Jennie Massaro Valentino, 87, of North Haven, passed away Friday, February 8, 2013 at the Masonicare Health Center, Wallingford. She was the wife of the late Mattio J. Valentino. Jennie was born in New Haven on January 15, 1926; daughter of the late Fred and Theresa Marenna Massaro; she had worked on her family farm; was an excellent cook; was a member and taught exercise classes at the North Haven Senior Center; was a member of the Red Hatters and the CT Farm Bureau; was a parishioner and past member of the Ladies Guild at St. Therese Church. Mother of Charles (Roberta) Valentino of New York, NY, Matteo (Nancy) Valentino of North Haven and Richard (Lucy) Valentino of Wallingford. Sister of Angie Nacca, Florence Arcangelo, Josephine (Jerry) DeLucia all of East Haven and the late Lena Franco, Lucy Imperati, George, Frank, Louie and August Massaro. Also survived by 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Family and friends are invited to go directly to St. Therese Church, 555 Middletown Avenue, North Haven on Friday morning at 10:00 to attend a mass of Christian burial and are also invited to attend the committal services immediately following in All Saints Cemetery. The visiting hours will be Thursday from 4 to 8 pm at the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Smilow Cancer Hospital, P.O. Box1849, New Haven, CT 06508.