Mary A Balsamo

January 28, 1911 - February 3, 2010

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BALSAMO, Mary A. (nee Coppola), Loving wife of the late Gino Balsamo, beloved mother of Leo Balsamo and Fausta (the late Ero) Selander, great grandmother of Jesse Freeman Balsamo, sister of the late Rae Vigorito, Mary Montano, Luisa and Carolina Canestri and Christine, Gaetano, Michael, Salvatore, Frank and Andrew Coppola. Passed away at her home, Wednesday, February 3, 2010, in Cincinnati, OH, at the age of 99. Mrs. Balsamo was a member of the American Committee on Italian Migration and she and her late husband Gino owned and operated Balsamo Travel in New Haven, CT, for over 30 years. Chapel Service at Gate of Heaven Cemetery, 11000 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45249 Saturday at 11 am. Memorials may be directed to Vitas Hospice 11500 Northlake Dr. Suite 400 Cincinnati, OH 45249.


Tabatha and Jesse Balsamo - Feb 7, 2010


You will always be in our hearts…

Anita Stook - Feb 6, 2010

Mrs. Balsamo was one of the nicest people that I have known. She and Mr. Balsamo were my landlords on Alden Ave. in New Haven for many years. She was like a second mother, always watching out for me, and there if I ever needed anything. I will always cherish those wonderful years. I also enjoyed speaking with her for several of the last holiday seasons.
My deepest condolences to Fausta and the other family members. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I will always have a special place in my heart for Mrs. Balsamo
Anita Stook

John and Pam Liquori - Feb 5, 2010

Dear Fausta,

It is with sadness that we have learned of your mother’s passing.
We were also sadened to read your loss of Ero which we did not know.

Our hearts are with you at this time.

May they both rest in peace.

Please extend our sympathy to your brother as well.

When you feel up to it, we would love to hear from you so that we could express our condolences verbally.

Love, John and Pamela

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