Sabrina Marie Valente

Sabrina Marie Valente, 36, of Rochester, N.H., died unexpectedly, September 19, in Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, N.H. She was born in Danbury, March 21, 1977, a daughter of Barbara (Lednar) and Thomas Valente of Sandy Hook.

Ms Valente was a graduate of Newtown High School, Class of 1995, and Western Connecticut State University in 2001 with a BA degree in fine arts. She was a preschool teacher working with children with special needs and autism.

She was a talented artist and enjoyed cooking and reading. She had a small home business where she made Cake Pops

In addition to her parents, survivors include a brother, Evan G. Valente of Sandy Hook; a sister, Cherish L. Dachenhausen, and her husband Jerry, and their son, Logan, of Oxford; her paternal grandmother, Helen M. Valente of Buchanan, N.Y.; and several other relatives.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St Rose of Lima Church, Newtown, Thursday, September 26, at 11 am. Interment will follow in St Rose Cemetery, Sandy Hook. Friends may call at the Honan Funeral Home, 58 Main Street, Newtown, Wednesday, September 25, from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Kevin’s Community Center, PO Box 37, Newtown CT 06470, will be appreciated.

To leave online condolences visit www.honanfh.com.

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