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May 16, 1962 - July 18, 2017
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Mark Anthony Mattioli, age 55, a lifelong Taylor resident, passed away Tuesday after a brief but courageous battle with Lung Cancer.
Born on May 16, 1962, and son of the late Robert J. and Odelia (Dee) A. Talalai Mattioli, Mark was a graduate of Riverside High School, Class of 1980. He then earned Degrees in Business and Arts from Keystone College. Prior to its closure, Mark was a proud member of the former Immaculate Conception Church in Taylor, where he was under the guidance of his best friend and longtime pastor, Rev. John R. Cunningham.
He served as cook at the Scranton Elks, under the management of father. He also owned and operated Mattioli’s Restaurant in Taylor. For 20 years, Mark served as a member of Taylor Borough Council and was also past president of the Lackawanna County Borough Association.
He enjoyed fishing, politics and spending time with his family. He was a loving father, brother and uncle who will forever be missed by the countless people who loved him.
He is survived by his adoring daughter, Mariah Mattioli of Shavertown; his brothers, inseparable and never leaving Mark’s side, twin Anthony Mark Mattioli and Robert Mattioli, both of Taylor, and Joseph Mattioli and wife Maribeth of North Carolina; his loving sisters, Sandra Wright and husband Brian of Old Forge and Maria Nash and husband William of Taylor; many nieces and nephews; and his best buddy, his pup Portia.
His family would like to acknowledge and thank Mark’s doctors, Marianne Santioni and his cousin, Kenneth Sebastianelli, for the tremendous care given to Mark throughout his illness.
Funeral services are scheduled to begin on Monday at 9:00AM from the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge, with a 10:00AM Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Ann Basilica, West Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Francis Landry, C.P., Pastor. Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Sunday between 2-5:00PM at the funeral home. Please visit the funeral home’s website for directions or to leave an online condolence.