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Valerie G. (Paiva) Hudson

Valerie Hudson
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Of Revere.  Died on Tuesday, December 27th at the Massachusetts General Hospital, after sustaining a fall at home, she was 76 years old.  She is the beloved wife of Leslie W. “Bill” Hudson of 54 years, the loving mother of Kimberly A. Recupero & husband Michael, & Leslie W. “Billy” Hudson Jr. all of Revere, the cherished Nana of Joshua Recupero of Revere & Jeremy Recupero of Everett. Valerie is also lovingly survived by her brothers & sisters in law & many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, & and grandnephews.

   Valerie was born in Cambridge & lived in Revere all her life. She was educated in Revere Public Schools and was an alumna of Revere High School Class of 1964. Following high school, she followed her passion and became a hairdresser. She worked as a hairdresser in Boston for Salon Mirabella. She married the love of her life, Leslie W. “Bill” Hudson, in 1968. They remained in Revere where they raised their two children together and made their home. Valerie provided a loving & nurturing home for her family, and she loved cooking & baking for them all of the time. She was an incredible cook and enjoyed feeding family & friends. She was fastidious about her home and while working full time, always kept it perfect. She was artistic in many ways and loved gardening and being surrounded by beautiful flowers.  She was also known for shopping for “things”. She will forever be remembered for cherishing her family, they meant the world to her.

   Family & friends were respectfully invited to attend Visiting Hours on Tuesday, January 3rd in the Vertuccio & Smith, Home for Funerals, Revere.  Her funeral was conducted from the funeral home on Wednesday. Interment followed in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park, Peabody.

   In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or by visiting www.stjude.org.

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