In Memoriam : Vytas Valiusaitis

Vytas Matthew Valiusaitis - age: 48
(January 31, 1965 to May 15, 2013 )
Resident of Bridgeport, Connecticut

Visitation Information:
Sunday May 19, at Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk the family will have a memorial service at 2PM and receive friends from 2-4 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 20, 10:00AM at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Ave., Norwalk

Obituary:
Vytas Matthew Valiusaitis, age 48, of Bridgeport, died suddenly at his home on Tuesday, May 14. Born in Stamford on January 31, 1965, he was the son of Suzette Watson Gruner of Plainville, CT and Vidmantas Valiusaitis of Sun City Center, FL. Vytas matriculated through the Newtown school system and was currently enrolled at Housatonic Community College where he was studying to begin a new career in Behavioral Science, working in addiction recovery. Vytas proudly served the country he loved in the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division from 1985 to 1988 where his earlier career of truck driving began. Vytas was an accomplished musician and playing and writing music was a passion. Some knew him as "Old V", the fisherman. Some knew him as a good golfer. Most knew his giving spirit came from an enduring love for his God. We all knew his deep love and pride was for his son Benjamin.

In addition to his parents, Vytas is survived by his son, Benjamin Walker Valiusaitis of Easley, SC, sister Audra Valliere and her husband Eric of Rocky Hill, and sister Alina McAleese and her husband Eddie of Norwalk, his maternal grandmother Virginia Russo of Cape Coral, FL, and nieces Jenna, Jacqueline, Ciara, and nephews Michael and Timothy.

Sunday May 19, at Magner Funeral Home, 12 Mott Ave., Norwalk the family will have a memorial service at 2PM and receive friends from 2-4 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, May 20, 10:00AM at St. Matthew Church, 216 Scribner Ave., Norwalk, In lieu of flowers donations in Vytas' memory may be made to Recovery Network of Programs, 2 Trap Falls Rd, Shelton, CT., 06484 or to the Wounded Warrior Program.








Tim Williams - May 18, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
I have nothing but good memories about growing up with Vytas - we had a lot of fun, and got into a lot of trouble, but there was always music and laughter and dreams with us both. I had lost touch more than I would've liked, and will miss him. But I still have those memories which will not leave me any time soon. Join that Great Band in Heaven, my friend, and thanks for being a kid with me. My condolences to the entire family - I'm sorry I'm too far away to make his memorial, I'm sure there will be a great, great jam I would've liked to have been a part of.



Michael Scott - May 19, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Aunt Suzette, We are deeply sadened by your loss and wish we could be there with you at this time. Please know that you, your family, and Vytas are in our thoughts and prayers. In conjunction with Mom and Bill, we made a donation to the Wounded Warrior Program in Vytas' memory. With love and condolences, Michael Scott and family



Lee Roberts - May 20, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
Alina, I am very saddened to learn of the loss of your brother Vytas. While he will always be sorely missed, please know that he is now in a wonderful, beautiful place.



Tracy Costa - May 21, 2013Contact this person Contact this person
My condolences on your loss. The Vytas I remember from school was always a fun and happy person. Blessings to the entire family, and I wish peace upon you all during this difficult time.