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No Funeral Service for Mark Maddoff

No Funeral Service for Mark Maddoff - Ponzi scion Mark Madoff will be quietly cremated with no funeral - and his family will mourn his death privately, sources said Tuesday.

A source close to the family said they did not plan to hold any service or viewing. A second source said the family would likely hold a private memorial at home at a later date.

"The family wants to avoid a media circus," one source said.

Madoff's body was picked up Tuesday morning from the city morgue and taken to the Gramercy Park Memorial Chapel.

No Funeral Service for Mark Maddoff

The 46-year-old son of financial fraudster Bernie Madoff committed suicide early Saturday on the two-year anniversary of his father's arrest.

Madoff's father, who is serving a 150-year sentence for operating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, said Monday he would not seek permission to attend his son's service.

The younger Madoff was found dead Saturday after sending an ominous email to his wife that read, "You'll have a better life without me."

His father-in-law found Madoff hanging from a metal bar with a dog leash coiled around his neck as his 2-year-old son slept in the next room.

No Funeral Service for Mark Maddoff


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