It is with profound sadness that the family of Mark Daniel Masciarelli announces that he passed away on Sunday, July 31st, 2022, in Frederick, MD, where he lived.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Alberico Masciarelli & Lorraine (Saragian) Masciarelli, both of Marlborough, MA, and also by his older brother Thomas Masciarelli, of St. Augustine, FL.
He is survived by both of his sisters, Catherine (Masciarelli) Mattsen (and her husband John Mattsen) of New Market, MD and Donna Masciarelli of Lake Wales, FL, his sister-in-law Nancy (Camara) Masciarelli of St. Augustine, FL, his three nephews: Paul Masciarelli (and his wife Stacy and their daughter Sophia) of St, Augustine, FL, Timothy Wainwright (and his wife Cassie and their daughters Amelia & Leela) of Lakeland, FL, and Brandon Wainwright of Orlando, FL, and his three nieces: Diana Mattsen (and her husband Michael Giangrasso and their children Olivia, Luca & Leonardo) of Frederick, MD, Andria Mattsen (and her husband Eddie Araya and their children Nicolo, Matteo & Camila) of Frederick, MD, and Karen Mattsen (and her husband John Rian and their children Kainoa, Alik & Ayla) of New Market, MD, two aunts and an uncle, his cousins, and many close friends.
He was born and lived most of his life in Marlborough, MA. He attended the Immaculate Conception (I.C.) School through 8th grade and then graduated from Marlborough High School in 1985. He worked many years for the Holiday Inn in Housekeeping and worked other odd jobs on and off after that. He spent most of his time with both of his parents, even into their old age. He only moved to Frederick, MD, in 2009 to be with his mother, who passed in 2018.
He touched so many people’s lives with his friendship, his huge heart, his catty remarks, his contagious laugh & mischievous smile! He had a heart of gold! Everyone who knew him well loved him for just who he was! He loved many (& you know who you are) and he was in constant touch with those, even though he was in MD; including his sister Donna, his best friends Shannon Rousseau, Peter Goulet, Dave & Elaine Ritter, his cousin Kelly Chaloux and others. He loved to chat!
He was a very devoted lifelong and enthusiastic fan of “Days of Our Lives” (took after his “Meme” & mother) and would always be asking questions in order to follow their crazy family trees and stories. He had a great love of horses (from spending summers/weekends at his Aunt Betty’s farm in ME) and that carried with him throughout his life in his collection of horse memorabilia. He loved the movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” especially the Wicked Witch of the West (he could imitate her very well and often did), and he had many collectibles from that as well. He loved the ocean and the beach and wished he had gotten to go there more in his last years.
He was only 54 years old. He suffered immensely with many medical issues in the last three years of his short life. However, those he left behind will remember him being so full of life and will grieve and miss him greatly.
His family will be holding a Memorial-Celebration of his life entitled, “For the Love of Mark, These Are the Days of His Life,” on November 19th, 2022, (12-4 pm) at The Moose, in Marlborough, MA, where many of his friends still live. His family hopes that many of you will join in then to celebrate Mark. His ashes will be buried with his parents at the I.C. Cemetery, in Marlborough, MA, where he would want to be.
In honor of Mark’s life, please pause in your busy lives to think of all the good memories of him, drink a cup of coffee (or beverage of your choice), smoke a cigarette (only if you already do), ride a horse, spend some time at the ocean, watch “Days of Our Lives” or the “Wizard of Oz” and think of him! And most of all just remember his wicked sense of humor, his contagious laugh and his mischievous smile! That would make him very happy!