Valenti, Jarid Michael RENSSELAER Jarid Michael Valenti, 23, of Rensselaer entered into eternal life on August 6, 2012. Born in Albany, he was the son of Christine Zappone Valenti (Thomas Futia) of Rensselaer and Ralph Valenti (Marcela); his sister Guiliana Valenti whom he fondly called Nanna. Jarid was a tender and loving person who possessed a heart of gold. Jarid enjoyed sports, fishing, movies, and had a deep passion for animals. Jarid's absence will forever leave a hole in many hearts. Jarid was a graduate of Averill Park High School and had recently attended Hudson Valley Community College. In addition to his mother and father, Jarid is survived by his maternal grandparents, Gaston and Barbara Brisebois. He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Joseph Dominic Zappone. He is survived by his paternal grandmother, Emma Valenti and predeceased by his grandfather, Sam Valenti. Jarid is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins; maternal uncle, Joseph (Kellie) Zappone; maternal aunt, Sandra Brisebois; paternal uncle, Gary (Amy) Valenti; paternal aunts, Bernadettle Lindeman, Donna (Jim) Hauseman, and Cheryl Valenti. Jarid was predeceased by his uncle Dave Valenti. Jarid's loving cousins include Joe, Cody Zappone; Kimberly, Jamie, Danny Lindeman; Nicole, Jason Hauseman; Sara, Nicholas, Alexander, Anasstasia Valenti. Jarid also leaves behind his longtime special friend, Tessa Bertrand and their beloved dog Precious. Jarid rests in peace with the Lord. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 9:30 a.m. in St. Jude the Apostle Church, Wynantskill where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in the Bloomingrove Cemetery. Family and friends are invited and may call on Thursday from 5 7:30 p.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 43 Brookside Ave., Wynantskill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jarid's name to the Peter G. Young Rehab. Center, 1180 Berne-Altamont Road, Altamont, NY 12009.
Published in Albany Times Union from August 8 to August 9, 2012