Albany - Edward J. Valente of Schenectady, NY succumbed to a long term illness on February 24th 2019.
Edward will be lovingly remembered by his son Brian Valente and his wife Elissa; his daughter Denise Laplante and husband Jesse; and his four grandchildren Sadie, Ethan, Lucy and Isaac. He was predeceased by his wife Karin. Edward grew up in Schenectady NY and lived there for most of his life. He most recently resided at the Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center in Troy.
Edward received his Masters in Counseling from Plattsburgh State University, and worked at Wildwood Programs as Associate Executive Director. Later in life, after taking time off to care for his mother, Edward worked with the NYS Tax Department. He loved horse racing, basketball, baseball and golf, as well as watching his grandkids' sporting events. He will be remembered for his generosity, open mindedness, and sense of humor.
Relatives and friends may call at Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady, NY 12304 on Friday March 1st. Public calling hours will be from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. with the funeral service to follow at 10:00 a.m. Internment will be in Saint Cyril and Method Cemetery, Rotterdam NY.
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