Valoze, Salvatore A. "Tudor" MAPLEWOOD Salvatore A. "Tudor" Valoze, 87, of Maplewood, passed into eternal rest on Saturday evening, August 22, 2015, at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany. Sal was born in Cohoes and was the son of the late Angelina (Di Maio) and Salvatore Valoze. Sal was the beloved husband of the late Mary Brahm Valoze, who passed away in 2006. Sal was a graduate of Watervliet High School and captain of the Watervliet High School basketball team. Before the family farm land in Maplewood was sold for the cloverleaf, which is part of 787, Sal and his brothers were known for their fresh produce which they sold to the former A& P and Grand Union Super Markets. Sal was one of the founders, a partner and president of the Valoze's Greenhouse in Boght Corners. He and his brothers, John and Neal Tommasini, and brother-in-law, Armand Rainville, built the greenhouses in Boght Corners after they had to move from their farm in Maplewood, because of the state acquiring their land. Sal was very instrumental in the greenhouse's popularity in the Tri-City area as it became one of the largest growers of poinsettias in the northeast. He and his partners worked very diligently to build a reputation as a greenhouse that sold only quality products. Sal loved going to casinos and flowers. Sal was known for his happy-go-lucky attitude, his generous heart and always having a smile for everyone. Sal is survived by his stepdaughter, Suzanne Bendick, PhD and her husband Paul; and two grandsons, Paul and Matthew of Clifton Park. Sal is also survived by several nieces and nephews and their families. Sal was predeceased by his sisters, Louise (late Armand) Rainville and Mary (late Jack) Archambeault; brothers, John (the late Dorothy) and Neal (the late Pat) Tommasini and Thomas (the late Emilia) Vellozzi. The funeral service for Sal will be held at 12 p.m. at the Bocketti Funeral Home, 336 Third St., Troy, with Deacon Charles Wojton of St. Anthony's Church officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may call at the funeral home Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Interment St. Patricks Cemetery, Watervliet.
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Published by Albany Times Union on Aug. 24, 2015.