May 10, 2007

Real-Life Mary Valli Passes Away

May 10th, 2007

Sad news to report: The real-life “Mary Delgado”–Mary Valli, Frankie Valli’s first wife, passed away on April 28 at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ.

Mrs. Valli was born in Newark and resided in Nutley before moving to Caldwell 15 years ago. She is survived by her daughter Toni Valli, three grandchildren, and a brother and sister. She was preceded in death by her two daughters, Celia and Francine Valli.

For Mrs. Valli’s complete obituary, please visit NJHometown.com.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Toni Valli and her family at this time.

13 Comments »

  1. my condolences to the Valli’s and all the people who love them.

    Comment by Antonijan — May 11, 2007 @ 3:29 am

  2. Ten siblings, if I’m counting correctly. Wow, sounds like a big Italian family in the old tradition. I’m going to be listening to those lines of her’s about ‘family’ a little differently now. EVERY life is a fascinating story. Rest in peace.

    Comment by Audrey — May 11, 2007 @ 9:26 am

  3. We offer our condolences to Mary Valli’s family, especially Frankie. During the shows, the audience finds out about Nick Massi’s passing in 2000, now there probably will be another emotional moment if the National tour cast announces Mary’s passing.

    We’ll definitely pray for them and keep them in our hearts.

    Comment by Mike B. Magbaleta — May 11, 2007 @ 12:41 pm

  4. my condolences to Mary Valli’s family and to Frankie. Rest In Peace: Mary Valli.

    Comment by Anna — May 11, 2007 @ 7:39 pm

  5. R.I.P. Mary Valli.

    Comment by Kristina — May 12, 2007 @ 10:03 am

  6. I just saw the show 5/8/09. So sorry for the difficult life for all concerned. May Peace surround Mary, Celia, and Francine.

    Comment by Patricia Spinella — April 10, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

  7. Saw the show Friday, 10/04/2009. Fantastic! How sad about Francine and now her mother.

    What a wonderful man Frankie is. Never knew his life story until now.

    You have done the Italians poud Frankie!

    Mauro Tondina

    Comment by mauro Tondina — April 14, 2009 @ 8:57 am

  8. [...] absolutely love, the scene where Frankie and Mary Delgado (Mary Valli, R.I.P.) break-up and he sings My Eyes Adored You as she sits on the stairs, whiskey in hand and [...]

    Pingback by Stay! Ahhhh, just a little bit longer… | Little Pink Book — May 7, 2009 @ 3:47 am

  9. My dearest Mary, I didn’t know you had gone to live with God until now, I never got to thank you for being there for me & my son when no one else was. I Will always love & keep you in my heart may you rest with the lord finally in peace.

    Comment by Angel — June 3, 2009 @ 11:30 pm

  10. Show the show on 10/14/10 fantastic! Love the Four Seasons.

    I would spend the money to see it again!

    Very funny, sad, and touching.

    I hope Frankie has kept in contact with his only living daughter from his first marriage.

    The cast of Jersey Boys were absolutely terrific…Philadelphia, PA.

    Comment by Patricia — October 17, 2010 @ 9:40 am

  11. Saw the show on 10/14/10 fantastic! Love the Four Seasons.

    I would spend the money to see it again!

    Very funny, sad, and touching.

    I hope Frankie has kept in contact with his only living daughter from his first marriage.

    The cast of Jersey Boys were absolutely terrific…Philadelphia, PA.

    Comment by Patricia — October 17, 2010 @ 9:42 am

  12. Mary, I am so sorry to hear of your passing. You took me in like a foster daughter when me and Fran were friends. You loved a full house and you were the quintessential mother to a whole bunch of us young people. I remember you as simple and kind and happy. Thank you for being a good part of my life, I will never forget you Fran and Celia.

    Comment by Tamara — January 22, 2011 @ 4:15 am

  13. Met Toni Valli in high school. A good human being. Saddened to hear of her mother’s passin. Bet Toni doesn’t remember me but strlled thru mud hole with her an remember he innocence and bright blue eyes. Toni I wish you joy, peace, happiness and all the good things that life has to offer you. Ms Cerone

    Comment by Ms. Cerone — August 19, 2011 @ 5:24 am

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