Valerie Olaizola

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Valerie Olaizola was born on September 10th 1939, to the union of John and Rita Ryan in the Bronx, New York. She lived out her childhood in the Bronx with her brothers Robert, Jack, Arthur, and sister Joni. 

Valerie accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized in a Catholic Church in the Bronx. Valerie received her formal education at St. Mary’s School. After completing her school education, she met her children’s father and they had 4 children together (Donna, Anthony, Laura, and Joan.) In Valerie’s later years she worked in administration at Lockheed Martin for 11 years before she retired in 1996. After her youngest daughter Joan passed in 2004, she took the role of being a mother to her granddaughter DeAnna and spent the rest of her years raising her in the Bronx. In her leisure, she loved watching her New York Yankees, either on the television or in the stadium. She also enjoyed reading books, watching crime-drama series, and cooking. 

Valerie was truly blessed. Valerie departed to heaven on Saturday January 14th 2023. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Rita Ryan, her brother Robert Ryan, Her sister Joni Pennini, her son Anthony Olaizola, and daughter Joan Olaizola. She is survived by her daughters Laura Olaizola and Donna Cavalieri, granddaughters DeAnna Olaizola, Raia Montez, and Jamie Cavalieri, grandsons Vincent Garofalo and Dominick Cavalieri, great grandsons Julian Rodriguez, Giancarlo Rodriguez, Kevin Ahern JR., niece Lauren Trialonas and nephew Billy Ryan. 

Flower arrangement will be handled by Wild Orchid in the Bronx . Tel. (718) 823-9500. Thank you.

Viewing will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 4:00 - 9:00 P.M. in Farenga Bros. Funeral Home, 920 Allerton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10469

Private Funeral 



4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Farenga Brothers Inc. Funeral Homes - Bronx Location
920 Allerton Ave
Bronx, New York, United States
(718) 654-0500
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Valerie Olaizola

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Valerie Olaizola

1939 - 2023

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