Valerie J. Smith, 58, of Milford, CT was ushered into the presence of her Lord, May 4, 2017. She said goodnight to her loving family who were visiting at Lauderdale by The Sea, Florida, a place she loved, and woke up in Heaven to be greeted by those who went before her. Valerie was born in Jacksonville, FL on December 5, 1958. She moved to Bethany, CT in 1967, attended the Amity Regional schools, graduating from Amity High School in 1976. She attended Gordon College in MA and went on to earn a Bachelors degree in Sociology at the University of New Haven. She was a beautiful, generous and loving person to her husband, daughter, grandsons, mother and father, and to everyone she knew. She was so excited to have two beautiful grandsons who were born August 19, 2016. There are no words to express the love she had for her grandbabies and loved being a part of their lives. Survivors include her husband, Allen Smith of Milford, CT, her daughter, Michele Meoli (Brian) of East Haven, CT, her 9 month old twin grandsons, Franco and Maxwell: her parents, Calvin and Carolyn Walker of Oxford, CT; her brothers, Alan Walker (Kirsten) of Hamden, CT and Brian Walker (Janet) of Bethany, CT; 6 nieces and nephews and 4 great nieces and 1 great nephew. Friends may call at Smith Funeral Home, 135 N. Broad Street, Milford, CT on Friday May 12th from 4pm to 7pm. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, May 13 at Trinity Church, 33 Center Road, Woodbridge, CT at 11:00 AM, followed by a time of fellowship. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice or to the Trinity Church Memorial Fund.