Valerie Ann Castellano
December 9, 1940 - December 23, 2022

Valerie Ann Castellano, 82 of Land O’Lakes, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, December 23, 2022 to join her Lord. Val was born in Queens, New York and lived in the Tampa area most of her life. She worked as a Teacher’s Assistant in the Hillsborough County Public School System. She was a believer in and supporter of pro-life as well as many other charities and causes.

Valerie was a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church and was a woman of quiet strength with a gentle soul. She enjoyed cross stitching, quilting, reading, sewing, sitting in the sun reading a good book, making things for others and spending as much time with her beloved family as she could.

Valerie is survived by her loving and devoted husband of almost 63 years, Vitale Michael “Vic” Castellano; sons and daughters-in-law, Philip Christopher and Kathryn Ann Castellano and Vitale Michael, Jr., and Joan Castellano; daughters and son-in-law, Dana Catherine Castellano and Stephanie Marie and Mark Norris and, her sister, Pamela Elliott. Also surviving are her beloved grandchildren, Stephanie, Vitale “Nick”, Gina, Anthony, Vitale “Kyle”, Kevin, Daniella and Ben.

Val’s family would like to thank Marliere Hospice Care Center and their staff for the gentle and loving care they gave to their beloved Valerie.

The family will receive friends on Monday, December 26 at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church from 9:45-10:15 am. Following the visitation, a Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, HPH Hospice, Marliere Care Center, or the charity of your choice.

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