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Rev. Mark A.  Fracaro
  • St. Dennis Church Deaf Apostolate Ministry
    1214 S. Hamiton Street
    Lockport, IL 60441
  • Diocese of Joliet
    16555 Weber Road
    Crest Hill, IL 60403

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You will be sadly missed my friend at St. Josephs Church. Your "sweetness", your HATS ! and your joy to be with! The you may even have a special "HAT !" for you in Heaven !


Posted by: Craig and Trudi Corkery - Lockport, IL   Sep 14, 2016


Posted by: Craig and Trudi Corkery - Lockport, IL   Sep 14, 2016

Fr. Mark...Now you are resting in Heaven. We're glad that we met you years ago. It's hard for us not being with you. We enjoyed chatted with you especially you drove out here from far. And what's more.....NO MORE DRIVING FAR and traveling for you even you drove to Florida yourself. That's shocked to me. It will not be the same without you. Most of all we will miss your sense of humor. And once more, many thanks for helping and served the Deaf Community.


Posted by: Hugh/Carolyn Fung - Carol Stream, IL - Friend   Sep 13, 2016

Father Mark was a great man. My band played for him at two of his parishes, St. Jude& Minooka. Larry Robinson, Joliet


Posted by: Larry Robinson - joliet, IL   Sep 13, 2016

For a kind and thoughtful man. May he rest in peace. May the dear Lord be at his side for all of eternity.


Posted by: Sue Duffy-(Grubba) - St. Petersburg, FL - Family   Sep 13, 2016

I have memories of working the deaf picnics for Fr. Mark. Also, when my husband was going through RCIA, the dedication and faith was evident in Fr. Mark. We also relished the times We spent with Fr. Mark before we got married in the Catholic Church at St. Mary's in Minooka. Fr. Mark will be missed. Our condolences to the entire family.


Posted by: Sarah & Ernie Manz - Marseills, IL - Acquaintance   Sep 12, 2016

We met Father Mark in high school when he would drive us from Naperville to Chicago to attend theater and movies. He then married us 45 yrs ago, married our son in the mountains near Yellowstone and was Godfather to our youngest son. No matter where we lived he would visit every year for a week. One of my favorite memories of him was visiting old churches and Indian reservations in New Mexico. He had just retired and had money

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Posted by: sandra drendel - Fort Collins, CO - Friend   Sep 12, 2016

Father Mark and the Saints Peter and Paul organist took it upon themselves to train five willing but unpolished high school freshman into a quite credible choir for the 8AM Sunday mass. We sang music which was doubtless beyond our depth, but Fr. Mark made us believe in our collective strength and our own abilities. It was a joyous time which I always think on whenever Bach's Cantata 140 is played on the radio. Today, dear Fr. Mark, I will

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Posted by: A friend   Sep 12, 2016

I will always remember Father Mark's love of life. His joy and energy radiated to those around him. He made you smile; he made you laugh. I'll always remember the celebrations of midnight mass at St Jude's, the Christmas cards that never came at Christmas, and the love he had for life and people. He was a simple man with a great big heart!!


Posted by: Sue and Dan Menegon - Joliet, IL - Friend   Sep 11, 2016

Fr. Mark will always have a special place in my heart. He helped my deaf daughter and son make their First Communion and Confirmation through the REACH program at St. Raphael church in Naperville. I'll always remember his silly hats at the Christmas Party and his kindness toward all the students in the REACH program.


Posted by: Laura Fornal - Wheaton, IL - Friend   Sep 11, 2016