Michele Valentino age 73 of Gallatin, TN passed away on Monday, June 1st 2020.
Funeral Services for Michele will be held on Friday June 5th at 2:00PM at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church with interment to follow at Hendersonville Memory Gardens. The family will receive visitors on Thursday June 4th from 6:00PM until 8:00PM. Visitation will continue on Friday June 5th at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church from 1:00PM until service time at 2:00PM
Michele was a psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist in private practice and worked at a crisis center for alcohol and chemical dependence as well as general inpatient psychiatry. For the last 10 years she was a regional manager for the VA Greater Cleveland Area. She also was manager & clinician of Psychiatric Services at the Canton Outpatient Clinic. She was very active in professional nursing organizations serving as a board member & president of several nursing organizations. While at the VA she mentored many nurses for their clinicals for Masters or Doctorate degrees in nursing. Michele gave presentations at the local state and national level on leadership in nursing and work place violence and other topics. Michele was also a dedicated homemaker for 18 years before she reignited her career in Nursing. She was active in many volunteer groups and committed herself fully to her family.
She is preceded in death by her parents Walter & Eleanor Malley. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years Mr. Harry Valentino. Daughter Roslyn Valentino & (Doug Ellerbusch), daughter Roxanne Valentino & (Daniel Burval), son Nicholas & (Jennifer) Valentino, daughter Rachel Valentino. Grandchildren: Marcella, Dominik and Viviana Ellerbusch. Sierra, Ava and Nico Valentino. Lucia and Joseph Chatterelli. Kaelyn, Xavier and Carissa Burval. Sister Marlene & (Marvin) Branson, sister Marian & (Shreve) Jones, brother Mark & (Luellen) Malley.
Michele was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Michele's honor to St. Jude's Children's hospital as well as Catholic Charities or other Catholic Charities of your choosing. Donations for St. Jude's can be made at https://www.stjude.org/ Donations for Catholic Charities can be made at https://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/ways-to-give/