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Francesco J. Valente

December 23rd, 2016

Francesco J. Valente, known as “Frank” to his family and friends, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on December 21, 2016; he was 87 years old.

Frank was born in Revere, MA on October 22, 1929; he was the dear son of the late Alessandro and Elizabeth Valente. Frank was raised in Medford where he attended Medford Public Schools and Medford Vocational High School.

Frank married “his sweetheart” Jeanette Morreo on May 29, 1949; the couple lived in Medford for a few years before moving to Wilmington in 1957, where they raised seven wonderful children.

Frank was known to be an extremely hard worker; he was the founder and former owner of his own Construction Company, Aluminum Age Inc. in North Reading. Frank made quite a reputation for himself by always doing quality work and treating his customers very fair; he built quite a company throughout the year.

Frank will be fondly remembered for his love and devotion to his family, friends, and clients; he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Frank was the beloved husband of Jeannette A. (Morreo) Valente, devoted father of Francis “Frank” Valente & wife Cheryl of Salem, NH, Alexander Valente & wife Gemma of North Reading, Linda Catalano & husband Stephen of Epsom, NH, Daniel Valente & wife Susan of Tewksbury, Pamela Valente of Kensington, NH, Michael Valente of Atkinson, NH, and Charlie Valente & wife Michele of Wilmington. Loving grandfather of Carrie Ann Shevlin, Kelly Mailhot, Jamie Richard, Francis Valente, Alex Valente, Russell Valente, Kimberly Valente, Kevin Valente, Tara Whiting, Stephen Catalano Jr., Derek Catalano, Peter Catalano, Darren Catalano, Amanda Heffernan, Amy Valente, Daniel Valente Jr., Jared Chadwell, Sarah Valente, Michael Valente Jr., Nicole Valente, Ryan Valente, Krystle Valente, Ashley Valente, Charles “Tony” Valente Jr. and Great-Grandfather of Brett, Alexa, Arianna, Brian, Marissa, Jason, Jonathan, Tyler, Lindsey, Drew, Nicholas, Katie, Gwen, Andrew, Cameron, Joey, Luca, Kylie, Jillian, Gia, Christian, Ariana, David and Alexia. Cherished son of the late Alessandro and Elizabeth (Angelosanto) Valente, dear brother of Madaline LaVine of Wilmington, the late Ann Storella, Marie Zuccola, Jeanette Raetano, Joseph Valente, and Alexander Valente. Frank is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Thursday, December 29th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial in St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11:00 a.m. Interment Oak Grove Cemetery, Medford. Visiting hours will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 28th from 2:00-4:00 & 5:30-8:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the Winchester Hospital Foundation, Center for Cancer Care, 611 Main St., Winchester, MA 01890. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com

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7 Entries in Guest Book for “Francesco J. Valente”

  1. Yvette Shevlin says:

    Wish we could be there in person to offer our deepest condolences and sympathy to the entire Valente family. We will be praying and thinking of you during this trying time.

  2. Sharon keeley says:

    So sorry Linda to hear of your loss our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  3. Elaine Graham says:

    Dear Carrie & Family, so sorry to hear of your grandfather’s passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Our prayers are offered for all the family.

  4. Langenfeld family says:

    Sad for your loss. Prayers for you all and may he rest in the arms of our Lord

  5. Deb and Ernie Guillou says:

    We wish you all peace with uncle Frank’s passing knowing you all will be together again someday.
    Stay strong.

  6. Dr. Harrison & Staff says:

    Dear Pam & Family, we are so sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

  7. Arthur & Rebecca Batacchi says:

    Dear Charlie, Michelle, and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. We truly enjoyed being camping neighbors and all of our talks together. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mom and family. We have very fond memories.

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