Obituary: Edith M. Valentine, 84


Edith M. Valentine, 84, passed peacefully Tuesday evening, August 6, 2019 at Bristol Hospital.  She was the wife of the late John Valentine.

Edith was a beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  She enjoyed spending time by the pool with her grandchildren, family vacations, card games with good friends and big family parties in her backyard.  She was an avid UConn Huskies Women’s basketball  fan and enjoyed watching them on TV.  She loved her companions, cats Beat and Happy. Edith lived a full and happy life and she will be sadly missed by her family.  She was also a member of the Church of St. Matthew in Forestville.

Edith is survived by her children Terri Hernandez and her husband Jeff Cummings of Farmington, Lynn Laffin and her husband Pat of  Poughkeepsie, NY, Patrick Valentine and his wife Nicole of West Hartford, and by her best friend Grace Doner.  She also leaves her grandchildren Dennis Hernandez and his wife Karen. Jeffrey Tye and his fiancé Casey Klett, Jacob Tye, Coral Valentine,  Kyrsten Valentine, Julia Valentine, McKenna Valentine and Jonathan Valentine;  great grandchildren Parker Hernandez, Landon Hernandez, Avielle Hernandez and Anthony Baehr.  Besides her husband she was predeceased by her son Robert Valentine, grandson Aaron Hernandez, and by sons-in-law Dennis Hernandez and Jeff Tye.

Services and burial were private.  To leave an online message of condolence or to share a memory or a photo, please visit Edith’s tribute page at