May 26, 1943 – October 24, 2022
Waters of Babylon Chapel
Date: October 28, 2022 Time: 12:00 PM
Mount Ararat Cemetery: 1165 Route 109 (NY-109), Lindenhurst, NY 11757
Shiva is being observed privately
Donations could be made to the Bronx Zoo in memory of Francine:
Francine Valle died on October 24, 2022 at the age of 79. She died from pancreatic cancer.
Francine lived in Amityville, New York. She is survived by her son Chris Valle, her daughter Tracey Hoffman, son-in-law Seth Hoffman and her three grandchildren; Dane Hoffman, Ben Hoffman and Josie Hoffman. She is also survived by her sister Robin Howard and her brother-in-law Glen Ramsteck.
Francine was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1943. She was the eldest child of David and Beverly Howard. Francine was a divorced, single mom. In the 1970’s, She took a job driving a school bus for the Long Beach City School District in New York order to provide for her children, Chris and Tracey. She served the community of Long Beach driving a school bus for over 35 years. To those who knew her, Francine was a beautiful person inside and out, and she was blessed with a very youthful appearance that she maintained her entire life.
Two years after she retired in 2013, she moved to Amityville where she spent the past few years enjoying her retirement by spending time with her good friends and family. Francine, or Ama as her grandkids knew her, also loved traveling and seeing Broadway shows. Ama was cherished by her three grandchildren and spent as much time as she could with them attending their school functions and concerts and even traveling to Disneyworld with them.
Francine adored animals and learning about them and sharing what she learned with others. If you feel so moved to make a donation in her memory, Francine would be happy if you’d help the animals at the Bronx Zoo.
Until she was diagnosed with cancer on September 1st, 2022, Francine truly had a wonderful life. Without a doubt, her legacy of boundless love and kindness for others will live on through everyone who was blessed to call her a friend, a sister, a Mom or Ama.