Joseph David Valenti Sr.

April 17, 1941February 26, 2019

Joseph D. Valenti, Sr., 77, of East Hartford, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at his home. Born in Hartford on April 17, 1941, a son of the late Joseph J. and Jeannette (Tripp) Valenti, he had been a life-long resident of East Hartford. Joseph was a graduate of East Hartford High School and a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for over 35 years by Cellu-Tissue Paper Company, East Hartford. He was a member of the former VFW Post #2083, East Hartford and of the National Audubon Society. He was an avid bird watcher and enjoyed fishing, while being a loyal fan of the New York Yankees and Boston Celtics. He also cherished spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Joseph left lasting memories and will be missed by those who loved him, including his daughter, Nicole (Valenti) Tribble and her husband, David, of Bristol; his son, Joseph D. Valenti, Jr. of East Hartford; five grandchildren, Sean T. Burke, Tony Tribble, Joseph Valenti, Christopher Valenti, and Janet Valenti; two sisters, Judith Valenti of Glastonbury, Joanne Toce and her husband, Dino, of East Hartford; two brothers, James Valenti and his wife, Cheryl, of Palm Bay, FL, Jeffery Valenti and his wife, Margaret, of Franklin, TN; several nieces, nephews, former co-workers, and dear friends. A memorial service celebrating Joseph’s life will be Saturday (March 2nd) at 12 noon at the D’ESOPO-East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter Street, East Hartford. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home chapel on Saturday morning form 10 am to 12 noon. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family please visit


  • Calling hours Saturday, March 2, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, March 2, 2019

Joseph David Valenti Sr.

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James and Cheryl Valenti

March 1, 2019

I will certainly miss my big brother Joey. He knew lot's about our family history and every bird that ever flew over East Hartford territory. He loved Neil Diamond and thought he was the greatest performer that ever lived. I also remember him watching his favorite TV show Jeopardy every night. I have lots of fond memories of him when we were kid's growing up on the avenue. We used to swing off trees behind the house and play in Martin Park. He loved to visit our Mom every Wednesday and got to enjoy here wonderful home cooked meals. He also had a great time playing cards every Wednesday with our Dad. They were a great team together, it was often said they were hard to beat. Mom and Dad enjoyed his Wednesday night visits.
Joey and Nicole your Dad loved you and your families he would often smile when speaking about you. We will all miss him. Joey and Nicole, I am sorry that I can not be there with you at this sad time in your lives but know that I will be thinking of you both and will be with you in spirit. I'll be praying for you during this difficult time and for my brother Joe's journey home to God. I miss and love all of you.

Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Cheryl

Bill Kyle

March 1, 2019

To the Valenti Family,
Sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was a great co-worker at Cellu and a good neighbor on Burnside Ave. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Much sympathy and good wishes, Bill and Ava Kyle