Ruta C. Valeriano formerly of New Haven passed away Sat., June 5, 2004, in the Willows of Woodbridge after a lengthy illness. She was born July 7, 1929 daughter of the late Felipe and Aninha DaRosa Valeriano and was as life long New Haven resident. She was employed at the Yale Co-Op for over 30 years and was a member of the former Cape Verdean American Club of New Haven. During her life she enjoyed extensive travel throughout the world. She is survived by her daughter Valeriann ''Susie'' Pires Phelmetto, 2 grandchildren, Brandon & Aninha Phelmetto, a great-granddaughter, Jade Phelmetto, a sister, Charlotte Williams, 4 brothers, Silvino, Emanuel, Armondo & Walter Valeriano all of New Haven. Also survived by a host of relatives and friends. She shared a special relationship with sisters-in-law, Joan & Delores Valeriano. She was predeceased by a brother, Daniel J. Valeriano. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Martin DePorres Church, New Haven, Thurs., June 10 at 10 a.m. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Wed. from 5-8 p.m. Burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery.

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  1. Caring thoughts are with you at this difficult time. With Sympathy in the Loss of Your Loved One.

  2. Dear Charlotte & Pete, We are so sorry to hear about Ruda. Earl was recalling their past years at Yale Co-op. He shared some of those memories with me and said what a wonderful person she was. Please accept our prayers to give you and your family comfort and strength at this difficult time. Velma, Earl & Deborah

  3. I was saddened to hear of Ruta\’s passing. I have many fond memories of her at the teller station at the Yale Co-op. She and I became friends from my first day on the job. Her unique spirit will be something I will always remember. Stan

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