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Valerie L. Phelps

July 21, 2022

Valerie L. PhelpsValerie L. Phelps, 63, of Watertown passed away Thursday morning, July 21, 2022, at Samaritan Medical Center.

Valerie was born February 12, 1959 in Watertown. She was a graduate of Immaculate Heart Central School and had attended Jefferson Community College. She worked in various departments at Samaritan Medical Center and retired after 39 years of service to the hospital. She enjoyed gardening, interior decorating, horseback riding, and travel.

She is survived by her mother Helen Storino, Watertown; daughter Stacy L. Gravelle, Spotsylvania, VA; aunt Midge Durante, FL; and several cousins.

As per her wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown and online condolences to her family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in Valerie's name may be made to any German Shepherd rescue organization or to SPCA of Jefferson County, PO Box 531, Watertown, NY 13601.


#12 Pamela Rima Brown 2022-07-26 12:29
Dear Cousins Helen and Stacy, so sorry to hear about Valerie. Sending love, prayers, and care...
The Rima, Tubolino, Storino Families
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#11 Dana Howard Anderson 2022-07-25 14:54
Helen and family, sorry to see of Val's passing. RIP
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#10 John Horr 2022-07-24 16:09
So sorry to hear of Val's passing. Lots of laughs working the evening shift with Val at SMC Radiology. She always spoke with great admiration of her daughter and mother. Rest in peace Val, my prayers to you and your family.
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#9 Fallon Laroche 2022-07-24 12:52
Val, I’m so glad I was able to talk with you a few weeks ago over the phone when picking out your wig. You will be deeply missed. I’m glad you are no longer suffering.
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#8 Lisa Kalbfell 2022-07-24 12:20
Val, I am so grateful that mom and I got to speak with you several weeks ago before your treatments began. You sounded like you had more energy and your sense of humor had returned, which I always loved....you and mom had that same sense of humor! Will miss talking with you, and mom is very very sad.
Will see you in heaven my cousin.....
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#7 Rose McDermott 2022-07-23 16:07
Condolences to the family. Was saddened to hear of Val's passing. We worked together for many years in the Radiology Dept. and kept in touch on and off over the years. I have such fond memories of times we spent together. Rest in peace Val...
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#6 norm peckham 2022-07-23 12:59
So sorry to lose Val. She was a special lady from a very nice family. Such a short retirement for her but she is now free of all pain. Helen, Stacy, Margaret, and her many friends will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. NGB, hope someday that we will all be together in a better place. Peace for Valerie, her family and friends.
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#5 caroline peterson 2022-07-23 12:13
Rest in peace Val. I will always remember our horse riding days at the barn and a few visits at your home. Your baby Moon sure was a beauty and you rode him well.....
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#4 Janelle Segouin 2022-07-23 07:44
So sorry to read of Val’s passing. I worked with her many years ago at SMC and still spoke to her over the years. She never changed, soft spoken and funny. She had been so happy to finally retire. Thoughts and prayers to her family.
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#3 Mary Jo Rogers 2022-07-22 19:52
Dear Val and Family- So sorry to read about your passing. I worked with Val for many of years at SMC. She was a very sweet and kind person. Rest in peace. Heaven has just gained another wonderful Angel. My thoughts and prayers to you and your Family.
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