Tuesday, September 8, 2015
(Steck) Valine, 78, of Boynton Beach, Fla., formerly of Newtown,
Danbury, and East Haven, died unexpectedly August 20. She was
the wife of the late Wilbur "Willie" Carl Valine, Jr.
She was born in Danbury, May 14, 1937. One of four children,
she was the daughter of the late Edwin Albert and Marguerite
She attended St Peter Elementary School and graduated from Danbury
High School in 1955. Upon graduation, she attended Virginia Intermont
College in Bristol, Va., and then went on to have an exceptionally
successful 35-year career with Southern New England Telephone
It was there that she became reacquainted with the love of her
life, Willie Valine, after having first met each other at the
Danbury Town Park, where he would lifeguard for the summer. They
married on February 11, 1961, and enjoyed many happy years at
their home in Newtown.
Mrs Valine enjoyed more than 20 years living at Shell Beach in
East Haven, where she was quite active in the condominium association,
before moving permanently to Boynton Beach. Her many interests
included reading, watching movies, traveling, enjoying time in
the sun and, most importantly, spending time with friends and
She will be greatly missed by her many friends at Snug Harbor
and Ocean Ridge and her surviving family, her older brother Francis
"Frank" Steck of Boynton Beach, younger brother Thomas
Steck, and wife Barbara, of Yarmouth Port, Mass.; and many other
In addition to her husband and parents, her oldest brother, Edwin
Steck, and a nephew predeceased Mrs Valine.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in Boynton Beach.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society
www.cancer.org/donate, in Mrs Valine's name, are requested.