In loving memory of Mark Mattioli who passed away peacefully in his sleep after a courageous battle with cancer, September 17th, 2021, at the age of 61, at his home in Mosinee.
He was preceded in death by his father Jerome and his mother Maryann Labarge Mattioli.
Survivors include: his son Michael Mattioli, his brother Jeff (Lynn) Mattioli and his nephews, Reiker and Aiden, his step Mother, Carolyn and step sister, Dianna Faton, Uncle, Jimmy (Patti) Mattioli.
Also survived by the love of his life, for sixteen years, Lynn Olson and her family including: "Baby girl" Jen (Chris) Rose, Rod (Christina) Olson, Matthew (Jen) Olson, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren, Harper and Hudson, his side kick "buddy" the cat and numerous friends, coworkers from Mosinee and surrounding areas.
Mark was a very accomplished musician. While in high school, he toured Wisconsin with the rock band Bad Habit. Shortly after, he joined the very popular group New Country Sound. He would later perform with the groups Queote, Slybilly and had stints with Dennis Puckett and countless others. He also performed and recorded with the John Altenburgh Jazz Ensemble where he appeared on recordings that reached the National Jazz Charts. Mark further recorded with Johnny & The MoTones at Sun Studios, Memphis TN for their debut album "Two Hits for The Kitty" that spent 18 weeks in the World's Blues Chart. At Sun Studios, Mark was very excited to record on Ringo Starr's drum set. Mark was also the house drummer at RiverSide Productions Recording Studio where he appeared on hundreds of recordings, including the theme song for Wisconsin Public Radio's Route 51 and the movie "The Best Christmas Ball Ever" played every year on the ION Channel. He also has numerous credits as assistant recording engineer. He was awarded several Wisconsin "Addy Awards" and was also presented a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Central Wisconsin Rock & Roll Revival Committee. His passion was music and his accomplishments were seemingly endless. He performed at Hodag Country Music Festival, The Grand Theater, Wausau, and countless music festivals and venues. Mark wants to thank all of the musicians he played and recorded with, whom he called “Brothers,” for the wonderful musical journey.
There will be a celebration of life at Paper City Lanes in Mosinee, WI on Sunday October 3rd from 1 to 4pm and the first drink is in on Mark. Beste Funeral Home, Mosinee, is assisting the family. Online condolences can be directed to the family at www.bestefh.com.