Mark Adam Colello, beloved son, husband, father, brother and friend, met his Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 14, 2022. He was at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, after a valiant two-year battle with brain cancer that he faced with strong faith and positivity.
Born in New Britain on February 12, 1965, Mark was one of two sons of Jerome P. (Jerry) Colello, Sr. and Sandra (Roncaioli) Colello. A lifelong resident of Plainville, Mark was a 1983 graduate of Plainville High School where he excelled in the pool as an all-state record setting diver. Upon completing his degree in exercise physiology, he returned to PHS as an energetic and effective diving coach, and worked as an exercise physiologist at the YMCA, where he met the love of his life, Yvonne, and later at Southington Care Center for over 14 years. He and Yvonne shared twenty years of marriage and raised two sons, all of whom share his passion for the Lord, sports and traveling. Mark was an ordained minister and most recently was the Recreation Director for Worthington Manor and other retirement communities throughout the state, where he enriched the lives of senior citizens with activities, his outgoing personality, story-telling and smile that could light up the room. A softball enthusiast, who traveled with his teams throughout the US, he also enjoyed the game of golf, bowling, fishing and any and all racket sports, as long as he was on the move. Remembered for his bright spirit, infectious energy and love for life, he will be greatly missed, leaving many cherished memories.
In addition to his wife Yvonne and his parents, Jerry and Sandra, he leaves his sons, Shawn and Ethan; his brother, Jerome P. (Jerry) Colello, Jr. and his children, Robin Colello Maisonet and her husband Dymetric, Amber and Jacob Colello; his uncles, Joseph (Barbara) Colello, Donald (Mary) Colello, Gus (Diane) Roncaioli, and John (Michele) Roncaioli; his mother-in-law, Monika Egetenmeir; her children and extended family in Germany; and countless friends and clients.
In lieu of flowers, any contributions received will be used for Mark’s sons to further their education.
Family and friends may gather on Friday August 19, 2022 from 5-7 p.m. at Plainville Funeral Home, 81 Broad St, Plainville. Prayers and words of remembrance led by Pastor Barry Brown will be shared at 7:00 p.m. For online expressions of sympathy, please visit www.PlainvilleFuneralHome.com