Theresa A. (Picciarelli) Valade
1925 – 2009
Putnam, CT – Theresa A. Valade, 83, of Thayer St. died Saturday, August 1, 2009 in Lanessa Extended Care in Webster after a long illness. She was the loving wife of Donald P. Valade. They were married in St. Mary Church of the Visitation in July of 1972. Born in New York, NY, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Hilda (Zimmerman) Picciarelli.
Mrs. Valade worked as a secretary for the former Putnam Hertzl Finishing Company. She was a communicant of St. Mary Church of the Visitation. She was dedicated to her husband and cared for her father. She was a special aunt to all of her nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sisters, Anna Vincent of Scottsdale, AZ, and Hilda Huth of Putnam; her sister-in–laws, Katherine “Kay” Picciarelli Small of Putnam, and Connie Rivette of VA; her brother in-laws, J. Robert Valade of Farmington, and Richard Valade of NH; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Helen Chrzan and Alfred Picciarelli.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, August 8, 2009 at 10:30 am in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St., Putnam. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, Suite #5, 279 New Britain Road, Kensington, CT 06037. Gilman Funeral Home has been entrusted with her arrangements.