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Obituary of Mark Paul Paleologo
Born as Mark Paul Paleologo, later in life known to friends and close family as Marci Payne, age 58, of Ventnor City, NJ died Monday, September 3, 2018 peacefully at home. Marci was born August 3, 1960 in Newark, NJ to Salvatore and Maria (Lisocki) Paleologo and is survived by loving daughters Karena Paleologo and Maria Paleologo.
Having spent most of her life in Morris County, growing up in Montville and living for many years in Boonton, Marci recently moved down to Ventnor City to carve out a new space for herself near the ocean where she could spend her time writing and creating. Although she spent many years as a plumber, Marci was always a writer at heart. For many years her writing took the form of songs through her role as the singer Evil Dick in the band The Congregation. More recently, her poetry has been featured in several anthologies and she has been active in the local beat poetry community. She also wrote short stories and novels and did some freelance writing for a few online publications. In her down time, she could generally be found with a newspaper (or more recently, Facebook), a cigarette, and a glass of bourbon, staying up to date on current news and politics, and making her opinions known. Relationships were a struggle throughout her life, but she was fiercely loyal and loved people with a rare intensity. It is a comfort to those who loved her to know that she ultimately achieved the peace and contentment in her life that she wanted and deserved.
Relatives and friends may gather on Sunday September 9, 2018 from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm with words of remembrance starting at 4:00pm at the Martin Funeral Home, 1761 Route 31, Clinton NJ 08809. Cremation services were held privately by the family.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made through IN MEMORY OF for 826NYC, a program for young creative writers at www.inmemoryof-memorial.org/mark-paul-marci-payne-paleologo
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