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6050 Main Street
Mays Landing, NJ 08330
Phone: 609-625-2324
Fax: 609-625-9141
Minerva Valiante

Minerva I Valiante

Friday, December 16th, 1932 - Thursday, May 21st, 2020
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Minerva Ida Valiante (Taylor) passed away on May 21, 2020.

Predeceased by husband Salvatore and son David. She leaves behind 6 sons and daughters-in-law, 14 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and her best friend Dona.

There will be no viewing or funeral at this time; we will have a celebration of life at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please make all donations to St. Vincent de Paul Church, 5021 Harding Hwy., Mays Landing, NJ 08330
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Catherine Buckley

Posted at 01:03am
Min was an exceptional person. She was a great and successful mother to seven boys! That alone makes her exceptional. Min was the embodiment of the true meaning of home.
When David introduced me to his mother, she was always working. She was driving a school bus every morning and afternoon and sometimes even on weekends. She loved her job. I don't know, but I doubt there was ever a student who didn't love her immediately. I know many who grew up came up to her to tell her so though. When she wasn't working, she was cooking. There were always friends and family stopping by, like a revolving door. She made everyone feel welcome. She made everyone feel at home, and she always had delicious food available for them any time of the day or evening! I honestly don't know how she did it all. On holidays, there were wall to wall people: Her sons, their families, and many of her and Sal's friends. For Thanksgiving, she and Aunt Dona would do all the cooking with all the fixings often placed in huge pans over burners etc. None of this was anything I was used to because I didn't have a very large family. It was nothing short of amazing to see only two women feed so many people, entertain all day etc. in one house and it was always beyond delicious!
Min has been telling me for years that I was like a daughter to her. It's possible that she was just saying that to be nice or whatever, at least at first. However, I believe in convincing me, she came to believe it herself or maybe she always really felt that way. It's just such an honor. I consider myself extremely fortunate for that, and for knowing someone so wonderful, whose life has always been so exceptional. There's no one else I've ever known who I would've wanted as a 2nd Mother besides her. I've always felt that connection with her, but most people have. That's one of her many, many gifts. I love her and miss her very much. I know a lot of her friends have passed over also, or they would be writing about how wonderful she was on here too.
Min was beautiful, inside and out, loving, thoughtful, caring, giving, considerate, hard-working, God-loving, down-to-earth, downright cool and a whole lot more. Her sons are a lot like her as well.
Bobby, Stephen, Tommy, Sal, Mickey, Jimmy and to your families, as well as David's adult children, Aunt Dona and all who are grieving so much for Min, you truly have my deepest, sincerest condolences. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

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Susan Valiante

Posted at 09:16am
My Grandma, I still cannot believe you are gone. Not sure how things will be not revolving around you. I love you and miss you. The only comfort is that you are restored in Heaven and with Grandpa, Uncle David and our Tiffany! ❤️❤️😢🙏😇
Always and Forever! Susan

Robert Valiante

Posted at 07:37pm
Miss you mom.will never be the same with out you. Love you forever


Posted at 08:53am
She was a wonderful person. Always there for her kids and grandkids. Were going to miss talking with her. She was a great cook always enjoyed the food she would make for parties and different events. Were going to miss her.
K Posted at 11:42am

Sal, Laura and family So sorry to hear the passing of your mother, we will keep her in our prayers. God Bless, Kevin and Carol McDowell

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