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Albina Josephine Valley

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Valley, Albina Josephine
89, passed away on Sept 6, 2015. Albina J Valley was born in Everett, MA on Sept. 26, 1925. She spent her early adult life in Natick, MA as a mother and part-time secretary at Wellsley College. In 1970, the family moved to New Lisbon, New York where she resided for 25 years. For the last 18 years, she has been a resident of Chandler, volunteering as a secretary at St Benedicts Catholic Church and member of the Senior Songbirds for many years at the Pyle Center in Tempe , AZ. As a songbird, she sang at Senior events throughout the East Valley, participating as program writer, assistant director and treasurer. In 2012, Albina was named Tempe Volunteer of the Year. She is survived by one son, Ray Valley from Eustis, Fla, daughter Karen Epps and husband Dr. Earl Epps, daughter MaryAnn Prokow and husband Charles Peter Prokow Jr, sisters, Anna DeMarinis and husband John DeMarinis from Marlborough, MA and Matilda Mascioli and husband, Salvatore Mascioli, eleven grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, 6 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm on Wednesday evening, Sept 9, 2015 at Tempe Mortuary, 405 E Southern Ave, Tempe, AZ. A funeral mass will be held at 10 am, Thursday, Sept 10, 2015 at St Andrews Catholic Church, Ray Rd, Chandler, Az Burial and graveside service will be held on Sept 21, 2015 at 11 am at Holy Cross Cemetary in Malden, MA. Contributions may be made in lieu of flowers in the name of Albina J Valley to The Senior Songbirds c/o The Pyle Center, Tempe, AZ, Premier Hospice, Phoenix, AZ or the .

Published in The Arizona Republic on Sept. 10, 2015
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