Karen A. Valenti

Obituary for Karen A. Valenti

May 23, 1956 - February 3, 2019
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 62

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Sister


Karen A. Valenti, 62, of Manchester, succumbed to cancer on February 3, 2019 after a courageous five-year fight. Born in Boston on May 23, 1956, she was daughter of the late William and Mary (McCormick) Rosher. She enjoyed 44 years of marriage with her husband, Richard Valenti.

Karen attended Boston Public schools; graduated from South Boston High and went on to attend the New Hampshire Technical College in Concord, graduating with an Associate's Degree in Nursing. Karen was a registered nurse and worked most of her career at the Mary Gale Home in Manchester caring for elderly women. She really enjoyed being a nurse and caring for the sick.

Karen loved to decorate her home and was an avid doll collector. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family. She was a warm, loving wife and mother and worked very hard to provide for her family. She supported all her children's sports activities and endeavors. She loved the outdoors and stayed fit by walking, biking, kayaking and weight lifting. Karen loved to travel and most recently enjoyed a trip to Italy with her husband, and prior to getting sick had been vacationing for a few weeks in Florida during the winter.

Karen was predeceased by her parents and a sister Colleen Cunningham.

Karen leaves behind her husband Richard, three sons, Kevin and his wife Moira; Richard Jr., Michael and his wife Erin. Two granddaughters, Victoria and Leila. Brothers William and wife Erlania, Kevin, Stephen, and her two sisters, Mary and Donna as well as many nieces and nephews.

Karen wants to thank all the care providers, social workers and clerical staff at Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Pemi-Baker Community Hospice and the Concord Hospice House for their generosity and care.

There will be a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 10:00am at Saint Catherine of Siena Parish, 207 Hemlock Street, Manchester.

In lieu of flowers, Karen asks that you donate to your local cancer charity in her memory.

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