February 13, 1960 - April 9, 2016
When you look at the stars and see them shining bright on a clear Texas night, those who loved and knew Mark Annunziato will remember him as a loving father, brother, son and loyal friend. Above all else, he treasured time spent with his children, family and friends and each felt blessed to have had him in their lives, forever touched by his illuminating spirit, contagious smile and generous heart. A life-long sports enthusiast, his other “true loves” were The New York Yankees and The New York Giants.
Born February 13, 1960, in Rocky Point, New York , to parents Gennaro and Jeanette Annunziato, Mark graduated from Rocky Point High School in 1978. In 1981, he moved to Richardson, Texas, where he focused on a career in the Food and Beverage Industry – a career well suited for a man who loved people and loved being around them. Having worked for Texas Point Inc., Nedley’s and proudly serving as a co-owner of the Stadium Café’ in Addison, he later accepted a position as General Manager of Bone Daddy’s – House of Smoke in 2004, where he worked at many locations throughout Texas.
Mark was a great family man and a loving father. He married Shelby Evans in Plano and the couple had three children together: Gennaro, Nicholas and Gabrielle.
In addition to his love of family and sports, he enjoyed playing golf and traveling, having most recently vacationed in Hawaii with his loving, long-time partner Denise.
Mark passed away on April 9, 2016 in Frisco, Texas. He is survived by his three children, Gennaro, Nicholas and Gabrielle, brothers Gary and Louis, sister Donna, mother Jeanette, as well as several nieces, nephews and other relatives. He is preceded in death by his brother Victor and his father Gennaro, both of Long Island, New York.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled from 3-7 pm on Monday April 18, 2016 at Bone Daddy’s Plano at 3916 North Dallas Parkway, Plano, Texas. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mark’s life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to help defer funeral expenses and can be sent to Bone Daddy’s .
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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