OBITUARY

Concetta "Tina" Valvo

July 8, 1940August 30, 2021

Concetta “Tina” (Uccello) Valvo, 81, of Wethersfield, loving wife of 60 years of the late Antonino “Nini” C. Valvo, peacefully entered into eternal life at her home on Monday, August 30, 2021. She had resided in Wethersfield since 1977. Born in Canicattini Bagni, province of Siracusa in Sicily, Italy on July 8, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Giuseppe and Carmela (Lombardo) Uccello. At 16 years old, she immigrated with her family to this country after completing her studies in Italy, where she flourished academically. She continued her education at Bulkeley High School in Hartford, graduating with the class of 1958. After graduation, she worked in the banking industry for over 40 years before retiring from CBT/Fleet Bank. Concetta and her husband worked tirelessly to provide opportunities for their children and instilled onto them the importance of hard work, family, and other core values. Her home and family were of upmost importance to her. As a devout catholic, she was a longtime communicant of the Church of the Incarnation in Wethersfield and participated in various Italian women’s clubs. Tina was an excellent cook and baker and loved preparing dinners for her family and friends. She was known for all her traditional dishes, especially her chicken meatball soup that everyone looked forward to at holiday meals. Tina also enjoyed knitting and embroidery since a young age, becoming a favorite past time. But most of all, Tina was a proud and dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother, who cherished her time with her family and touched the lives of the people she knew. A loving mother and grandmother, Tina will be forever missed by her two beloved children, Sebastian Valvo and his wife Magella of Bristol, and Tina Marie Bartone and her husband Erik of Glastonbury; her four adored grandchildren, Rebekah Violette, Matthew Bartone and his fiancée Alexandra Motta, Marissa Bartone, and Zachary Valvo. She also leaves a brother, Paul Uccello and his wife Stephanie of Rocky Hill, along with many adored nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless dear friends and neighbors that have shown her great thoughtfulness since her husband’s passing last year. Funeral service will be Friday (September 3) at 10:30 a.m. from the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Incarnation, 544 Prospect Street, Wethersfield. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Park, (Section 25), Elm Street, Rocky Hill. Tina’s family will receive relatives and friends on Friday morning from 9-10:30 a.m. at the funeral home chapel. Due to the ongoing health crisis, all attendees are asked to please wear a face covering and adhere to all town, funeral home, and church regulations. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tina’s name may be made to the Scleroderma Foundation, Tri-State Chapter, 59 Front Street, Binghamton, NY 13905. For on-line expressions of sympathy to the family, please visit www.desopofuneralchapel.com.

Services

  • Calling hours

    Friday, September 3, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, September 3, 2021

  • Burial

    Friday, September 3, 2021

Memories

Concetta "Tina" Valvo

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Lynn Baker

September 4, 2021

Tina, your work here is done; may you rest in peace with Nini in the palm of His hand.
I worked with Tina for many years at the bank. She was a sweet and kind woman and although she was tiny she left a big imprint. I last spoke with her after Nini passed and it was a blessing to me to reconnect.
She was an excellent cook and baker (I am sure her "secret" ingredient was love!) and willing to share her recipes. To this day I make her orange salad and will attempt her Easter ricotta cupcakes but I know they will never be as good as hers.
My heartfelt condolences to her family, I hope that knowing she was loved beyond your family will bring you some peace.

Tina Barone

September 1, 2021

Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. The most kind, strong and loving woman. May she rest in peace.
The Barone Family

DAVID and JANE FRANCZAK

September 1, 2021

Dear Sebby and Family. We are saddened to learn of the passing of your dear Mother. May the Lord bless her and comfort you. Love, Dave and Jane.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY