Obituary: Mary Valentine


Mary Valentine, 93, of Southington, died at home on April 8. She was the widow of John J. Valentine who predeceased her in 1994.

She was born in Bavaria, Germany in 1924, the daughter of the late Sebastian and Maria (Zwicknagel) Kasbauer. Mary worked at Hall’s Paint and Wallpaper Store for several years, receiving her certificate in decorating from The New York School of Interior Design in 1961. She then went on to become the company president and owner in 1975.  She attended St. Thomas Church in Southington.

Mary is survived by her daughter Valerie Cook and husband Paul of Plainville, a son-in-law Hugo Vellucci and wife Claudia of Southington, a grandson Daniel Sean Vellucci and his fiancée Lindsey Mastrianni and a great-grandson Trevor Vellucci all of Bristol. She is also survived by her loving companion and care-giver Paul Golub of Middletown.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 13th at 11:30 am at the DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St. Calling hours will be Wednesday morning from 10:30-11:30 am.  Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

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