Mark, 60, passed away at home in Philadelphia, May 31, 2020 due to complications from a lung transplant he had received April 24. He had returned home from University of Pennsylvania Hospital and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation on May 26, and was doing well, looking forward to reconnecting with family and friends, and to re-start activities that had been put on hold due to an autoimmune condition that brought on Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) lung disease. Mark was the son of Anthony and Lorraine (Ciafre) Visalli, and was born in Philadelphia September 25, 1959. Mark is survived by his wife Anita (Malcolm) of 28 years, two children: Mark Anthony Visalli (23 years old, graduated from Auburn Univ. 2018), and Corey Josephine (20 years old, entering senior year at University of South Carolina); siblings: Anthony (Debbie) Visalli, Lorraine Visalli, Angela (Derick) Marsh; many nieces and nephews on both sides of the family whom he treated as his own kids.
Mark graduated from Wildwood Catholic High School in 1977 and University of South Florida in 1982 with a B.A. in Business Administration. He spent the year after graduating from college helping his brother build a house in St. John USVI that became very special to the entire family. He then moved to Washington, D.C. and began a career in high tech and software sales. He met his wife there; they were married on October 19, 1991, then moved to Paoli, PA, where they lived for 28 years and raised their family. They had moved to an apartment in Philadelphia November 2019 to be close to Penn for the post-transplant program, and looked forward to enjoying all that Center City has to offer. Mark’s passions were family, boating, cooking, traveling, and making people laugh. Any guests who sat at Mark’s table knew how incredible of a chef he was, and how important it was to make them feel part of his family. He could fix anything and always had the right hardware inventory at hand. He was a St. Norbert Parishioner, and loved the Union League. Mark will be dearly missed, and fond memories held tightly in his family’s hearts.
Due to Covid, a Celebration of Mark’s life will be held at a later date; the family is asking that donations be sent to Gift of Life in lieu of flowers. https://www.giftoflifefamilyhouse.org/bridge-give/