Mario Cagnetti, Sr., 83, of Temple, passed away peacefully Sunday evening in Tower Health-Reading Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.
Mario was married for sixty loving years to Joan M. (Rothenberger) Cagnetti.
Born in Fulignano, Ascoli Piceno, Italy, he was the son of the late Carmine Cagnetti and Giulia (Gabbapini) Cagnetti.
Mario was the owner and operator, with his wife and family, of Cagnetti Mushrooms in Temple.
Mario was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church.
Mario enjoyed tending to his vegetable garden, spending time on his porch, and was a very dedicated Philadelphia Eagles football fan.
Mario enjoyed having breakfast at the 5th Street Diner where he socialized with his family, friends, and the restaurant staff.
Mario loved spending time with his family, they were his number one priority during his life.
Additional survivors include his loving children, Michael M. Cagnetti and wife Marcella of Fleetwood, Julie A. Damiani and husband Darryl of Muhlenberg Twp., David A. Cagnetti and wife Evelyn of Phoenix, AZ, Jill M. Krott and husband Steve of Muhlenberg Twp., and Mario Cagnetti, Jr., and wife Tanya of Fleetwood.
Mario is also survived by his grandchildren, Krista Columbo, Loren Jacobs, Joseph Columbo, Kara Cagnetti, Michelle Reppert, Mackenzie Krott, Chris Krott, Nicholas David Cagnetti; his great-grandchildren, Astin Daniel, Carter Daniel, Ryder Jacobs, Lee Jacobs, Gabriel Cagnetti, Natalie Cagnetti, Cora Reppert, Julian Columbo, and two more great-grandchildren are expected; his sister, Irma wife of Anthony DeLuca of Laureldale.
Mario is predeceased by his great-grandchild, Reed Reppert. He is also predeceased by his brother Livio Cagnetti, who is survived by his widow, Maria Cagnetti of Temple, and his sister, Giacomina Morganti, who is survived by her widower, Giacomo Morganti of Temple.
Family and friends may attend a visitation with Mario’s family on Friday evening, March 15th from 5 pm until 8 pm followed by a memorial service at 8 pm in the Milkins Giles Funeral Home, Inc., 4914 Kutztown Rd. Temple.
Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.