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CAROL A. VALERI (MICHALAK)
Carol (Michalak) Valeri, born on April 14, 1944, in Buffalo, NY, passed away on August 21, 2019, at age 75, surrounded by her family after a long illness. She was a long-time resident of Rockland, MA, where she was retired from her career as a Bakery Store Manager and had developed numerous friendships within her community. She is described by those who knew her as a wonderful person, always giving and caring—a loyal friend to all.
Carol's life embodied perseverance—always defying the odds and never giving up. She was an animal lover and devoted her life to her beloved canine companion, Maggie. When she wasn’t on Facebook, she maintained several hobbies, including sewing, crafting, photo scrapbooking, cooking, baking, and shopping for extreme bargains. She made every holiday special with home cooked meals including her famous and long-awaited annual Christmas cookies. She will live forever in our hearts.
Carol is survived by her husband of 47 years, Edward Valeri, daughter, Francie Comeau and husband Kevin, step-daughters, Debra (Valeri) Hamilton and Rhonda Valeri, and two sons, John Nagy and David Valeri and wife Heather. She is also survived by seven grandchildren: Lindsey and Nicki Comeau, Michael and Kaitlyn Hamilton, Roman and Xander Valeri and Ronnie Nagy. She is predeceased by her parents Brownie and Frances Michalak, and sisters Ermine Friedhaber and Emily Derenda, and brother Richard Michalak.
The family has arranged for a private celebration of life and memorial gifts to prevent animal cruelty may be made to the Humane Society of the United States.