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Mario Louis Fornini Sr.

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Mario Louis Fornini Sr. Obituary
Mario Louis Fornini Sr.

AGE: 99 • Parsippany

Mario Louis Fornini Sr., who wrestled under the name "Angelo Savoldi", passed away on Friday, September 20th 2013 at his home. He was 99. Mario was born in Castrocielo, Italy and came to the United States in 1919. He lived in Hoboken before moving to Parsippany in 1946.

As "Angelo Savoldi", he was a professional wrestler from 1935 until 1968. During this time, he was the Jr. Heavyweight Champion 5x's. Mario then went on to promote wrestling in North Jersey from 1968 until retiring in 1982. Mario was a member of Saint Christopher R.C. Church in Parsippany and the Sons of Italy in North Jersey. He was pre-deceased by his brothers and their wives, Lou, Ralph & Katie and Albert & Ann & his brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Louise and Charles Gaglio.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 74 years, Mary J. (nee-Gaglio); his loving sons and daughters-in-law: Mario L. Jr. and Lorraine of Parsippany; John and Cindy of Netcong, Albert C. and Lynne of Parsippany and Robert and Christine also of Parsippany; & his cherished 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren; & his "adopted" daughter, Luanne Davis; he is also survived by his many dear nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Liturgy of Christian Burial to be offered at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at St. Christopher R.C. Church.1050 Littleton Road, Parsippany. Cremation: Private. Visiting hours are on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 pm ONLY at the Par-Troy Funeral Home. 95 Parsippany Road, Parsippany. (973) 887-3235 or visit In Lieu of flowers, please make donations in his memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000 ( Dept. 300) Memphis, TN 38148.

Published in Daily Record from Sept. 22 to Sept. 24, 2013
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