Our beloved Mark J. Antonioli, 67, passed away Sunday, June 2, 2013, in the arms of his loving wife, Cathy.
Mark was born May 1, 1946, in Butte to Peter J. and Della A. Antonioli. He attended Catholic schools in Butte and graduated from Boys’ Central High School in 1964. He and his best friends, Bob Lussy and Bob Corbett, became legendary for knowing how to have a good time. Mark graduated from Montana State University in 1970, with a degree in architecture. He became Butte’s city planner soon afterward. Mark moved to Bellevue, Wash., in 1977, where he also worked as a city planner. He then worked for several years at the Chaffey Corp., designing houses, then decided to venture out on his own, forming the architectural design business, The Marant Company, in the late 1980s. Mark was a talented designer of beautiful homes, large remodels, office spaces, barns and restaurants. One of his homes was the house of the month in the Seattle Times.
Mark will be remembered fondly by so many friends, family and business associates as a warm, kind, generous, romantic, patient, intelligent, and creative man of integrity, sincerity and modesty. Mark loved his adopted Seattle family and enjoyed their many family gatherings over the years. Mark and his wife, Cathy, loved to travel to France, Italy, Ireland, Quebec, Mexico and the Canadian Rockies, just to name a few. Mark and Cathy attended two Antonioli family reunions in Northern Italy, which he often reminisced about fondly. Cathy and Mark had beenrenting apartments in the South of France for a month in the spring for the past few years, where they enjoyed living like the local people.
Mark is survived by his loving wife, Cathy; his stepdaughter, Mary and her husband, Patrick Demuth, and their children, Sophie, Aidan and Julia of Rockwall, Texas; his brother, Peter, and sister-in-law, Sandra Antonioli; his nieces, Alexandra and Gabrielle; his uncles, Dr. and Mrs. Bill Antonioli, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Antonioli, all of Butte, as well as many cousins and grand nieces and nephews. His Seattle family includes his father and mother-in-law, Bob and Jeannie Turnell; brother and sister-in-law, Scott Morrison and Julie Turnell, brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Sally McCabe; his niece, Carrie Turnell and his nephew, Curtis Turnell and his wife, Katie and their children, Lucas and Nathan Turnell.
Mark will be honored at a celebration of his life at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the Maplewood Greens, 4050 Maplevalley HWY, Renton, Wash.
Remembrances may be made in Mark’s name to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance with a special mention of Dr. J. Walter Smith and his very special nurse, Patty Gonzales. 825 Eastlake Ave. E., Seattle WA 98109-1023