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Janet J Valvano

June 7, 1934 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Janet Valvano Obituary

Janet J. Valvano, affectionately known as “Ginger” and “Mrs. V”, passed away peacefully at her new home in Boynton Beach, Florida on January 5, 2024. She was 89 years old.

Born in Jersey City, she was a lifelong resident. A graduate of Academy of Sacred Heart in Hoboken, NJ. Janet retired from Colgate Palmolive in Jersey City, NJ, where she was employed for 20 Years. She was a devout parishioner of St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church in Jersey City.

Janet cherished her family more than anything else. She recently moved to Florida where she was able to spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In her younger years she enjoyed trips to AC with her beloved husband Sal of 66 years. She also enjoyed many summers with her family and friends in Lavallette, NJ where she was known as the “life guard”’. She enjoyed many Saturday night dinners and dancing at the Chandelier as well as many dinners at the Coach House Restaurant.

Janet was predeceased by her dear sister, Bernice Corallo. She was the beloved wife of the late  Salvatore “Sal” Valvano. Loving Mother of Salvatore Valvano and his wife Sydne, and Michelle Meese and her husband Dr. Michael A. Meese. Dear Grandmother of Ray and his wife Susan, Nicholas and his wife Brittany, and Michael Daniel Meese. Great Grandmother of Capri and Lenox Valvano. Also surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, and friends (Dion Wilson). Janet “Ginger” will be greatly missed.

Visitation is Friday, January 19, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Riotto Funeral Home (For GPS, please use our parking lot address: 14 Stagg Street, Jersey City, NJ 07306). Funeral Services are Saturday, January 20, 2024, 9:00 AM at the funeral home, followed by a 10:00 AM funeral mass at St. Anne's Church, Jersey City. Entombment will follow at Holy Name Mausoleum, Jersey City. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Janet’s name to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.StJude.Org/donate

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January 19, 2024

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company
3205 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Gathering of Family and Friends
January 20, 2024

9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Riotto Funeral Home & Cremation Company
3205 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306

Funeral Mass
January 20, 2024

10:00 AM
St. Anne's Church
3545 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07307

January 20, 2024

11:30 AM
Holy Name Mausoleum
823 West Side Ave
Jersey City, NJ 07306


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