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Valene L. Cecere

February 12th, 1933 - June 7th, 2019

06/12/2019 at 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hamilton Christian Center
1940 Millville Avenue
Hamilton OH, 45013
Funeral Service: 
06/12/2019 at 11:00 AM
Hamilton Christian Center
1940 Millville Avenue
Hamilton OH, 45013

Valene L. Cecere, age 86 of Hamilton, passed away at Hospice of Hamilton on Friday, June 7, 2019. Valene was born in Laurel Co, Kentucky on February 12, 1933 to Carl Cornelius and Lela (nee Browning) Banning. On September 23, 1955, she married Anthony Cecere, who preceded her in death in 1993. Valene was a realtor for over 30 years with Cecere Realty. She was a beloved member of Hamilton Christian Center for 34 years, where she founded Saints Alive and was well known for her cooking and coordinating meals for many events over the years. Valene will always be remembered as a devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend.

Valene is survived by her daughter, Teresa (Don) Cline; her grandchildren, Angela (James) Mitchell and Tony (Melissa) Traurig; her great grandchildren, Sorin Sierra, Brooklyn and Jocelyn Mitchell; her brother, Charles (JoAnn) Banning; her step sons, Anthony (Galena), Nik, John (Angie) and David (Merle) Cecere and their families; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her three best friends- her aunt, Imogene Nuckols; her cousin, Janet Dean and her sister in law, Betty Cecere. Valene was preceded in death by her parents; and her step son, Lawrence Cecere.

Funeral service will be held at Hamilton Christian Center, 1940 Millville Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio, on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:00 AM.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Burial Park.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Hamilton Christian Center.  Memorial contributions can be made to Himalayan Stove Project, 1335 Paseo Del Pueblo Sur - #305, Taos, NM 87571 or at

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Amelia and Jens Van Dyck

Our thoughts and prayers are with “Mom Mom’s” family. Love and hugs to everybody who loved her.

David DeFazio

Valene was such a wonderful personwith the joy of the lord and of life always in her lovely smile and laughter.She will be greatly missed here, heavens gain ,our loss

Dennis Roark

Teresa, My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mom. She was a great lady and will be missed.

Donna Cecere

Sorry, about your Mother it's been awhile since I've seen her. But she was a great lady.

Jeffrey H Davis

Valene was a wonderful lady to be around. She was always vibrant, smiling, and thoughtful. I had the pleasure of working with her at Cecere Realty in the late '70's. She will be missed by her family and relatives. Bless her.

Karen Moss

Jeff and I absolutely loved this lady! She was a fireball! She was sunshine! She was a BEAUTIFUL soul! She will be greatly missed. -- Jeff & Karen Moss

linda sears

linda sears,sara sears,alysia collins are sorry for your loss, she was full of life and loved, she will be greatly missed but now she is spreading her joy with our lord

Nancy Hoke

Valene, you were the sweetest on earth and have met your reward! You're in Gods hands now! You will be forever missed! Rest in peace with the Angels!

Paula Williams (Woods)

She was one sweet lady she was my cousin but she felt like my aunt will miss her smiling face

Ronn & Paula Jones

We LOVED Valene! To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord! We are SO thankful that Valene is in our future!