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“Joe was a wonderful friend. I know that not only across the many years I got to know him but because over 30 years ago he gave up a concert ticket to...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Sanger - Natick - Friend

“I am so sorry to hear about jose passing a way and though they difficult times I will deeply miss him as a good friend I will miss him a lot and he...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Robert Berry jr - Mashpee, MA

“So sorry for your loss. Joe was a wonderful man, Adam looked forward to his time with Joe weekly. It takes a special person to dedicate his time to...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Cathy Keane - Lowell, MA

“I am so sorry to hear a bout joe passing a way I Will deeply miss him as a good friend I became friends with joe when I went to the Merrimack special...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Robert Berry jr - Mashpee, MA

“Adam and I were blessed with having known Joe for the past four years!!! He provided the sweetest, most gentle, and thoughtful care for Adam! I can...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Joanne Sgouros - Lowell, MA

“I am very sad to hear of Joe's passing. He was a friend from way back. Joe introduced me to some great music; Echo and the Bunnymen, DEVO, Root Boy...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Nugent - Clinton, MA

“Tom and I will miss you Joe, really sorry for not having more time with you! We will always have the memories of hanging at the Bob Marley museum...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Brenda Martin - Family Friend

“Friends with Joe on Myrtle St. in Waltham. My condolences to the family and may god bless. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Don Saulnier - West Yarmouth, MN


Mr. Joseph R. Valiante, of Dracut, formerly of Waltham, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 15, 2019. He was 66.

Born on February 11, 1953 in Somerville, he was a son of the late Joseph P. and Thelma M. (Benoit) Valiante. Raised and educated in Waltham he was a graduate of Waltham High School. He had lived in Dracut eighteen years.

For over twenty years Joe worked at Hewlett-Packard and later at the Merrimack Special Education Collaborative in Billerica for ten years. Over the last four years he was working in private duty care as a home health aide.

He was a huge New England sports enthusiast and looked forward to his annual vacations and cruises with Ann, his family, and his friends. Joe loved all genre's of music but had an affection for The Beatle's.

He was a brother of the late Marie Westerman.

He leaves his wife of 18 years, Ann M. (Coelho) Valiante; his step-sons Jeffrey L. Lanaville (Elizabeth) of Kingston, New Hampshire and Jason L. Lanaville (Rebecca) of Hudson, New Hampshire; his grandchildren, Parker and Abel Lanaville; his mother-in-law, Doris H. (Ouellette) Coelho (late Alfred) of Andover; in-laws including Barbara Corneau of Andover, Brenda Soucy (Michael) of Methuen and Michael Coelho (Maura Zaker) of Dracut; his life-long friends of Rick Sanger and Tom Delesky; also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces & nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will honor and remember Joseph's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Friday, February 22nd from 10 a.m. to 12 noon before leaving in procession to Mount Feake Cemetery, 203 Prospect Street, Waltham where his graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m.

A celebration of Joe's life will take place at a later date.