Francine Valli bio- Daughter of singer Frankie Valli

Who is Francine Valli?

Francine Castelluccio Valli is the daughter of the frontman of The Four Seasons, Frankie Valli, and the late Mary Delgado Vallie. 

Francesco Stephen Castelluccio is Frankie’s real name.

Frankie Valli’s daughter passed away on August 16, 1980. Francine Valli was 20 years old at the time. She passed away due to a drug overdose.

Let’s learn about the story of Francine Valli.

Francine Valli biography

Quick facts

Full nameFrancine Valli
Death dateAugust 16, 1980
Reason of deathDrug overdose
BirthplaceNewark, New Jersey, USA
ParentsFrankie Valli,
Mary Delgado Vallie
GrandparentsAnthony Castelluccio, 
Mary Rinaldi
SiblingsFrancesco Valli, 
Brando Valli, 
Antonia Valli, 
Celia Valli, 
Emilio Valli
Marital statusSingle
EducationHigh School
Net worthNot relevant
Social mediaNone


Francine Valli with her father and siblings

Francine Valli was born to Frankie and Mary Vallie in New Jersey. While the exact date of her birth is unknown, several online sources claim that she was born in 1960.

Furthermore, Francine Valli got raised, and she practically lived with her siblings, stepsister Cecilia and senior sister Antonia, in New Jersey. She was interested in music as her father was a musician, and musicians always surrounded her. 

Additionally, the family’s house was a major Mediterranean-style house in Nutley.

She was a very gifted singer with a famous and talented coach as her father to support her musical journey, but fate had something else to decide.

We don’t know what exactly was the reason for her to start taking drugs. However, Francine soon had a problem with her drug use. She was in an out-of-rehabilitation center. There were times when she showed improvement; however, soon, she would give up and go back to drugs.

Sadly, Francine Valli passed away due to a drug overdose on August 16, 1980, when she was just 20. 

Six months after Francine’s death, Cecilia, Francine’s stepsister, died in an accident, causing a lot of pain, tragedy, and death for the Valli family. Additionally, her paternal grandfather suffered a stroke the same year during summertime.

Francine Valli death

A drug complication overdose caused Francine Valli’s death. Despite various rumors that she committed suicide, the examination report revealed that she suffered from complexities in taking Quaaludes (tranquilizers and entrancing medications) and liquor.

There are also rumors that she had pneumonia, which may have contributed to her death.

Her parents knew that Francine was a chronic drug user. They sent her to a rehabilitation center. Unfortunately, she passed away. 

To this day, Frankie still misses Francine since she is his favorite child. However, he has to live with a massive scar on his heart due to his daughter’s departure.

Her family buried her at Glendale Cemetery in New Jersey.


Frankie Valli (father)

Francine Valli with her father, Frankie Valli

Francine Valli’s father Frаnkіе іѕ а very well renowned ѕіngеr аnd аn асtоr.

He іѕ mоѕtlу knоwn аѕ the frоntmаn and founder оf thе rосk аnd рор bаnd, Тhе Fоur Ѕеаѕоnѕ. Additionally, his lаtеѕt арреаrаnсеѕ wеrе іn а еріѕоdе оf Наwаіі Fіvе-0, an American drama tv series, аnd іn а rоmаntіс drаmа соmеdу named Аnd Ѕо Іt Gоеѕ.

Francesco Stephen Castelluccio was born in Newark, New Jersey, on May 3, 1934. His father, Anthony Castelluccio, was a barber, and his mother, Mary Rinaldi, was an employee at a beer company. 

Valli became a singer at seven when his mother took him with her to see a performance of Frank Sinatra in Manhattan, from whom he adopted his stage name. Frankie worked in his father’s business and did gigs locally, too.

Frankie’s single ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,’ was released in 1967. It peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and significantly impacted pop culture. 

Furthermore, the song was so popular that it has numerous cover versions in several countries worldwide and gets used in multiple television and film soundtracks.

The father of Francine Valli has been married three times so far.

Mary Delgado Vallie (mother)

Frаnkіе Vаllі, being a charming pop star of his time, has been married and dіvоrсеd thrее tіmеѕ until this point of his life. Ніѕ fіrѕt marriage wаѕ to Маrу Маndеl in the year 1954, аnd thеу further gоt dіvоrсеd іn 1971.

Likewise, Іn 1974, Frаnkіе Vаllі mаrrіеd МаrуАnn Наnnіgаn, with whom he was dіvоrсеd in the year 1982 and his lаѕt mаrrіаgе wаѕ in 1984 tо Rаndу Сlоhеѕѕу with whom he decided to ѕераrаte іn 2004.


Frankie Valli has six children from his three marriages. Francine Valli has five siblings- Francesco Valli, Brando Valli, Antonia Valli, Celia Valli, and Emilio Valli.

Sadly, Сеlіа Vаllі dіеd іn 1980, a few months after Frаnсіnе Vаllі’s death.


Francine Valli wanted to become a singer like her father. Frankie supported and mentored her daughter.

She had a brilliant and fantastic voice. Additionally, you can discover Valli’s songs like “I Try,” “12 PM At The Oasis”, and “Road Life” by surfing the internet.

Francine Valli net worth

According to the sources, when she was alive, she wanted to start her career in music and be a singer, just like her father. 

Although she only got to record a few songs and never got a chance to release and market them officially. Thus, we can say that she has no fortune made for herself.

On the other hand, the Four Seasons lead vocalist Franky Valli has an estimated net worth of USD 80 million. Furthermore, he makes most of his income from the albums he has sold so far.

 Likewise, his income comes not only from singing but from acting as well.

social media

Francine Valli passed away when there was no social media culture.

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