Obituaries

Kevin P. Valente

July 16th, 2018

CHANGE OF VENUE

Kevin P. Valente, age 29, of North Reading, passed away unexpectedly on July 14, 2018.

Kevin arrived in the world on July 6, 1989, in Boston, MA, just one minute behind his twin sister Kimberly. He was the cherished son of Alexander and Gemma Valente and part of a large and loving family. Kevin was raised in North Reading; he attended Our Lady of Assumption Grade School in Lynnfield and was a graduate of St. John’s Prep. High School with the Class of 2008.

Kevin who loved nature always looked forward to his many outdoor activities. He enjoyed snowboarding, riding his snowmobile, swimming, cruising in his jeep with the roof and doors off, and living life to the absolute fullest.

Kevin was a “people person” who could have a conversation with anyone; young or old he could relate to everyone and their needs. Kevin had a wonderful personality, a great sense of humor and the ability to be the “life of the party” wherever he went. He was fun loving and enjoyed making people laugh especially at the most inopportune times.

Kevin will be fondly remembered for his kind heart, his ability to make everyone feel welcomed and for his unwavering love and devotion to his family and friends.

Kevin’s passing was sudden and shocking but his spirit will forever live on in the lives he touched. Kevin was truly loved and will forever be missed.

Kevin was the cherished son of Alexander and Gemma (Petrucci) Valente of North Reading, beloved brother of Alexander Valente, Jr. and his wife Anita Kwong of Stoneham, Russell Valente and his girlfriend Lindsey Roseman of Boston and his twin sister Kimberly Valente of North Reading. Dear Grandson of Jeannette and the late Francesco “Frank” Valente of Wilmington and the late Philomena and Nicholas Petrucci. Kevin is further survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Family and friends will gather on Friday, July 20th, at St. Thomas of Villanova Church, 126 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington at 11:00 a.m., followed by a funeral service at 12:00 noon at the church.  Visiting Hours will be held at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, MA,  on Thursday, July 19th from 3:00-8:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers donations in Kevin’s memory may be made to the Buddy Dog Humane Society, 151 Boston Post Road (Rte. 20), Sudbury, MA 01776 or to an Animal Rescue of your choice.

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7 Entries in Guest Book for “Kevin P. Valente”

  1. Ann and Steve Burtt says:

    Dear Al and family,
    Steve and I were heartbroken to hear about the loss of your cherished son, Kevin. We always enjoyed Kevin’s presence.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Fondly,
    Ann and Steve Burtt

  2. Nancy DiPaolo McLaughlin says:

    Dear Gemma, Al and family,

    My heart is broken for your loss. No one knows what to say or do. We feel your unimaginable heartache and pain.
    Praying for your families.
    God bless you, comfort you, and heal you,
    ~Nancy

  3. Gemma Meyette says:

    Dear Valente family,
    My heart shattered when I heard that Kevin had passed away. Over the past 8 years, he has always been a light in the darkness. I could always count on having so much fun and lots of laughs whenever he was around. I am very thankful that him and my boyfriend, Mike Kelley, were great friends and I will forever cherish all the moments we spent together. <3

    Our very sincerest condolences, Gemma Meyette & Mike Kelley

  4. Judy Romano says:

    So sorry to hear of this heartache. While I did not know your son I can imagine your pain. Sending Prayers for all of you.

  5. Carol sherman says:

    So sorry for your loss I hope the family has the strength And the love to get through this sending hugs love and prayers

  6. Carol Stoller says:

    To the Family of Kevin,
    Although I never met Kevin, I am so sorry for the loss of your son, brother, grandchild, nephew and friend.
    Our family is a close friend of Lindsey and her family.
    We have not yet met Russell but I feel like I know him in some small way through all of Lindsey’s post that she posts on FB.

    This is a beautiful poem writtn my Linda Ellis, that I hope you will share with your family. Beautifully written and says everything that anyone who has lost a loved one will hopefully find some little piece of comfort in.

    The Stoller Family – Minneola FL

    The Dash

    I read of a man who stood to speak at a funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning…to the end.

    He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

    For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.

    For it matters not, how much we own, the cars..the house…the cash. What matters is how we lived and loved and how we spend our dash.

    So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that still can be rearranged.

    To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.

    If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile…remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

    So, when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash…
    would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent YOUR dash?

    By Linda Ellis

  7. Mary Kiesinger and Family says:

    Dear Al, Gemma, Grandmother Jeanette and family,
    I have known the Valente family for many years especially Kevin’s Grandmother Jeanette, his late Grandfather Frank and his Uncle Dan. We spent many happy moments at Aluminum Age and came to love and respect this wonderful, caring and loving family. Whatever we needed work done to our home, the Valente family is and continues to be our only choice.

    We hope and pray that when Kevin drew his last breath that the Holy Spirit dwelling within him carried him up to Heaven where he was greeted with love and welcomed outstretched arms by our Heavenly Father. Nothing we or anyone else can say will ease your pain. We hope and pray that God will continue giving you all the courage, love, and strength needed at this deeply sad time in your lives.

    With love, thought, prayers and sincere sympathy,

    Mary Kiesinger and family

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