Mark A. Graziano

Tue, 02/27/2024 - 1:00pm

Mark Anthony Graziano, 63, of Indian Harbor Beach, Florida, passed away on Feb. 25, 2024, with loved ones by his side, after a vigorous and daunting battle with Neuro Endocrine Cancer.  

Mark was born on Aug. 1, 1960, in Queens, New York, to Vincent Marco Graziano and Grace Marie (Cuttone) Graziano and moved to Brevard County, Florida in 1976. He graduated from Satellite Beach High School in 1978 and joined the U.S. Navy where he served as a 2nd class Ocean Systems Tech. 

In 1988 he moved to Maine with his (then) wife Adrienne Warren and their two children, where he became the general manager of a temp control company, owned a music store, and graduated from the Maine State Police Academy. He served as a police officer in Boothbay Harbor in the early 1990s before re-locating back to Florida and spending 14 years serving as a 911 telecommunications officer for Satellite Beach and Indian Harbor Beach police departments. In 2011 he was presented an award by SBPD and the Mayor for his heroic efforts and service as a dispatcher.  

One of Mark’s greatest passions was music. He was an extremely talented musician – most notably with his impressive guitar skills – and was inspiringly self-taught at a young age. He played guitar in several bands over the years but one of the most memorable was with the band “Fat City” with whom he played many shows and produced/recorded much of his music. He was an avid music and guitar collector, which included an extensive record collection and his prized Gibson Les Paul guitar.  

Mark was predeceased by his parents, Vincent and Grace Graziano.

He is survived by his four children, Timothy Graziano of Westbrook, Maine, Lauren Pasquarella and her husband Daniel Pasquarella of Manchester, New Hampshire, Cody Graziano of Satellite Beach, Florida, and Summer Graziano of Indian Harbor Beach, Florida; his two grandchildren, Arabelle and Enzo Pasquarella of Manchester, New Hampshire; his four siblings, Christine Graziano of Arvada, Colorado, Michael Graziano and his wife Jennifer Graziano of Marshall, Virginia, Jacqueline Graziano of Indian Harbor Beach, Florida, and Juliette Mertens and her husband Paul Mertens of Melbourne, Florida; his five nieces and nephews, Katherine Campbell, Isabella Loretta, Salvatore Graziano, Vincenzo Graziano and Jamie Mertens; and his longtime companion of more than 30 years, Dawn St. Clair. 

He will be remembered most for his dedication and service to his community and his soft and empathetic heart that has left a lasting impression on all those who knew and loved him. 

At Mark’s adamant request there will be no in-person memorial services, but an online memorial for those who wish to participate will be announced at a later date.