Gimmie Sue Valacer
Gimmie Sue Valacer age 64, of Middleton, MA passed away peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2017 at The Kaplan Family Hospice House.
Gimmie Sue grew up in the metropolitan Detroit Area. She graduated in 1970 from Lake Shore High School. She moved around the country, making people laugh, and creating lifelong friendships wherever she went. After marrying in 1984, she settled in Middleton MA where she would take on the roles of a stay at home mother, life long volunteer, fundraiser, and real estate agent.
Gimmie Sue was passionate about many things, the most important of these being her faith and family. She possessed an ability to make others feel understood and important; never missing an opportunity to help those in need. As a wife, mother, volunteer, and real estate agent she touched many lives.
Gimmie championed a wide variety of projects in the schools and community. For some time she was best known as the penny lady spearheading the annual penny challenge at both elementary schools, raising over $25,000 for Middleton PTO enrichment projects. She spent much of her time as head of the School Committee Board improving the Middleton school system and curriculum. Year after year she was the loudest witch at the pumpkin festival, helped at the winter festival and chief wills day, volunteered with the cub scouts, taught CCD, and donated her time at Haven for Hunger. Gimmie’s passion for improving children’s lives drew her to chairing the Friends of the Flint Neighbors-In-Need Program. The program helps Middleton families and children in need, so that over 100 children each year receive just what they want for Christmas. Gimmie truly cared for each of these children, the residents of Middleton, and so many others.
She leaves behind her husband, Don Valacer, son Alex Valacer, daughter Jessica and husband Daniel Bolt, her sister Margaret and husband John Pietrzak, her brother Frank and wife Carmen Murphy, as well as nieces, nephews, and numerous friends who were like family.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held April 12th at Union Church in North Reading, MA at 10 am. The In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Friends of The Flint Santa Fund, Flint Public Library PO Box 98, Middleton, Mass (AKA: Neighbors in Need).
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