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Obituary for Valerie M. Velarde (Olszanski)

VELARDE - Valerie (Olszanski) Of Buffalo, NY, August 21, 2021, at age 69. Loving mother of Michael (Jamie), Ryan (Deborah) and Roman (Jennifer) Velarde; devoted grandmother of Serena, Owen, Olivia, Alex and Madison; dear sister of Peter (Gerry), Renee (Ozzie) Osiadlo, Karen Poveromo and Kim (Basil) Huges; also survived by nieces and nephews. Visitation at the Kolano Funeral Home, 396 Amherst St. (near Grant) Wednesday 4-8PM. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at Assumption Church, 435 Amherst St., Thursday at 9:30AM. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Valerie was retired from the Buffalo Public School System. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. Please share online condolences @