Mark Anthony Palestino

Mark Anthony Palestino

May 24, 1958 – September 9, 2021

Age 63.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Patricia Keeley, and father, Dominick Palestino. He is survived by daughters, Emily Palestino and Cassidy Stuart; partner, Denyce Diener; and siblings: Jeff Palestino, Lori Otte, Mike Palestino (Paula), and Cindy Ferraguti, as well as nieces, nephews, and one granddaughter.

Mark served his country in the United States Marine Corps and was able to use his passion for dogs to help support our troops and country. He enjoyed spending his free time in nature, fishing and hunting, and in traveling the world with Denyce. He loved sitting on the beach freely after snorkeling and exploring the oceans.

Mark knew everything (or at least made it seem like he did!) and was always there to help someone solve a problem. He taught everyone valuable lessons from how to drive, how to save money, and how to take care of every plant and flower you could think of. He will be leaving behind a huge hole in our lives.

Words can’t express the sadness and loss we experience with his passing. Mark is now peacefully resting until we meet again.

VISITATION: Monday, September 13th from 9:30am to 10:30am at the West Center Chapel, followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 10:30am.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery with Military Honors by Benson VFW Post 2503.



  • Keri Courtney Posted September 12, 2021 6:45 am

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Your Dad is in a better place. Love from The Courtney’s & Hand’s!

  • Peggy Prine Posted September 12, 2021 11:41 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and anyone who’s lives Mark touched.

  • Sherri Christiansen Rotert Posted September 12, 2021 1:18 pm

    Lori,Mike, Emily , Denice and family. Sorry for your loss. Mark was a great guy. He will truly be missed.

  • Barb Vacanti Posted September 12, 2021 3:33 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss, sending lots of hugs snd prayers to the family. Chuck,Barb & Jake

  • Rose Pope Posted September 12, 2021 7:07 pm

    My condolences and prayers. He will always live forever in your heart. Sometimes those memories will sneak out and fall down your cheeks, but that is okay because they will remind you of the love you share.

  • Kay Vacanti Posted September 12, 2021 9:25 pm

    Mike, Lori and Emily, Sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Micki McDole Posted September 13, 2021 7:14 am

    My heart goes out to all of you. Denyce I give you a big hug. This is a huge loss in your lives.

  • Erick Hugh Anderson Posted September 13, 2021 1:33 pm

    My thoughts are with you at this time. Mark was a great person and I was privileged to have known him. He is in a better place. Remember the good times… With love always….

  • natalie gaffar Posted June 17, 2022 10:21 pm

    I worked with Mark at the post office and he was a great friend. I’m so very sorry to hear of his passing. I have been trying to look him up for the past few decades. He was loved:-)

  • Richard Williams Posted January 11, 2023 6:06 pm

    Sorrow at its worst. Mark was my best friend for a good part of my boyhood. I sorry we lost touch and more so to hear this. God bless his famimy. Semper Fi, friend.

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