The family's struggle and reaction was documented in the Season 5 episode, "A Bittersweet Homecoming", on July 23, 2012. Geoffrey,” commented Zakarian. Mary Valastro, also known as Momma on the show, was born April 17, 1948, in Altamura, Italy. After immigrating to the United States, she and her late husband, Buddy Valastro … “You were the rock of this family, you were the heart of this family and you were the bond that held everyone together. Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype. Mary Valastro, also known as Momma on the show, was born April 17, 1948, in Altamura, Italy. She and her late husband, Buddy Valastro Sr., bought Carlo’s Bakery in 1964. The family's struggle and reaction was documented in the Season 5 episode, "A Bittersweet … A representative for the Cake Boss star told PEOPLE that Mary passed surrounded by her children, including Buddy and his four sisters Lisa, Maddalena, Grace and Mary. Mom you will always be with us, give dad a big kiss!”. “Cake Boss,” which first aired in April 2009, has continued through eight seasons. Frankie Amato, Jr. Frank "Frankie" Amato, Jr. is a cake decorator. Maddalena shared her tribute on Twitter saying, “The passing of my mom this morning is not yet real. !” she wrote. Legacy produces award-winning original content ranging from national news obituaries to features and FAQs on a wide variety of life-and-death topics. He is the only son and the youngest child of Bartolo "Buddy" Sr. and Mary Valastro. It was announced in 2012 that she has been diagnosed with ALS, a disease that weakens your muscles. After her diagnosis, Valasco stepped back from the family business, in part to spend time with her 14 grandchildren. He grew up in Little Ferry, New Jersey. Get push notifications with news, features and more. She is also survived by her husband, Sergio Piccinich, Sr. She was preceded in death by Bartolo Valastro, Sr., who passed away in 1994 from lung cancer. Click to get weekly celebrity death news delivered to your inbox. In an early episode (before she was diagnosed with ALS), Mary once told her son, "You may be the Cake Boss, but I'm the Boss Boss!". A longtime resident … We invite you to share condolences for Mary Valastro in our Guest Book. He is married to Elisabetta "Lisa" Valastro (née Belgiovine) with whom he has four children: Sofia, Bartolo "Buddy" III, Marco, and Carlo. https://cakeboss.fandom.com/wiki/Mary_Valastro_Pinto?oldid=4149. “Cake Boss,” the reality TV series that airs on the cable TV network TLC, centers on the family-run business now owned and operated by Buddy Valastro, the boss of the shop – hence the show’s name – and his brothers and sisters. Mary Valastro (nee Tubito) (mother) Date of Birth: April 17, 1948. Stay up to date on the latest vote tallies as compiled by The Associated Press' nationwide team, Princess Diana died when Harry was just 12 years old, The Sweetest Photos of Princes Harry with Diana, First-Time Voters Across the Country Share Why the 2020 Election Matters to Them. After immigrating to the United States, she and her late husband, Buddy Valastro Sr., bought Carlo’s Bakery in Hoboken, New Jersey, in 1964. She is survived by her 14 grandchildren. Born Mary Tubito. Associated With. “This is a difficult time for all of us,” he continued, “and I do ask for your patience and respect while we let this sink in. This is a difficult time for all of us and I do ask for your patience and respect while we let this sink in. She was 69 when she died. Mary Valastro Pinto is the mother of Buddy Valastro and his four older sisters. Mother of Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro who appeared regularly on the reality series until her 2010 retirement, still appearing on occasion after the fact. She was a regular on the show until she retired in 2010, but still occasionally appears on the show. Date of Death: June 22, 2017 (age 69) Zodiac Sign: Aries. According to NJ.com, Mary is survived by her children Buddy Valastro, Mary Sciarrone, Grace Faugno, Maddalena Castano, Lisa Valastro and numerous grandchildren. The show focuses on how the family members make artisanal cakes and the ways that they interact from day to day.