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Obituaries

  • Mark Joseph Madonna

    Mark Joseph Madonna

Mark Joseph Madonna, 21

Aug. 24, 2015

Mark Joseph Madonna

Mark Joseph Madonna

Writ­ten by Tracey Madonna

Mark Joseph Madonna acci­den­tally and trag­i­cally drowned on Mon­day, August 24th, 2015. Mark was 21 years old.

Mark J. Madonna was born in Pomona, New Jer­sey on the evening of Decem­ber 14th, 1993. He was the old­est son of Joseph Mark and Tracey Madonna.

Mark grad­u­ated from Lemon Bay High school in 2012 and attended one year at the State Col­lege of Florida earn­ing President’s List hon­ors. He then decided to pur­sue his dream of self employ­ment and cre­ated a suc­cess­ful online busi­ness in the years that followed.

Mark was a suc­cess­ful entre­pre­neur who was extremely com­puter savvy, from build­ing his own com­puter to imple­ment­ing online mar­ket­ing strate­gies, no task was beyond his grasp. Three months ago, he pur­chased his first brand new car, a proud mile­stone in his life as this was entirely the result of hard work in his business.

Mark was a spir­i­tual per­son who con­stantly strived to learn more and evolve him­self toward growth, evo­lu­tion and trans­for­ma­tion. He was intel­li­gent, com­plex, unique, gen­tle and kind to all who knew him.

An avid video and com­puter gamer, Mark assem­bled a huge group of friends over the years. It was not just about play­ing, it was about con­nect­ing to peo­ple from across the world to talk and share per­spec­tives. One of his best friends Chris described Mark as “a great lis­tener who always gave the best advice.”

Mark’s over­all goal in life was to help peo­ple by shar­ing his suc­cess and teach­ing oth­ers how to do the same for them­selves. While cop­ing with seri­ous life long health issues, he devel­oped his own per­sonal phi­los­o­phy on life rooted in spir­i­tu­al­ity, com­mu­nity, hon­esty, com­pas­sion and love. His younger brother Nicholas describes Mark as “spir­i­tual, paci­fist, entre­pre­neur, kind, inno­cent and pure-of-heart.”

This world needs more car­ing, hon­est, lov­ing peo­ple like Mark and his time with us was too brief, much too brief. He had noth­ing but bright­ness and splen­dor ahead.

Mark J. Madonna is sur­vived by his lov­ing par­ents: Joseph Mark and Tracey Madonna, his brother and friend: Nicholas Madonna, mater­nal grand­par­ents: Thomas and Jean Jen­nings, aunts: Janine (Gary) Szczurek and Eliz­a­beth (Fran­cis) Con­nor. Mark is pre­de­ceased by pater­nal grand­par­ents: Daniel F. Sr. and Marie Madonna and uncle: Daniel F. Jr. (San­dra) Madonna.

A pri­vate ser­vice will be held in his honor. The fam­ily humbly and respect­fully requests, please — no flow­ers. Memo­r­ial con­tri­bu­tions may be made for the ben­e­fit of his brother, Nicholas D. Madonna (Schol­ar­ship Fund) in care of: Florida Com­mu­nity Bank, 3100 South McCall Road, Engle­wood, Florida 34224.

Engle­wood Com­mu­nity Funeral Home with Pri­vate Cre­ma­tory has been selected to han­dle arrange­ments. You may share a mem­ory or express con­do­lences to the fam­ily at www.englewoodfh.com

Beau­ti­ful Mark,
ten­der moments and mem­o­ries
never leave our hearts.
~Mommy