OBITUARY

Susan A. Valencia

March 3, 1943March 4, 2018
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Susan A. (Madeiros) Valencia, 75, of New Bedford passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 in her residence with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Raymond A. Valencia and 15 year companion of William J. Tucker, Jr.

Born in Acushnet, a daughter of the late Philip and Minnie E. (Sanford) Madeiros, she was a lifelong area resident.

Ms. Valencia worked for many years at Sears and Roebuck Company. She later worked as a secretary for the former Mayor, Rosemary Tierney. Susan will be remembered for always taking care of others. She loved to garden and enjoyed the outdoors. Spending time with friends and family gave her much joy.

In addition to her companion, she is survived by two children, Michael Valencia of Elkton, FL, Kristin Aguiar and her husband Joseph of Acushnet and six grandchildren, Brian Farrington of Taunton, Alyssa, Kailyn and Joshua Aguiar and Tenley and Sean Dakin all of Acushnet; one great grandchild, Brantley Farrington; three siblings, Eleanor Zeude and Donald Madeiros of New Bedford and Kenneth Madeiros of Forest Hills; and several nieces and nephews.

Her visitation will be Tuesday, March 6, 2018 4-7 pm in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. All other services will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Susan A. Valencia to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.jimmyfund.org/gift. For online directions/tribute www.rock-funeralhome.com.

  • FAMILY

  • The late Philip Madeiros, Father
  • The late Minnie E. (Sanford) Madeiros, Mother
  • The late Raymond A. Valencia, Husband
  • William J. Tucker, Jr., Companion
  • Michael Valencia, Son
  • Kristin Aguiar and her husband Joseph, Daughter
  • She is also survived by six grandchildren, Brian Farrington, Alyssa, Kailyn and Joshua Aguiar and Tenley and Sean Dakin; one great grandchild, Brantley Farrington; three siblings, Eleanor Zeude and Donald Madeiros and Kenneth Madeiros; and several nieces and nephews.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, March 6, 2018

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • All Other Services Are Private
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Susan A. Valencia

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Robert D. Grant Sr.

March 10, 2018

Sorry to hear of the passing of Sue, we had some good times when we all got together. R.I.P. Sue

Jessica Mattos

March 5, 2018

Aunt Sue .. I am so hearboken that you are gone doesn't seem real. You will always hold a special place in my heart. Thank You for always supporting my girls. Whether it was seeing them off at the bus stop, showing up at car washes, going to see them all dressed up at prom you always were there . You always checked in and made sure I never needed anything . You will be missed!! I'll miss our conversations the laughs and the tears!! I know you will be watching over us all .. give my dad a big kiss from me .. so sorry this happened to such an amazing person. You didn't deserve it . Love you always Aunt Sue .. xoxo

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Biography

Susan A. (Madeiros) Valencia, 75, of New Bedford passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018 in her residence with her family by her side. She was the wife of the late Raymond A. Valencia and 15 year companion of William J. Tucker, Jr.

Born in Acushnet, a daughter of the late Philip and Minnie E. (Sanford) Madeiros, she was a lifelong area resident.

Ms. Valencia worked for many years at Sears and Roebuck Company. She later worked as a secretary for the former Mayor, Rosemary Tierney. Susan will be remembered for always taking care of others. She loved to garden and enjoyed the outdoors. Spending time with friends and family gave her much joy.

In addition to her companion, she is survived by two children, Michael Valencia of Elkton, FL, Kristin Aguiar of Acushnet and six grandchildren, Brian Farrington of Taunton, Alyssa, Kailyn and Joshua Aguiar and Tenley and Sean Dakin all of Acushnet; one great grandchild, Brantley Farrington; three siblings, Eleanor Zeude and Donald Madeiros of New Bedford and Kenneth Madeiros of Forest Hills; and several nieces and nephews.

Her visitation will be Tuesday, March 6, 2018 4-7 pm in the ROCK FUNERAL HOME, 1285 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford. All other services will be private. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of Susan A. Valencia to support cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.jimmyfund.org/gift. For online directions/tribute www.rock-funeralhome.com.