Patrese Bielinski (Patricia Valitsky), 56, of Berlin passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 23, 2017. Patrese was born and lived in New Britain and while there, worked as an advocate for individuals with disabilities, and strived to enrich and liberate them as human beings.
She was a compassionate woman who worked tirelessly for those less fortunate. She enjoyed times with her family spent: dancing at the Shell, visiting Martha Hart Pond, sledding at Walnut Hill, and especially her “dumpster diving” adventures. In 2005, the family moved to Berlin, where she fulfilled her dream of living on a country farm. Patrese and her husband, Steven, started the “7 From Heaven Farm” where her family raised chickens and goats and enjoyed fresh eggs and goat milk soap.
She will be remembered in our hearts for her strength, determination, compassion, faith in humanity, love of God and her family. She is now reunited with her father, Joseph Valitsky Sr. and is survived by her devoted husband of 28 years, Steven Bielinski III; her four children, Monique Jones Pelletier and her husband, Eric; Steven IV, Adam, and Noah Bielinski; her three siblings, Joseph Valitsky Jr. and his wife, Lorna, Dawn Beaumier and her husband, Rob, Victoria Harris and her husband, Richard; and her two grandchildren, Faith and Jordon Jones, as well as numerous nieces and nephews that loved and adored her. Patrese will always be in our hearts and she will always be missed.
Her life will be celebrated Monday, Oct. 30 at Erickson – Hansen Funeral Home, 411 S. Main St., New Britain. Calling hours are 6 to 7 p.m., followed by a memorial service beginning at 7 p.m.