Mitch Valerien

  • Born: February 1, 1966
  • Died: March 15, 2018
  • Location: Grafton, New York

Tribute & Message From The Family

It is with great sadness that the family of Mitch Valerien, 52, announces her passing following a brief illness, on Thursday, March 15, 2018, in Troy, New York.

A native of Rhode Island, and longtime employee of MetLife Insurance, she is predeceased by her father, Paul R. Valerien and survived by her mother and stepfather, Diane and Russell Harris of Lakeland, Florida; and her sister and brother-in-law, Laurie and Steven Whitman, of Coventry, RI, as well as two nieces and a nephew.

Throughout her life, she had a passion for animals, volunteering to care for those left homeless after Hurricane Katrina and co-founding The Animal Support Project, which continues to help countless families and their pets in New York. Over the years, she fostered and adopted countless numbers of dogs, including the eight she leaves behind.

Her other great love was football--especially the Patriots! One of the greatest moments in her life was the opportunity to stand on the field at Gillette Stadium and try on some authentic Super Bowl rings. Even after moving to New York, Mitch continued to display her die-hard loyalty for the Patriots with her highly visible PatsFan2 license plate.

A memorial service in Mitch's honor is currently being planned.