Sharon Valente

Obituary of Sharon Ann Valente

Sharon Ann Valente, 60, passed away peacefully with her sisters at her side on June 30, 2019 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn after a valiant fight with cancer. Born in Schenectady on July 4, 1958 she was the daughter of the late Albert L. and Joan M. Valente. Sharon was a 1976 graduate of Mohonasen High School. She received her BA in Social Studies Education from Siena College and received her Master’s in Advanced Classroom Teaching from SUNY Albany. Sharon loved being a teacher and making a difference in the children’s lives. She taught at Mohonasen Junior Senior High School from 1980 to 1984 and then from 1984 until she retired in 2013, she taught at Shenendehowa as a 7th grade history teacher. She was a faithful member of St. John the Evangelist Church in Schenectady. Sharon was an avid reader, loved music and enjoyed traveling across the country and Europe. Above all she loved her family. Sharon shared a close bond with her sisters and adored her nephew Mark.

Sharon is survived by her sisters and best friends Claudia M. Cannavo (Joseph) and Catherine M. Rotondi (Frank), her cherished nephew Mark F. Rotondi as well as many cousins and friends.

Calling hours for Sharon will be held on July 2, 2019 from 4-8pm at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road, Glenville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on July 3, 2019 at 11am at St. John the Evangelist Church 806 Union Street Schenectady, NY. Burial will follow at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.

Her family would like to thank Dr. Zen of NYOH and the entire staff of St. Peter’s Hospital along with the Hospice Inn. 

Memorial contributions in Sharon’s name may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude PL Memphis TN 38105 or to a charity of one’s choice. 

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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, New York, United States

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
St. John the Evangelist Church
806 Union St
Schenectady, New York, United States


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery
2501 Troy Schenectady Road
Schenectady, New York, United States
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