Obituary for Adela Valle Back in 1961, Adela Valle, a little lady from Orcotuna, Peru was at a cross roads in her life. In 1961 she was with child and the America family with whom she worked for as a Nanny was set to return to the United States. As fate would have it they offered her the opportunity to join them. Despite what this the new country afforded, it was definitely the tougher road to go. Adela spoke no english, her whole support system and everyone she knew and loved would be left behind. Blessed with an incredible sense of self, bravery and a work ethic that was second to none, Adela headed out on that more difficult road. Adela was born December 17th of 1929, the daughter of Maximo and Asunciona Valle. Life was not always easy. The family pulled together as farmers working the land and selling baked goods to the surrounding community. Ms. Adela credited her father as being the kindest, smartest, most hard working person she had ever met. She carried his strength and commitment to family with her to her final breath. He passed tragically from pneumonia when Adela was 16 years old. Ms. Adela was never an imposing figure. While barely four foot eleven she quickly became a force to be reckoned with. She had 5 brothers Floreció, Moises, Eugenio, Efrain and Juan and was the middle child of three sisters, Enma and Dora. As she grew, she learned how to work the land and help things grow and how to care animals. As her older brothers left the countryside for employment opportunities in the capital city of Lima, she soon followed. It was then that she became a nanny.1961, Ms. Adela landed in Miami where she continued on as a nanny. In 1962, Ms. Adela’s life changed forever. She gave birth to a son, Luis Miguel. To say that her child, was the light of her life would be an understatement. In 1963 the pair had the opportunity to travel to New York and Connecticut where Ms. Adela fell in love with West Hartford. In particular she was enamored with the green lush beauty and winsome gardens of Elizabeth Park. It was then and there that decided that West Hartford would be her home. Adequate daycare was not available to her and she would soon have to make the toughest decision and travel down the most difficult road of her life. In 1964, feeling that she needed to work more to ultimately provide best for her small family, Ms. Adela deemed it necessary to send her young son to Peru. Back home with her family, she felt he would receive proper attention as she diligently labored to build a better future for them both. During their time apart, she worked and scrimped and saved to create that better life for her family. And when I say family, I mean her whole family. With the kindness instilled in her by her father and a feeling of being blessed by the opportunities that America brought to her she also continually sent home whatever money she could to help her mother and family pay bills and get a better house. In 1967, her nearly three year separation came to an end and she traveled back to Peru to bring her son to Connecticut in time to start school. Ms. Adela continued to work tirelessly, doing machinists work for the Stanadyne Corporation among various other jobs. For her, a sixty hour work week was more the norm. Ms Adela later brought a daughter into the world as Patricia was born. As years rolled by, the family faced challenges and separations caused by work and other matters. Still, any difficult times simply served to make them stronger. Adela always said that God had blessed her and as such, she knew the importance of passing on her blessings. One by one, Ms. Adela brought any siblings that wanted to move to this country from Peru. She knew the opportunities in America were far greater than back in her homeland. In all, she helped 3 of her brothers and sisters come to America. All have gone on to raise beautiful families whose children have gone on to distinguish themselves in the fields of education, business, engineering and the U.S. military (among other careers). Of particular pride to Ms. Adela, was seeing how her beloved children Luis and Patricia grew into such outstanding adults. Luis, a licensed massage therapist and esthetician has worked at some of the most prestigious resorts and salons around the world. Currently, he is one of the most esteemed representatives for Sothys, one of the worlds premier skin care lines. Luis also took from his mother her love of all that grows. Ms. Adela’s home on Kingswood Road quickly became one of those houses that people slow down upon as they drive or walk by simply because of the beautiful flowers and lush vegetation. On any given weekend, Adela and her son could be seen digging, weeding and planting for hours on end. Patricia meanwhile, took more after the baking side of the family and is an accomplished desert maker. Inspired by her mother’s tenacity, Patricia pushed herself professionally working full time while continuing her education studying Social Work. Along the way she earned her undergraduate degree, a Masters in Social Work and finally Licensed Clinical Social Work certification. This made Adela most proud. Patricia continues to lead with same straightforward honesty and integrity modeled by mother growing up and continues her mother’s favorite method of exercising. During the mid 1980’s, Adela took up walking. In fact, she became West Hartford’s walking lady. You know the walking lady, every town has one. They are that one person who you begin to notice day after day walking no matter how hot, cold or stormy it might be. For almost thirty years Ms. Adela walked the streets and neighborhoods of her beloved West Hartford. In 2001, Adela finally found her soulmate. He came in the form of a little twelve pound rescued terrier mix she would come to call Chuspi (Quechua for fly). Though small in stature he was confident and tough as nails. Their connection was instant. From then on, they traveled the roads together. Rain or shine, for two hours a day there they were. Even in the deepest snows they rarely missed a day. Miss Adela made sure that Chuspi was the warmest and most stylishly dressed dog in town. In September of 2010, Adela experienced love at first set twice once more. It was then she met Maximo & Hunter, her first and only grandchildren born to Patricia and her husband Kelly. Again, the connection was instant and it brought Ms. Adela some of the happiest times of her life. As, her health began to betray her, she would say that she wanted to be around long enough to see them go to school. In fact, Ms. Adela was able to see them start school and make it nearly through the second grade. You could not find a more dedicated or proud abuelita anywhere in the world. Ms. Adela’s long journey down the road of life came to an end at 12:30 AM on Wednesday, the thirtieth day of May 2018. She ended her days surrounded by friends and loved ones. It is difficult to find the words to describe the impact Ms. Adela had on those around her. She was never afraid to go down that less traveled more difficult road. It simply made her stronger. She maintained a strong faith throughout her life and believed in hard work and dedication to family. Along the way, she got to travel the world and visited France, Spain and Italy as well as many states in her adopted homeland. Not bad for the little lady from Orcotuna who fifty seven years earlier arrived with little money or possessions but huge dreams of a better life. The reach of Ms. Adela’s influence spans two continents and the impact upon her family (both immediate and extended) is her greatest legacy. She took the opportunities this country had to offer and gave back even more. Those who have been left behind will continue to follow the example she set for us each and every day. As you have taken your place in heaven please do us one more favor, tell Chuspi we all say Hello. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 6, at 10:00 AM at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 872 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford. Burial will private. Donation in her name may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN,38105 or to the ASPCA at secure.aspca.org/donate/ps-memory-sl-p1 To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Adela Valle please visit our Sympathy Store.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Adela Valle May 30 2018. Molloy Funeral Home
Death notice for the town of: -, state: Connecticut