Rural 04

Valyrie Josephine Rizzo

October 15, 1944 ~ February 4, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old

Valyrie Rizzo Obituary

Valyrie Josephine Rizzo, 79, of Myrtle Beach, SC, and formally of Laurence Harbor, NJ, passed away on Thursday, February 4, 2024. She was born October 15, 1944, daughter of Emil Peterson and Francis Melnick.

Valyrie was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey. She grew up with seven siblings. Second from the oldest, Valyrie often cared for her younger sisters and brothers during her younger years. She worked various jobs throughout her lifetime, most notably, as a successful real estate agent. During her retirement, she helped her son and daughter-in-law operate their tanning salon in South Jersey, quickly becoming a customer favorite. Valyrie defined true beauty inside and out. Those who had the privilege of knowing her adored her loving and caring nature. Valyrie’s love for her children and grandchildren could be easily seen through her generosity and time spent taking them on trips and sleepovers.

Valyrie loved listening to country music, spending time with her grandchildren and her love for Bruce Springsteen.

Valyrie is predeceased by her husband Carmen, and her brothers Emil and Thomas Peterson. She is survived by her son, Nicholas Metallo and daughter-in-law Devon Metallo, of SC; her three daughters, Cheryl Ford and son-in-law Mark Ford, Denise Krawczyk and Valyrie Satorski of NJ; her eight grandchildren, Lea Sarmento, Melanie Krawczyk, Albert Masonius, Cassandra Satorski, Adrianna Satorski, Ciara Ford, Rio Metallo and Nicholas Metallo; and three great grandchildren, Mia Chu, Juniper Masonius and Franchesca Sarmento.

A private service will be held on Friday, February 9th, 2024, at Burroughs Funeral Home, 3558 Old Kings Hwy, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 at 11:00 am following a private cremation.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Valyrie’s memory to

Special thanks to all the nurses at Brookdale Conway Assisted Living, Conway, SC, the Grove who cared for our mother during her time of need, and Lower Cape Fear for hospice.

Condolences may be made at

Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services (843.651.1440) of Murrells Inlet is assisting the family with arrangements.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Valyrie Josephine Rizzo?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Valyrie's memory.


Memorial Service
February 9, 2024

11:00 AM
Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services
3558 Old Kings Hwy.
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576


Mental Health Foundation


© 2024 Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility