Mario Buongiovanni, 74, of Lakewood, New Jersey, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday evening, March 17, 2020 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, New York. Mario was born on July 4, 1945 in Manhattan, New York and was raised in Brooklyn. In 1978, Mario relocated to Staten Island, New York and 10 years later moved to Old Bridge, New Jersey. Recently in 2019, he settled in Lakewood, New Jersey with his beloved wife, Laura. Before his retirement, Mario worked as the IT Vice President of Global Securities at Bank of New York Mellon Inc. He was also a proud United States Marine Corp Veteran.
He was predeceased by his parents, Pasquale and Maria Buongiovanni, his father-in-law, Dennis Hahn, his brother, Vincent Buongiovanni and his wife, Olga, and his brother-in-law, Nick Salvadeo. Mario is survived by his beloved and devoted wife, Laura M. Buongiovanni, and his loving children, Elizabeth Wagner and her husband, Rick, of Brick, Michael Burnette and his wife, Desiree, of Bel Air, Maryland, Nicole Buongiovanni of Old Bridge, Brian Buongiovanni of Lakewood and Laura C. Buongiovanni of Lakewood. Mario is also survived by his cherished grandchildren, Katrina Wagner, Sean Catalano, Jacob Moore, Amanda Moore, Grayson Wagner and Michael Burnette Jr. and his dear siblings, Fred Buongiovanni and his wife, Jeanette, and Anna Salvadeo, and his dear mother-in-law, Josephine Hahn. Mario will be greatly missed and never forgotten.
Family and friends are invited to visit on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM and Saturday morning, March 21, 2020 from 8:30 to 9:15 AM at Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Highway/Route 35 North, Hazlet, New Jersey 07730. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday morning, March 21, 2020 at 10:00 AM at Most Holy Redeemer Church, 133 Amboy Road, Matawan, New Jersey 07747. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 360 Broadway, Keyport, New Jersey 07735. In lieu of flowers, donations in loving memory of Mario to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, www.mskcc.org, would be greatly appreciated. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com.
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