Margaret A. Valery


Margaret Valery, 97, entered into rest peacefully on August 8, 2019, at Niagara Hospice.
Margaret was a true matriarch in every sense. She was the anchor of her family through happy and hard times, and she was fondly known as "Aunt Margaret" or "Gram" to anyone who entered her kitchen. She lovingly cooked family dinners every Sunday for her family and friends, and you could always smell tomato sauce and garlic wafting through her front porch door.
Margaret worked at Harrison Radiator in Lockport for 28 years. She enjoyed her retirement and she stayed in her home independently until her last days. She was an avid gardener keeping her yard as neat as a pin until she could no longer weed whack her way out of the backyard. She enjoyed playing bingo and always delighted in day trips to the casino with old friends. She was most happy when she won.
Born to Lena and John Solotes in 1921, Margaret's family owned and operated the Lockport Broom Company, located on Akron Street in Lockport, for decades.
Margaret married Anthony Valery in 1948, and they had four children: Michael Valery (deceased), Elizabeth (Ron) DeFilippo, Louis Valery and Anita Valery. She is survived by her beloved grandchildren: Lauren DeFilippo, Allison (Kyle) Kelley, Michael Brown and Mitchell and Megan Valery. She is also survived by her loving niece and nephew, Denise and Dan Wolfe. She leaves many other nieces and nephews, including their children, as well as her caregiver Tammy Gauthier, whom she grew very close to in the last two years of her life.
The center of her life was her family, and she was the heart and soul of all those she leaves behind.
Friends may call on Sunday, August 11th 1-5 PM, at Prudden and Kandt Funeral Home, 242 Genesee Street, Lockport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, August 12th at 10 AM, at All Saints Parish Oratory, 391 Market Street, Lockport. Interment will be in Cold Spring Cemetery. Memorials to Niagara Hospice would be appreciated by the family.
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Janice (Siracusa) Nichols
Aug 14, 2019
I don’t get the paper....she was such a great neighbor growing up in sad at her passing....the family is in my prayers
Susanne Chiappone Martin
Aug 11, 2019
From 5 yrs old thru my teenage yrs, Margaret was my 2nd mom. I spent many hrs at the Valery house with my best friend Elizabeth & Margaret accepted me & my sisters like her family. May you be resting in Bingo heaven. Love peace
Kathy Stoll
Aug 11, 2019
Liz and Anita so sorry to hear about your Mom. RIP she had a good life. Prayers for your family
kathy solotes
Aug 11, 2019
Really very sorry for your loss. I didn't know. Heaven gained a very angel. Our thoughts and Prayers.
Tammy Gauthier
Aug 10, 2019
Heavenly Heights Bouquet was purchased for the family of Margaret A. Valery by Tammy Gauthier.  Send flowers
Jenifer Flynn
Aug 09, 2019
Beautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Margaret A. Valery by Jenifer Flynn.  Send flowers
Jenifer Flynn (Chiappone/Kronenberg)
Aug 09, 2019
Sending love and prayers to all! Will always remember Margaret's wit and wisdom and her candy dish! XOXO!
Karen ( Crimi) Sperduti & John
Aug 09, 2019
To the Valery Family, It's with such sadness to hear of Margrets passing. A truly great woman who we remember with a smile. Prayers of comfort to all.
Sincerely, John & Karen Sperduti, Franklin, Tennessee
Debbie Cleri McNair
Aug 09, 2019
Your mother Margaret, was such a beautiful lady 🌹 sending love and prayers to your beautiful family 🌹❤🌹 God Bless you all .. Rest in peace Margaret 😇