and graduated from Ripon College in Wisconsin.

After college he served as a Winant Volunteer in the East End of London where he received a call to ordained ministry. With the blessing of the Episcopal Bishop of Rhode Island, he did his theological studies at Trinity College, Cambridge and Ely Theological College in England. He was ordained to the priesthood in St. Paul’s Cathedral by the Bishop of London in 1960. He served on the staff of St. Mary of Eton Mission in Hackney Wick, London for eight years before returning to the United States. He served parishes in Brooklyn, N.Y. and Amityville, Long Island before his call to be Rector of St. Andrew’s Church in Stamford, Conn., where he served for 25 years.

After retirement from active parish ministry, he continued his work as a hospice chaplain in Rhode Island. He enjoyed travel, gardening, being a member of the Rotary Club in Bristol, summer vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, theatre, and being with his grandchildren.

Reverend DeWolf is survived by his wife of 52 years, Jennifer (Macdonald) DeWolf; his son, Mark A. DeWolf 3rd and his wife, Renée, of Hopedale; his daughter Lisa DeWolf and her wife, Neelam Pathikonda, of View Park, Calif; his son Paul DeWolf and his wife, Sage, of Warren, R.I.; and seven grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sara Bailey.

Relatives and friends are invited to a requiem Eucharist service in celebration of his life on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 399 Hope street in Bristol, R.I. Interment will be private. Visiting hours are respectfully omitted.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the hospice of your choice.