Valerie McCarrel

Passed: June 26, 2020


Valerie (Switz) McCarrel age 78 of Goodyear Arizona, beloved wife of the late Mac McCarrel, died Friday (June 26th, 2020).  She was born in Hartford, CT, the daughter of the late Joseph Switz and Rose Vallera Switz.  Resided in Connecticut 74 years and Arizona 4 years.  Valerie graduated from Conard High in 1959.  She worked at CT General after high school.  She then moved to Washington DC where she met her future husband who was stationed at Quantico Marine Base.  They married in CT but moved to VA and moved to CT 1 year later.  Valerie worked for the City of Hartford as a Supervisor in the Personnel Department and later retired.  She then worked for the Cathedral of St. Joseph for 10 years and then worked for St. Peters Church in New Britain.  She was deeply devoted to her faith and taught all grade levels as a Minister of Adults for CCD.  She was commissioned as a Eucharistic Minister at St. Luke in Hartford, CT and became Director of Religious ED.

Valerie is survived by her daughter Tracy Chmielecki and husband Andy, her sisters Elaine Stevens and husband Jay and Joselyn Switz, nephew Robert Stavinsky, Jr. and many cousins.  The family would like to thank Good Hands Adult Home Care Group for providing her with excellent and loving care.  A private burial will be at the State Veterans Cemetery in Middletown, CT. on 7/16 at 12:00.  Contact family for more info if you would like to attend.

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8 responses to Valerie McCarrel

  1. There are not any good words to express how much I will miss Valerie. We had wonderful conversations. Very welcoming and loving, she made my husband and I feel so special when we visited her at the Adult Home Care. Devoutly religious, Valerie now rests with our Lord.


  3. Valerie, It was a pleasure meeting you in 2016 and helping you relocate to Arizona. You were a nice person and fun to be around. May you rest in peace and know you were loved by all who knew you.

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