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Jacqueline Mae Valente - 77

10/18/1940 - 10/9/2018


Jacqueline Mae Valente, age 77. Mokena resident, formerly of Frankfort. Alumnus of St. Francis Academy. Member of Frankfort Women’s Club and St. Anthony Parish. She earned her CNA later in life and became a home health caregiver and caregiver of the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart at Saint Francis of the Woods in Frankfort. Devoted wife of 48 years to the late John Valente. Loving mother of Mary Beth (Jerrold) Sikula, Amy (Steven) Smith, Meg Jacqueline (James) Hilburn, Jonathan and Christopher Valente. Proud “Grandy” of Dane, Joshua and Jordan Hellriegel, Sage Rogers, Emma Smith, Wren Valente and Maisy Pearl Hilburn. Great-grandmother of Winslet and Maxwell Hellriegel, Roysen Ray, Maren Beth, and Marlow Jacqueline Rogers. Daughter of the late Mae nee Moro and Jack Panozzo. Beloved sister of Jon G. Panozzo. Sister-in-law of Bertilla Lee, Mary (late Nello) Gregori and the late Dominic, Matthew and Mario Valente. Dear cousin of Kathy Pericak and Ron Panozzo. She was known for her master gardening, antiquing, calligraphy, letters and cards, and quintessential style and grace. “Happy trails to you, until we meet again. Happy trails to you, keep smiling until then. Who cares about the clouds if we’re together? Just sing a song and bring the sunny weather. Happy trails to you, ‘till we meet again.” A memorial visitation at Panozzo Bros. Funeral, 530 W. 14th St. (U.S. Rt. 30, 3 blks E. of Western Ave.), Chicago Heights on Friday November 2nd from 6:00 PM until time of memorial service at 8:00 PM. Private inurnment. 708-481-9230 or

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