Mark Gjuraj

Mark Gjuraj, age 34, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 26th at 2:26 AM at Stamford Hospital. “Marky”, as he was known to his family and dear friends, was born in Stamford on December 23, 1987 to Peter and Lushe Gjuraj. Marky was a 2006 graduate of Westhill High School. On October 2, 2016, he married Robertina Ademaj and together they have welcomed two beautiful children and have a third on the way (a baby girl). Marky’s charismatic personality and talents led him to follow his mother’s passion in the restaurant business, where he was just days away from opening the Housatonic House in Seymour, CT. Marky had an uncanny ability to reach people in a deep and positive way. He truly lived life to the fullest and enjoyed the simple pleasures that life offered. Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife Robertina; his children Adrian and Artina; his mother Lushe Gjuraj, his father Peter Gjuarj, his step-mother Alida Gjuarj, his paternal grandfather Mark Gjuraj; his siblings Mikel, Martina, Angel, Max; and his aunts, uncles and 70 first cousins. Family, friends, and those whose lives Mark has touched, are invited to the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home located at 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford, CT 06902 from 3pm to 9pm on Monday, March 28, 2022 to reminisce, grieve, and come together as Marky would’ve wanted. A mass of Christian burial will take place at 11am on Tuesday, March 29th at Our Lady of Shkodra Albanian Church, 361 W Hartsdale Ave., Hartsdale, NY 10530. The entombment will take place after mass at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, NY. In lieu of flowers and in Marky’s memory, please consider donating to the “Keep Dancing For Alessia” fund by visiting www.GoFund.Me/b72a25f2. To leave online condolence messages for the family please visit