March 17, 1959 – September 11, 2016
Resided in Staten Island, NY
Karyn M. Valentino
Retired nurse, dear wife, mother, grandmother, sister, lifelong Staten Islander
Staten Islander Karyn M. Valentino, an RN who retired early from VNA Staten Island, died on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in RUMC, West Brighton.
Born Karyn M. Otten in Sunset Hill, she married in June 1984 and remained in her childhood home.
Karyn loved spending time with her family and enjoyed cooking huge meals so everyone could be together, which brought her so much joy. She enjoyed lying in the sun and going to Cape May. She loved to play with her grandson and make him smile.
Karyn was an extremely sweet and caring person, always bringing a smile to everyone’s face. Her daughter-in-law Lyndsay said, ” I was truly blessed to be able to call Karyn my mother-in- law.”
Her son Paul said, “I loved hearing stories from people who knew her. Everybody loved her, and said she was the nicest person. She was so proud of her sons, and that’s going to keep me going in life. I’m going to continue making her proud. “
Karyn is survived by her husband, Joseph J. Valentino Jr.; two sons, Joseph and Paul Valentino; a grandson, Joel Cameron, and her two sisters, Janeth Gottfried and Daryl Zito.
The wake will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at Cherubini McInerney Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm