Passed away peacefully on October 30, 2013 at 77 years of age. Beloved son of the late Pietro and Emilia Valente. Cherished father of Steven and wife Janie Valente, Michael and wife Edyta Valente. Former spouse of the late Darlene Valente. Loving and cherished Nonno of Daniela, Marina, Sylvano, Massimo and Selina. Beloved brother to Lina and Dominic DiLuca, Remo and Fernanda Valente, Dominic Vecchione. Mario will be missed by his many nieces and nephews. Mario founded Valente Construction Limited in 1967 and was a prominent business leader in the Windsor and Essex County Community. He was a long standing member of the Ciocario Club and the Canadian Italian Business and Professional Association. Mario loved being surrounded by his family and friends. He enjoyed good food, good wine and good music. He will be missed by many friends and business associates. If you so desire memorial donations to Sick Children’s Hospital London would be appreciated by the family. Visiting Thursday 7-9 p.m. Friday 2-5, 7-9 p.m. Parish prayers Friday 4:30 p.m. Funeral Saturday 9:15 a.m. at Families First 1065 Lauzon Rd E, 519-969-5841 to St Angela Merici Church for Mass at 10:00 a.m.. Entombment Heavenly Rest Cemetery Share memories, photos or make a donation at



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