Edward F. Valeri, born on April 24, 1939, in Worcester, MA, passed away on November 5, 2019, at age 80, surrounded by his two daughters and granddaughter. He was a long-time resident of Rockland, MA, where he was retired from a successful career in sales and store management.
Ed was a devoted father and grandfather who loved his family, adored his grandchildren, and loved life. He was an avid Patriots and Red Sox fan who loved cooking for everyone around him. On a regular basis he made homemade pizza, Italian meatballs, beef braciole, and ravioli’s, all with a healthy dose of Pecorino Romano. He loved cooking and serving people healthy portions, most often saying, “Mangia,” and “Don’t be bashful.” Though he had a tough exterior, he had a great sense of humor and a gentle soul. He will live forever in our hearts.
Ed is predeceased by his wife, Carol (Michalak) Valeri of 47 years, and is survived by his daughters, Debra (Valeri) Hamilton, Rhonda Valeri, son, David Valeri, and stepchildren, Francie (Nagy) Comeau and John Nagy. He is also survived by his brother, Anthony Valeri and wife Janet, two nephews, Dan and Jim Valeri, one niece, Lisa Valeri, and seven grandchildren: Michael Hamilton and Kaitlyn (Hamilton) McIntyre, Roman and Xander Valeri, Lindsey and Nicki Comeau, and Ronnie Nagy. He is predeceased by his first wife, Palma (Biancheria) Valeri and his parents Edward F. Valeri, senior, and Congetta (Russo) Valeri.
The family has arranged for a private celebration of life and memorial gifts may be made to the American Heart Association.
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