Michael R. Valvo

August 29, 1931July 19, 2019

VALVO, Michael R., 87 of Seminole, FL and originally from Fredonia, NY died July 19, 2019 with his family by his side. Michael is survived by his wife, Arlene Barton; son, Joseph (Tami) Valvo; daughter, Nancy (Dean) Ringler; grandchildren, Joseph Valvo, Jr.; Jamie Valvo, Michael (Caitlin) Ringler and Jennifer Ringler and great granddaughter, Gianna Zuppo. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 am Saturday August 3, 2019 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Dunkirk, NY (716) 366-2306. In lieu of flowers, please consider a memorial contribution to the:

VALVO-RINGLER-BOZZELLA SCHOLARSHIP Fredonia College Foundation 272 Central Avenue, Fredonia, NY 14063 Arrangements were made under the direction of Garden Sanctuary Funeral Home 7950 131st Street N., Seminole, FL 33776/727-391-0121


  • Arlene Barton, Wife
  • Joseph (Tami) Valvo, Son
  • Nancy (Dean) Ringler, Daughter
  • Joseph Valvo Jr., Grandchild
  • Jamie Valvo, Grandchild
  • Michael (Caitlin) Ringler, Grandchild
  • Jennifer Ringler, Grandchild
  • Gianna Zuppo, Great Grandchild


  • Funeral Mass Saturday, August 3, 2019


Michael R. Valvo

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Daniel Tramuta

July 29, 2019

I was sorry to read about the passing of Mike Valvo. Laurie and I want to express our condolences to Nancy and Dean, Joe and the entire family. Mike had a big personality and people were drawn to him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Dan Tramuta

Bettie Ann Maddrey Monroe

July 28, 2019

My deepest condolences to Arlene and all of Mike’s family. My family met Mike for the first time in February, 2018, when our mother, Bettie, became a resident across the hall from Mike at Arden Courts. Mike was the very first resident we got to know. On Mom’s , and our first anxious day there, Mike was wandering around the dining room in the Boat House, exceptionally outgoing, friendly and conversational. He won us over immediately with his huge personality, and invitations to join him for a drink, and to help him with some of his “building projects”. This “stranger” immediately became one of our favorites and we affectionately nicknamed him “ Champ”, because that was how he often greeted us, “Hi, Champ! Wanna join me for a drink later? Or you can help me work on this project...” He only gave us a glimpse of the the magnanimous person he once was. I wish I had known him in his healthiest state.
Prayers of comfort and peace you, Arlene, and your extended family as you say “So Long” to your loved one. We understand your loss and also relief for “Champ” to be released into eternity. With our deepest sympathy, Bettie Ann, Jean and Mary (Maddrey sisters)

Sally Manuel

July 27, 2019

Dear Arlene and family,
I am so sorry not to be able to be there in Fredonia, New York for Mike’s Memorial Service. Please know that my heart will be with you all. I love you all and know Mike is at peace. Our memories will now take over and forever will be with me! ❤️

Jack and Sue Bordeaux

July 25, 2019

Dear Arlene and Family,
We met Michael through you Arlene and he became a wonderful friend. He had such a quick wit and fantastic smile. He always left us laughing and was so kind and generous. He could even laugh and enjoy playing golf with two duffers.
Jack loved to watch and talk about sports with Michael. He felt blessed to have met a true friend so late in life. We only wish we had known Michael longer.
Sue and Jack Bordeaux

Dan and Kathi Dunn

July 25, 2019

Arlene and family,
Michael was like a family member to our family. He was our neighbor for 26 years with so much laughter and friendship shared. Dan loved playing golf with Michael and loved his sense of humor on the golf course. We will remember his love for french fries and gravy, his jokes, his "snake killing skills", his sense of humor, his stories, his smile and laughter, and his love and pride for Arlene and his family.
We love you
Dan and Kathi

Diana Hubbard(Pietro)

July 24, 2019

My heart goes out to all of you. Mike was such a character. Always could make someone laugh. Definately could put a smile on my dad's face, which was pretty rare. My father loved him and still misses him! My thoughts and prayers for you all.

Lorene Woxman

July 24, 2019

Dear Arlene,
You & Mike are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lorene Woxman

Vicki Westling

July 24, 2019

Mike was one of a kind, and one of the most generous and fun loving men I have known. He and my late husband, Richard were great friends and loved sharing their many memories and stories over a glass or two of their favorite beverage! I'm sure he and Richard are up in Heaven laughing and chasing a few Angels!