OBITUARY

Pastor Earl M. Valentine

May 22, 1948February 7, 2020
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Pastor Earl M. Valentine, longtime resident of Stamford, Connecticut and recently relocated to Middlebury, Connecticut, passed away on February 7, 2020. He was 71.

Born in Stamford, he was the son of Earl Charles Valentine and Mary Bonis Valentine. Earl was a graduate of Stamford High School. His life was dedicated to creating music. He was an avid musician, playing guitar, keyboards, piano and composing music. He wrote more than 300 original classic rock/pop songs and Christian music, many of which are posted on reverbnation.com.

He will be remembered for his love of Jesus Christ, his family, and a compassion for all mankind. He had many friends whom he considered to be his brothers and sisters. He was a quick witted man with a tremendous musical talent that touched everyone he knew.

Earl is survived by his beloved wife Maggie K. Valentine; his children Stacy Valentine, Nicole Valentine, Thomas Valentine, Michael Valentine and Rya Macune-Valentine, all of whom he held close to his heart; his sister Barbara Valentine and her partner Scott Condon of Marshfield Massachusetts, sister Linda Valentine of Monterey, California; Dominic Botticelli who was like a brother to him; his loving extended family including stepson Eric Stockman, his wife Jennifer and children Sian and Cailinn of Monroe, Connecticut, stepson Jason Fischer, his wife Bridgette, and children Amber and Mason of Bristol, Connecticut; and his cats Kitty and Tuxy.

Friends and family are invited to calling hours on Saturday, February 15, 1-5 PM, (at 4 pm we will celebrate Earl’s life) at Spadaccino & Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home, 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe CT 06468. Internment will be at the discretion of the family.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 15, 2020

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Rick LaBella

February 16, 2020

With fond memories of days gone long ago. We had some very good times and music shared together. I will always remember you as a driving force behind what we did well, back then. My prayers are with you and your family. Rest In Peace.

Rick LaBella

Michael and Gert Coonan

February 16, 2020

Maggie, so sorry for your loss. We did not know Earl that long, but we could see that you both were so good for each other.
We love you

Maggie K. Valentine

February 14, 2020

My Beloved Husband, I've had such a difficult time trying to gather my thoughts; my mind is crowded with what seems like a lifetime of memories.
Although our time together as Man and Wife was short lived, albeit we have loved one another since the foundation of the world. Only a love so profoundly Holy was orchestrated by Christ Himself. Your love for me will be a precious haunting melody, that my heart will joyously sing forever.
Through my tears are smiling moments as I see your face looking at me while your eyes told me at each exchange how deeply you beheld me. I enjoyed our humor, our movie time as you made your infamous popcorn, our quiet times just holding each other as I placed my ear listening to your heart beating.
We gave one another a lifetime of love, devotion, as well as sharing our love for Jesus Christ. Our time together was indeed full of blessings, we were always focused upon Him. We gave thanks each day to our Savior for gathering us out of the wilderness and into one anothers arms. You were so on target the day you said to me that I belonged to you.
Yes, my love, I do belong to you, yesterday, tomorrow and forever.
I'm elated that you promised to love me forever and a day!
We will one day walk on streets of gold together.
For now, for just a brief moment in time,
I'll see ya' honey.
Thank you for sharing your life with me and showing me what forever in love means!

Paul Mavrakis

February 13, 2020

I met Earl thru my friend Joe ''Hammer'' Thomas.
I have great-memories of Earl and ''MANTIS'' rehs, all that Super tunes that the band wrote. Earl was such a ''perfectionist''. He would work-close wit, a YOUNG Joe Thomas, and he always praized JOE, at his Great-drumming Contribution to MANTIS. One of Gigs that i rem. was @ the NIGHT OWL. The BAND performed like they had been together for 20 years!!! Ev1 there that night Had a ''BLAST''. Joe The ''HAMMER'' was POUNDING the drums, he BUSTED his snare-Drum ,,, yours-trully was there to give him mine. I will always have such fUN memories of Earl, RIP my friend, we will!!!!!!!! Keep ROKIN' to your GREAT-legacy. Sinc, Paul ''Bonham'' Mavrakis. +++IC+XC NI+KA +++

Carol & Lou Villamana

February 13, 2020

Dear Maggie
Your Earl was an unforgettable and caring person. We only knew him for a short while but it felt like many years considering the impact of his positive personality. We can only imagine the depth of your loss and how much you will miss him. Carol labeled him her "funny valentine"because of the way he made her laugh with his active imagination.
God works in strange ways and we may realize His purpose some day as to why you had such a brief but exciting interlude in your life with Earl.

Linda Ringi

February 13, 2020

Dear Maggie and Family. Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to you, Earl’s family and friends. Earl was a wonderful person and a good friend for many years. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. 💜
Love, Linda and Carmela Ringi

Robbie LaBlanc

February 13, 2020

When my brother and I were in our teens and just starting to play out live with our band, Earl would do our sound, He pretty much charged us nothing, I think $25.
He just wanted to help us, he was a great guy. I’ll miss him ❤️

John Telesco

February 13, 2020

To the Valentine family, worked with Earl, at Stamford Motors for many years. Me and Pete Reilly used to rass him all day long, when picking up our parts at the counter, and he loved it! Then he bought his new Red Ford van, had a mural painted on the side,had the interior done up in his style,shagg carpet and all. Such a great guy, many good memories , I still have his first record album, he was so pride of it. He will be missed! RIP John T

Tricia Behm

February 13, 2020

Margaret-
May God’s peace and grace be with you and yours at this sad time.
Tricia Kelley Behm

Linda Clarke

February 12, 2020

To Maggie I am so happy that the Lord brought you together. sorry it wasn't for a longer time but a blessing and a gift from God. to all of Earl's family I am so sorry for your loss. He was loved because he gave his love to all who knew him. We celebrate his life and all who shared time with him. He will live on in our hearts. May the lord be with you.

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