Dolores Tinney Valeriano of Oak Bluffs died on Sept. 4 at her home. She was 92.

She was the wife of the late Daniel J. Valeriano and was known as Dee or Deezee.

She was born in Derby, Conn., to the late Raymond Jr. and Margueriette Battle Tinney on June 14, 1929. She was raised in Ansonia, Conn., and attended Ansonia High School. She also lived in New Haven. She worked for U.S. Rubber Company, known as Uniroyal, in Naugatuck until she retired.

She belonged to the the Paugusett Tribal Nation from Connecticut. She was a longstanding member and board member of the Oak Bluffs senior center. She was also a proud Methodist.

Dee loved spending time with family and friends, traveling, quilting, crocheting hats, playing card games, specifically, hand and foot, and watching the morning sunrise at Inkwell Beach.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Howard Tinney Sr., her sister Vivian M. Tinney, and her nephews André J. Tinney and Mark A. Tinney.

She is survived by her brother in laws, Walter Valeriano and his wife Joan, and Edmund Valeriano, her sister in law, Carlota Williams, and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at a later date in Connecticut.

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