Valenti, David J. AVERILL PARK David J. Valenti, of Averill Park, age 47, beloved husband of Cheryl Anderson Valenti, entered into eternal life on Friday, February 19, 2010. Born in Troy, he was the son of Emma Esposito Valenti of Wynant-skill and the late Samuel R. Valenti, proprietor of the Villa Valenti Restaurant. David was the owner and operator of D.J. Valenti Excavating. He lived his life to the fullest; he was a hard worker and played hard. Dave enjoyed motorcycling, snowmobiling, camping and boating with his family. He had a passion for his muscle cars and a soft spot for animals. David was Mr. Fix-it and was the type of guy that would do anything for anyone. His family meant the world to him. The loved ones he left behind in addition to his wife and mother are his loving children, Sarah (Bella) and Nicholas Valenti; his sisters and brothers, Donna (Jim) Hausmann, Ralph (Marcela) Valenti and Gary (Amy) Valenti, all of Averill Park, and Bernadette (Dan) Lindeman of Hollywood, Fla. He is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews. The Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be from St. Henry's Church, County Route 45, Averill Park, N.Y. on Monday, February 22, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. with the Rev. John Provost, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Henry's Cemetery, Averill Park. Calling hours will be at the church today from 4 to 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of David can be made to the ASPCA, P.O. Box 96929, Washington, D.C. 20090-6929 and/or St. Henry's Church, P.O. Box 550, Averill Park, NY 12018. Arrangements are by the Thomas S. Connolly Funeral Home, 294 Whiteview Rd., Wynantskill, NY 12198.
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Published in Albany Times Union from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2010