Owned Aluminum Age Inc in North Reading

Published in the January 5, 2017 edition

Valente.frank-webWILMINGTON – Francesco J. Valente, known as “Frank” to his family and friends, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on December 21, 2016; he was 87 years old.

Frank was born in Revere on October 22, 1929; he was the dear son of the late Alessandro and Elizabeth Valente. Frank was raised in Medford where he attended Medford Public Schools and Medford Vocational High School.

Frank married “his sweetheart” Jeanette Morreo on May 29, 1949; the couple lived in Medford for a few years before moving to Wilmington in 1957, where they raised seven wonderful children.

Frank was known to be an extremely hard worker; he was the founder and former owner of his own Construction Company, Aluminum Age Inc. in North Reading. Frank made quite a reputation for himself by always doing quality work and treating his customers very fair; he built quite a company throughout the year.

Frank will be fondly remembered for his love and devotion to his family, friends, and clients; he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Frank was the beloved husband of Jeannette A. (Morreo) Valente, devoted father of Francis “Frank” Valente & wife Cheryl of Salem, NH, Alexander Valente & wife Gemma of North Reading, Linda Catalano & husband Stephen of Epsom, NH, Daniel Valente & wife Susan of Tewksbury, Pamela Valente of Kensington, NH, Michael Valente of Atkinson, NH, and Charlie Valente & wife Michele of Wilmington. Loving grandfather of Carrie Ann Shevlin, Kelly Mailhot, Jamie Richard, Francis Valente, Alex Valente, Russell Valente, Kimberly Valente, Kevin Valente, Tara Whiting, Stephen Catalano Jr., Derek Catalano, Peter Catalano, Darren Catalano, Amanda Heffernan, Amy Valente, Daniel Valente Jr., Jared Chadwell, Sarah Valente, Michael Valente Jr., Nicole Valente, Ryan Valente, Krystle Valente, Ashley Valente, Charles “Tony” Valente Jr. and Great-Grandfather of Brett, Alexa, Arianna, Brian, Marissa, Jason, Jonathan, Tyler, Lindsey, Drew, Nicholas, Katie, Gwen, Andrew, Cameron, Joey, Luca, Kylie, Jillian, Gia, Christian, Ariana, David and Alexia. Cherished son of the late Alessandro and Elizabeth (Angelosanto) Valente, dear brother of Madaline LaVine of Wilmington, the late Ann Storella, Marie Zuccola, Jeanette Raetano, Joseph Valente, and Alexander Valente. Frank is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers donations in Frank’s memory may be made to the Winchester Hospital Foundation, Center for Cancer Care, 611 Main St., Winchester, MA 01890. www.nicholsfuneralhome.com.