|Birth: ||May 22, 1919|
|Death: ||May 28, 2006|
SWANTON - Mr. Alfred D. Valley, 87, of Dunning Street in Swanton Village, died early Sunday morning, May 28, 2006, at the Northwestern Medical Center in St. Albans City.
"Al" as he was affectionately known to his family and friends, was a lifelong resident of Swanton. Born in Westfield, Vt. on May 22, 1919, he was the seventh of nine children born to Alfred and Catherine (Blaise) Valley. He attended parochial schools including, St. Louis Convent in Winooski, The Society of St. Edmund?s Juniorate in Swanton Village and later studied at St. Michael's College in Colchester. As a member of The Greatest Generation, he faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army during World War II, with service in The Pacific Theater, Campaign of New Caledonia and Guadal Canal. Returning from World War II he married his college sweetheart, M. Jeanette Ashley on Aug. 31, 1944. Jeanette predeceased him on Aug. 13, 2005, after 61 years of marriage.
Al retired in 1977 after an outstanding career as an inspector and supervisor with the United States Customs Service assigned to border service in Highgate Springs and Alburgh, Vt. The Valley?s were well known and admired for their gardening skills, a lifelong love that brought them much recognition over the years. Al was also an active member of the Knights of Columbus, St. Edmund of Canterbury Council 7669, as well a devoted parishioner of The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary of more than 60 years, and always maintained a true volunteer spirit well beyond his retirement years.
He leaves two sisters, Margaret Valley and Sister Rita Vallee, RHSJ, both of Winooski; his daughter, Michelle and her husband Lt. Col. (Ret) Ronald Tenaglia of Fairborn, Ohio; granddaughter, Celeste Carroll and her husband, Aaron and great-grandsons, Zachary and Noah Carroll all of Venice, Fla.; grandson, Lt. Col. John Tenaglia and his wife, Holly and great-grandsons, Dustin, Lloyd and Samuel Tenaglia all of Chantilly, Va., and grandson, Christopher Tenaglia and his wife, Sarah of Sarasota, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife Jeanette, Mr. Valley was predeceased by a son, A. David Valley in 2002.
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be concelebrated Friday afternoon, June 2, 2006, at 2:30 p.m. from The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, 65 Canada St., Swanton. Father John J. Meagher, SSE will be the celebrant and homilist. Father Maurice U. Boucher, SSE will concelebrate. Interment will follow in the Valley family lot in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cemetery. At the families request there will be no public calling hours.
Gifts in Al's memory may be made to the Franklin County Home Health Agency, 3 Home Health Circle, St. Albans 05478.
The Valley and Tenaglia families are very gratified by the remarkable professionalism and the dedicated services of the Franklin County Home Health Agency, particularly the care provided by Debbie Currier and Denise Delorme. We also wish to give special thanks to Mrs. Alma LaRocque who, as a Eucharistic Minister, faithfully brought communion to Al at his home on a very regular basis.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidder Memorial Home, 89 Grand Ave., Swanton 05488.
Jeanette Ashley Valley (1919 - 2005)
Saint Marys Cemetery
Created by: Barb Destromp
Record added: Jun 01, 2009
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