Marc Joseph DeNovellis
October 27, 1960 – November 18, 2021
Marc Joseph DeNovellis, of Rocky Hill, beloved son of Jean (Capasso) DeNovellis of Rocky Hill and the late V. Anthony ‘Tony’ DeNovellis, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Born on October 27, 1960, Marc grew up in Hartford and graduated from Bulkeley High School, class of 1978. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY in Art and Design Education, and his Master’s in Education from Central Connecticut State University. In September, 2018 Marc was honored to receive the Courage Award from the CT Brain Tumor Alliance in recognition of his positivity and perseverance. An extremely talented artist, Marc’s works included paintings, illustrations, prints, sculpture and photography. His artwork was showcased in galleries throughout Connecticut. Marc’s passion for art also led him to become an art teacher for 18 years. Marc’s second passion was his DJ career which began in nightclubs. He spinned that into a business, playing music at weddings and various celebrations. Mostly, Marc was extremely dedicated to his family and friends and cherished his time with them. If there was a family gathering, Marc was always present. In his spare time Marc loved playing softball and golf, and rooting for his beloved Red Sox and Lakers. In addition to his mother Jean, Marc will be forever missed by his son, Justin DeNovellis of Florida; three siblings, Craig DeNovellis of Newington, Tina Pitruzzello and husband Gregory of Cromwell and Bryan DeNovellis and wife Cathy of New Jersey and seven nieces and nephews, Nichole, Daniella, Julia and Talya Pitruzzello and Jayson, Emmi and Naomi DeNovellis, as well as many dear aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and friends. Special thanks to the staff and directors at the Jefferson House in Newington, as well as the CT Brain Tumor Alliance. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, November 23 at 11 a.m. at St. John Church, 5 St. John Court, Cromwell. Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church. Entombment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. Family and friends may call on Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. Donations in Marc’s memory may be made to the Connecticut Brain Tumor Alliance, P.O. Box 370514, West Hartford, CT 06137 or the Art League of New Britain, 30 Cedar Street, New Britain, CT 06052. To share a memory of Marc with his family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.
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