Mark Williams

Obituary of Mark John Williams

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Mark John Williams (Big Will, Smokie, Jr., Possum, Paulie) 52, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021, in Rochester, NY, of natural causes. Mark was born in Rome, NY, to Ann Marie (Coluccio) Williams and William Williams Jr. on Oct. 1, 1968. He went to high school at Rome Free Academy and graduated in 1986. Mark went on to earn a Masters Degree in Health Care Administration at The New School for Social Research. He spent his professional career managing and owning healthcare facilities. Most recently he held the position of Nursing Home Administrator for Hurlbut Care Communities, Rochester, NY. Mark was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) fraternity chapter at SUNY Brockport. First and foremost Mark was a devoted father to Jenna and Marc, whom he referred to as "brother bear" and "sis". He loved Jenna and Marc deeply and was incredibly proud of them. It brought him great joy to speak of their accomplishments, whether it was Jenna getting into her first choice college or Marc's success as an entrepreneur. Mark acknowledged minor accomplishments just as much as the major ones. He was dedicated to instilling values of family, faith, friendship, and traditions. While never residing in Rome, because of the deep rooted connection Mark instilled in Jenna and Marc, Rome truly feels like their second home. Mark had a passion for hunting and fishing. An avid outdoorsman who appreciated the environment and company more than the sport itself. He experienced sheer happiness when he could share his knowledge and experience with others. He spent his professional career dedicated to eldercare; managing and owning facilities. As a healthcare professional, he felt privileged to serve and care for each individuals wellbeing. He was a true friend to many. Any friend of Mark's could be assured to be the subject of a nickname and hilarious story. Mark was a man of deep faith and member of St. Mary Our Mother, Horseheads NY and St. John the Baptist, Rome NY. Mark was generous and known for his charitable deeds. Mark is survived by his children Jenna and Marc Williams, Elmira NY, Jacki Evans Williams, former spouse and mother to his children, siblings Lori Trifeletti, Rome, Bill and Marie Williams, New Hartford, Robert and Karen Williams, Rome, nieces and nephews Tyler Williams, Derek Trifeletti, Devin Trifeletti, Marisa Williams, Trevor Williams and Christina Williams. Aside from family, Mark built and cherished countless meaningful personal and professional relationships. Friends may call at the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc, 7751 Merrick Rd., Rome, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 (Today) from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church on Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., with the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio officiating. Burial will follow at St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Memorial Contributions in Mark's memory may be made to Arbor Housing & Development, 26 Bridge Street, Corning NY 14830 or Rome Rescue Mission, 413 E Dominick Street, Rome, NY 13440. To offer online condolences, please visit

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc.
7751 Merrick Road
Rome, New York, United States


11:00 am
Thursday, August 26, 2021
St. John the Baptist Church
200 E. Dominick St.
Rome, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

St John the Baptist Cemetery
Lower E. Dominick St.
Rome, New York, United States
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