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Valerie Elaine Thompson

June 16, 1959 ~ July 27, 2023 (age 64) 64 Years Old


Valerie Elaine Thompson of Ovid passed away at home surrounded by family on Thursday, July 27, 2023 at the age of 64.

Valerie was born in Ithaca on June 16, 1959, a daughter of the late Kenneth and Mary Jane (Holford) Thompson. She worked at a variety of places including Lake Side Nursing Home, where she made lifelong friends, Happy Landing in Interlaken as a waitress and donut maker, and most recently as an aide at South Seneca School District. Valerie’s hobbies included crocheting, scrapbooking, and song writing. Most of all, she will be remembered as a dedicated mother and family member.

Valerie is survived by her four children, Rose Renee Riley, Christina Riley, Anthony Jay (Amanda) Riley, and Cole (Anna) Leonard Thomas Porter; eleven grandchildren, Leif (Lexann), Aiden, Brandon (Jen), Kaitlyn, Casey, Deprise, Bailey (Steven), Bethany, Juliene (Jamie), Connor, and Liberty; six great grandchildren, Autumn, Dean, Ava, Cali Jo, Christopher, and Lorelei; siblings, Deb Thompson, Kenneth (Christina) Thompson, Dave (Linda) Thompson, Cindy McDowell, and Jon (Susan) Thompson; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents, Valerie was preceded in death by her brothers, Jim and Brian Thompson.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 5:00 to 8:00pm on Sunday, August 6 at the Interlaken Sportsman’s Club, 8561 Tunison Road, Interlaken. A Graveside Service will be held at 6:00pm on Monday, August 7 at Grove Cemetery.

The family asks those that would like to make a contribution in Valerie’s memory to kindly consider the American Cancer Society.

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Celebration of Life
August 6, 2023

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Interlaken Sportsman's Club (Tunison Road, Interlaken)
Tunison Road
Interlaken, NY 14847

Graveside Service
August 7, 2023

6:00 PM
Grove Cemetery
8825 Falls Road
Trumansburg, NY 14886


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