Naugatuck- Marfizia ‘Fiza’ (Soares) Valente, age 88, loving wife of Manuel Valente, passed away at her home on Friday January 14, 2021 surrounded by her adoring family.
Born in Escapaes, Vila da Feira, Portugal on November 18, 1933, she was the daughter of the late Belmiro Pereira Soares and Maria Dias Pereira. She came to this country in 1968 and lived in Naugatuck the remainder of her life. Marfizia retired from Eyelet Crafters in Waterbury after many years of service. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church in Waterbury.
In addition to her husband of 51 years, her loss will be whole heartedly felt by her daughter Michele Valente of Milford and daughter and son-in-law Raquel and Frank DeNigris and her two adored grandsons, Kyle and Derek, all of Morris.
She will also be terribly missed by her brother and sister-in-law, Manuel and Laura Soares of Watertown; her sister and brother-in-law Beatriz and Manuel Silva of Porto Portugal; her brother and sister-in-law Jose and Fernanda Soares of Naugatuck; her nieces and nephews, Isabel Campos and Armindo Sousa, Daniel and Sheila Soares, Richard Soares, Victor and Sofia Silva, Sandra and Carlos Duarte, and Steve and Alicia Soares; as well as her grand nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law Maria Julia and Lino Campos; her sister Guilhermina Soares and her niece Suzanne Soares.
Services will be private and burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Watertown. To send an on-line condolence, please visit www.naugatuckvalleymemorial.com. The Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main Street, Naugatuck, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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