Mark Lawrence Mayotte 82 of Harrison passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 in Parma, Michigan. Mark was born January 16, 1939 Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan the son of Bert James Mayotte Sr. and Lois (Colbeck) Mayotte. Mark graduated from St. Mary’s High School in 1956 and immediately enlisted in the United States Army, where he honorably served his country. On December 14, 1963 in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, Mark was united in marriage to Ms. Donna L. Fox. Donna preceded Mark in death on September 4, 2011 after forty-seven years of marriage.
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Mr. Mayotte had resided in Harrison since 1995, moving from Garden City, Michigan. Mr. Mayotte retired from Detroit Diesel after many years of dedicated service as a Test Operator. Mark was a member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Harrison, and lifetime member of the Harrison Moose Lodge and Family Center #2235. Mr. Mayotte enjoyed yard work, drinking a cold beer with family and friends, visiting various brewery’s throughout Michigan, enjoyed the hot summer weather, and watching sports with his son Brian.
Surviving Mark are his two loving children, Denise Bywater and husband Matthew of Parma, and Brian Mayotte and wife Darcelle of Garden City, seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, plus nieces and nephews. Mr. Mayotte also was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife Donna L. Mayotte of 49 years, his older brother Burt Mayotte and sister Lois Huttunen.
A Funeral Mass celebrating Mark will be held Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Athanasius Catholic Church, 310 S. Broad Street, Harrison, with Rev. Father J. Marcel Portelli officiating. Visitation will take place Friday, March 5, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. from Stocking Funeral Home, 165 W. Oak St., Harrison. Burial will be in St. Athanasius Catholic Cemetery, Harrison. Military honors will be presented to Mr. Mayotte on Saturday during his burial services, honoring his service to his country. Memorial gifts in memory of Mark may be considered to: St. Athanasius Catholic Church, 310 S. Broad St., Harrison, Michigan 48625. To share an online memory or condolence with Mark’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com. Arrangements and care of Mr. Mayotte and his family are entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison (989)539-7810.