1931 – 2019
Putnam – Donald P. Valade, 87, of Thayer St., passed away on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Day Kimball Hospital. He was united in marriage on July 1, 1972 and was the loving husband of the late Theresa A. (Picciarelli) Valade. Born in Putnam, CT, he was the son of the late Joseph and Irene (Rocheleau) Valade.
Mr. Valade proudly served his country with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He went on to work as a material handler for Putnam Herzl for 27 years. He was a communicant of Saint Mary Church of the Visitation. He was a Lifetime member of the Albert J. Breault VFW Post #1523.
Donald is survived by his sister, Constance Rivette and her husband James of Lewes, DE; his sister in-laws, Kay Picciarelli-Small, Claire Valade and Jeannette Valade; and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his brothers, the late Richard Valade and J. Robert Valade.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Burial on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT at 11:00 a.m. Burial to follow with military honors in St. Mary Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. For memorial guestbook please visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.