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Robert F. Valente

January 12, 1937 - August 05, 2021


Robert F. Valente

January 12, 1937 - August 05, 2021


Obituary For Robert F. Valente

Valente, Robert Francis of Arlington passed August 5th. Beloved husband of Carol A. (Melnichuk) Valente. Devoted Father of Debra Valente of New Hampshire, Cheryl Fuller and husband Leo of Redlands California, Salvatore Valente and wife Helen of Wakefield, Paula Kindle and husband Brandon or Arlington. Loving "Papa" of Kimberly, Bianca, Kristine, Angela, Taylor, Corrina, Gina, Alexandria, Sydney, and Robert. Great Papa to Brock, Elizabeth, Giuliana, and Gabriella. And Uncle to many nieces and nephews.

Originally from Cambridge predeceased by parents, Alessandro and Inez Valente, and brothers Salvatore, Fiorello, Richard, Donald, James, and Joseph and sisters, Mary, Leanna, Raffaela, and Alexandria.

Lifetime member of Carpenters Union, Local 327. Relatives and friends are welcome to visit in the DeVito Funeral Home, 1145 Mass Ave., Arlington Monday morning from 9:00 to 11:00 am with a funeral mass to commence at 11:30 am at Saint Agnes Church. Interment to follow in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Arlington. Please visit to send an online condolence.


9 Aug


09:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Devito Funeral Home - Arlington 1145 Mass. Ave. Arlington, MA 02476 Get Directions »
9 Aug

Funeral Mass

11:30 AM

St. Agnes Church 32 Medford St. Arlington, MA 02474 Get Directions »
9 Aug


12:30 PM

Mt. Pleasant Cemetery 70 Medford St. Arlington, MA 02474 Get Directions »
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  • 02/09/2022

    i miss you papa

  • 08/11/2021

    I only knew Robert for a relatively short time in his later years. In business and in life he shone out to me as a timeless gentleman. Honest and decent in business, incredibly warm and generous on the personal side. Wise and whimsical. All the elements of the perfect human being. My interactions with him add up to a relatively short spell of actual time. However, his impact was a constant thing. I will forever remember him among a handful of people, who stopped me in my tracks and made me aware, that even if only for a brief time, I had encountered the best of souls. He will forever remind me that there is still goodness in the world and a standard for decency and kindness to be emulated. James Sheils

  • 08/07/2021

    My uncle Bobby - a one of a kind true gentleman, with the warmest smile, spectacular sense of style & hugest 18K golden heart who naturally had way of lifting all his families spirits with his calm ever so very Italniano charisma, Illuminating laughter & sincere honest care N love for his kids, everyone, especially his incredible priceless princess bride Carol "auntie"!! I've always had the upmost respect & administration for this gone but never to be forgotten super hero human valiant Robert Valente!! Whom I hold near & dear to my heart forever! I am so honored & grateful for you always sharing your Bella Valente Vita with me:). Until we meet again, salute, eternal hugs & love. Beyond proud to be your niece, Maria

  • 08/07/2021

    To meet him is simply to love him and his amazing family. All you need is a one time visit and the joy of love is quickly felt....may not have had a life time duration but i certainly have a perpetual trace of warmth from the core of his strength, family❤️I feel so very blessed to have had a moment ❤️thank you! Lina Dickey

  • 08/07/2021

    Dear Carol & Family, So sorry to read about Bob, I'll always remember our good times on Egerton Road,My Prayers are with you! Eleanor DiCecca

  • 08/07/2021

    Rest well Bobby you will be missed in the family There were good times GOD BLESS

  • 08/06/2021

    My best clam digging buddy and holiday champion brother in law history forever love u and all you provided for all..

  • 08/06/2021

    Such a wonderful man who was loved and respected by all, you will be missed, God bless your family during this difficult time and may the coming weeks bring them peace Tracy

  • 08/06/2021

    A true gentleman, The best father in law a guy could have. The kind of man you want your son to grow up to be like and your daughters to fall in love with

  • 08/06/2021

    This wonderful man will be remembered forever and missed deeply by all that loved him.

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