The Funeral Service

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27 comments on “Mark Santospirito”

  1. Dear Melissa, Olivia & Inez,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Mark was a gentle and gracious man and your beautiful service paid fitting tribute to him. He bore his illness with a stoic and selfless dignity. Taken so young, it sharpens our memories of loved ones to treasure into the future.
    Love Jacquie, Michael & family.

  2. Thank you for the opportunity to join online to celebrate Mark’s life. It was a pleasure getting to know him at OLSH and discussing all things camper trailers and fishing outside work. I will miss bumping into Mark in Meeniyan.
    Take care Melissa, Olivia and Inez.

  3. What a gorgeous celebration of Mark and his life that was. Gone too soon.
    Thank you for Mel, Olivia and Inez for making it available.
    Love Leisa xx

  4. Sending my sincere condolences to you all, mark was my favourite teacher in all my schooling years always full of joy, spoke with so much love for everything he did, we always had laughs in the classes which would brighten anyone’s day am super grateful to have met and being taught by him, a true legend gone to soon! Very sadden by this, rest easy mark! You will be very missed! 🙁
    Sending my love to all x x x

  5. Loved working with Mark at TCC and OLSH, what a warm and fitting tribute to a great teacher and friend. We shared many laughs and a love of red wine. He always talked about his beloved family. Sorry I couldn’t be there today, it was nice to be able to feel part of his farewell online

  6. A lovely service that celebrated mr santos’ kind, warm and caring personality. Condolences to Melissa, Inez, and Olivia, sorry for your loss and we are thinking of you
    Phil and izzy carmody xx

  7. Melissa, it was a beautiful sermon and tribute to a beautiful person. My love to you, Olivia and Inez. Love Gwen ❤️❤️

  8. Sincere Condolences to Melissa, Olivia, Innes and family.

    Mark was an amazing teacher that had an impact on so many students. He always told such lovely stories about his family and had such great wit.
    My fondest memory is the time he took me to visit his University Professor Neil Barnett at Deakin, as I was planning to study Forensics Science there after year 12 (and I did).

    Mark will be greatly missed, but has left a lasting impression on so many.

    Rachel – Class of 2006 Thomas Carr College

  9. Sincere condolences to Melissa, Olivia, Inez and family.

    Mark was an amazing teacher! He had an impact on so many students. He always had such lovely stories about his family in class, and I particularly enjoyed his wit.

    My fondest memory is when he took me to visit his university professor Neil Barnett, because I planned to study Forensics Sciences at Deakin (and did).

    Mark will be greatly missed, but his imprint on those he met in his life will be long lasting.

    Rachel – Class of 2006 Thomas Carr College.

  10. Dear Melissa, Olivia and Innes.

    That was a beautiful ceremony. Such a wonderful positive and uplifting reflection of Mark’s full and obviously happy life. You all spoke magnificently and Mark will no doubt be incredibly proud of you all.

    Stew x

  11. Melissa, Olivia and Inez,
    My condolences to you.
    I am sorry I was unable to attend today but am so grateful that I could join you in spirit and watch the service.
    I am sure Mark will be with you in spirit for eternity.
    Such a wonderful person, a beautiful soul.

  12. My deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Mark. Mark was my year 12 co-ordinator at Thomas Carr College in 2008 and has left a lasting impact on myself and others. As a new father myself of a daughter, Olivia and Inez have shown me what a loving and supportive father is and should be – I can not imagine your grief in such a difficult time but you both would have made your dad very proud today.

    From the graduates of Thomas Carr College in 2008, we thank Mr Santos on his support, loving nature and laughter during our time together. The world grows a little dimmer without Mr Santos’ presence, but we know that he is with our Lord and we will meet again.

  13. I remember fondly Mark’s love of camping. He was always excited about his next getaway going off grid!
    Much love to all the family
    Bronwyn Verrell (OLSH)

  14. A beautiful service for a lovely soul.
    Mark you will be missed.
    Mark I will always remember our very early morning chats at OLSH when you would check in on me to see if all was ok and if I needed any help with the extras. Your kindness and caring nature was appreciated.
    May you rest in peace.

  15. Sincere condolences to Melissa, Olivia and Inez and family.
    Mark was an amazing teacher! He had an impact on so many students. He would always talk about his family. I particularly enjoyed his wit that he would bring to class. My fondest memory is the time he took me to visit his university chemistry professor Neil Barnett at Deakin, because I planned to study Forensics Science there (and did).

    Mark will be greatly missed.

    Class of 2006 Thomas Carr College

  16. Dear Melissa, Olivia and Ines,
    I knew Mark from OLSH – such a lovely, lovely guy. The students and staff absolutely adored him, and he will be greatly missed. Thank you for sharing your memories of him.
    Chris Cahill

  17. Dear Melissa, Olivia and Inez
    Thinking if you all today as you say good bye to an amazing man.

    My heart is with you today
    Love Deb McQuaid xx

  18. Mark was my desk buddy when I started at OLSH in 2019. He was always kind, had a warm smile and helped to make me feel welcome in my start at the school. His calm nature and his sense of humour were a big part of this. The staff and students at OLSH have always spoken highly of him and I know he will be missed by all who knew him. My sincere condolences for your loss.


  19. My sincere condolences to your family and my thoughts are with you all during this difficult time. Mr Santos was my teacher 15 years ago and the stories I have heard today are so reflective of his personality all those years ago. Some teachers leave an impression, and he has done that not just for me but for many students, he was supportive, honest, genuine and I consider myself lucky to have met him. Again, I am sorry for your loss – from a sad but grateful ex student.

  20. Mark was an amazing teacher – he went above & beyond for his students. He was honestly one of the best.

    He always spoke so highly of his girls and his face lit up whenever he would tell us stories about them.

    I am an ex-Thomas Carr student. Class of 2006.

  21. Mark taught my daughter at OLSH Bentleigh. I will never forget his kindness and beautiful smile. In addition, he instilled a sense of confidence in my daughter, to believe in herself and her abilities. Of all the teachers she has ever had, I think Mark had the most influence. Kind and gentle, a wonderful man. My sincerest condolences to his loved ones.

  22. Rest easy, Mark. You were a one of a kind. A natural teacher who showed kindness to everyone he met. Your beaming pride when talking about Mel and the girls showed me what it means to be a husband and a father. Whether it was talking about the meaning of life or who had a sillier dog, you were a true friend. I’ll miss you mate! To his lovely family, I’m so sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you today.

  23. Mark always spoke about his family with so much love. I am very sorry for your loss, Melissa, Olivia and Inez.
    Kind regards,
    Annemarie Petering ( OLSH)

  24. Dear Melissa, Olivia, Anez,
    Passing on my condolences to you and families. I really liked Mark. I loved his sense of humour and genuineness. Such a great person and will be missed by many.
    I hope you’re all doing well at this sad time. I am sorry I cant be there today – but my thoughts and prayers will be with you as I watch.
    Take care, and once again passing on our condolences from Fiona, Maddy and Amelia xxx

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