Bridgeport homicide victim remembered as 'life of the party'

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A file photo from a candlelight vigil in Bridgeport, Conn.

A file photo from a candlelight vigil in Bridgeport, Conn.

Christian Abraham / Hearst Connecticut Media

BRIDGEPORT — Friends and family are expected to gather Tuesday and Wednesday for funeral services for the city’s first homicide victim of the year, remembered in his obituary as creative and the “life of the party.”

Angel Luis Valle III was born in Bridgeport on Feb. 2, 1984, to Angel L. Valle Jr. and Elssa Torres. He died Jan. 20 at the age of 36.

Valle was fatally stabbed in his Pennsylvania Avenue home after a fight. Bridgeport detectives charged his brother, 25-year-old Julian Daivon Valle, with murder that same day. He was held in lieu of bond and the case was continued to Feb. 9.

Valle, who went by the nickname “Wont,” was a licensed truck driver who “loved to hit the road,” his obituary said. He expressed himself through his artwork.

“Angel was a fashionista that loved his creative wardrobe and had an artistic eye for life,” the obituary said.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Community Funeral Chapels on Park Avenue. Burial will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

“Angel, keep dancing,” his obituary said.

Online condolences can be left on the funeral home’s website.