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“He was a great Son-In-Law and a wonderful and loving Dad and Poppy Know God and Heaven welcomed him with open arms ”
1 of 15 | Posted by: Faith Bussolari - Farmington, CT

“Dear Erica and Nicole,After I read the article in the Hartford courant I'm sorry to hear about your Dad. I realized he died about the same age as my...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Dana Miller - Unionville, CT

“Penny, I am so sorry to hear of Mark's passing. Been away for a couple of weeks so I was not able to attend any of the services. If there is...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Penny and family,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Stay strong, and may your memories comfort you. ”
4 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Weitz - Coworker

“My sincerest condolences to all on Marks passing. I was best friends with Mark and Matt in high school and had just recently tried to rekindle our...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Lynn Corning/Diblase - MILFORD, CT

“I'm so sad for all of you..... I knew Mark since he was a baby. I'll always have good memories of him -- turned out to be a great guy. You are all...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Sharon Mariner - Berlin, CT

“With fond memories of Mark, such a wonderful, kind, and loving person who impacted many lives both on an off the softball field. Our family will...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: John Bussolari - Newport, RI

“Penny I don't know if you remember me but I dated Ross who was a friend of your brother back in the 80's. I'm so sorry for your loss. Even back then...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Cindy Regalis Marut - Farmington, CT

“My condolences on your loss. Mark was one of the reasons I stayed with West Hartford Girls Softball. Over the years we were as close as an Umpire and...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: John Hogan - Enfield, CT

“Penny, Erica, Nikki,My thoughts and prayers are with all of you throughout this difficult time. Mark was so brave and put up an incredible fight to...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Lori Kipperman - CT

“sending all my love and hugs to the lovely family that is Mark's. Mark was indeed a very passionate and loving person. My daughter Lauren was one of...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: denise brezinski - west hartford

“Mark I could not have asked for a better Son-In-Law You made my Penny so very happy You were the best Dad and Poppy ever The courage you showed me...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Faith Bussolari - Farmington, CT

“Dear Erica,and Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. Your Dad sounded like a great man. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Jane Foley - Higganum, CT

“I am very sorry for your loss and wish I could be there but hope to see you all soon. Me, Mike and the girls will be thinking about you all. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Ashley Settle - Chesapeake, VA

“Penny, Erica, and Nikki,I was saddened to learn of Mark's passing. I was just thinking of him the other day, and reminiscing about our softball years...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Stephanie Bernabeo - CT

Mark J. Stankoski, 56, of West Hartford passed away peacefully on July 26, 2017 with his family by his side after complications from lung cancer. Despite his diagnosis he fought bravely to be there with his family, especially his grandchildren, whom he loved above all else. He was born on November 13, 1960 in New Britain, CT. Mark leaves behind his beloved wife of 33 years, Penny (Bussolari), their two daughters and their husbands, Erica and Brendan Rose, Nicole and Jeffrey Giliberto, and his three grandchildren, Logan, Everly, and Brody, with another grandson on the way. He is also survived by his sister, Carole Stankoski, and several nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly. He is reunited in heaven with his parents, Matthew and Ann (Cuomo) Stankoski, his sister, Linda Norton, brother Matthew Stankoski, Jr. and nephew, Jeremy Norton. Mark treasured spending time with his family- especially spoiling his grandchildren with trips to the toy store. He was involved for many years with the West Hartford Girls Softball League where he was passionate about coaching and helping develop the league. He always spoke proudly of his former players. He was also a lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers. His family would like to thank Dr. Todd Alekshun and the wonderful staff at Starling Oncology, Dr. John McCardle, and Dr. Robert Dowsett for their compassionate care and support. A Mass of Christain Burial will be held on Tuesday August 1, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of St. Peter Claver 47 Pleasant St., West Hartford. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, West Hartford. Calling hours will be held on Monday July 31, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home 136 South Main St., West Hartford. Those who wish to donate in Mark's memory may visit to raise money for Mark's family to purchase toys for CCMC this holiday season. For online condolences and directions please visit