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Frances Valerio

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Frances Valerio 1920 - 2008 CAMBRIDGE Frances Cristaldi Valerio, 88, died peacefully on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Theodore A. Valerio who died in 1981. Born in Manhattan on April 1, 1920, daughter of Vincenzo and Serafina DeMarco Cristaldi, the family moved to Cambridge in 1931 and Frances graduated from Cambridge Union School, Class of 1937. Frances moved to Brooklyn , N.Y., where she met and married her husband in 1942. The family moved to Valley Stream, La., in 1953 and lived there until returning to Cambridge in 1975. For a number of years Frances wintered in Orange City, Fla. Frances was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church; a member of the Cambridge Senior Citizens and the Auxiliary of Capt. Maxson Post # 634 of the American Legion. She was a fabulous cook, an accomplished dressmaker and enjoyed crocheting. She was predeceased by her son-in-law, Al Hoogkamp and two brothers, Anthony and Mario Cristaldi. She leaves three children, Theodore A. Valerio, Jr. and wife, Nancy, of Flemington, N.J., Dennis J. Valerio and wife, Gaye, of Cambridge and Christine F. Hoogkamp of Mechanicville, N.Y.; beloved sister, Josephine Gervasi of Cambridge; three grandchildren, Elizabeth Furka, Mathew and Gregory Valerio. and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Friends and relatives are invited to call on Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. at ACKLEY & ROSS FUNERAL HOME, 73 West Main Street, Cambridge. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, Aug. 28, at 10 AM at St. Patrick's Church 17 South Park Street, Cambridge. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery. The family requests memorial donations be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, 2141 Rosecrans Avenue, Ste 7000, El Segundo, CA 90245.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 29, 2008
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