Theresa M. Balascio, 80, of Carmel, NY, passed away on November 7, 2023. She was born on June 1, 1943, in the Bronx, NY, to the late Samuel and Lucille Scala. In 1963 she married her childhood sweetheart Pat and they were happily married for 60 years. They raised two beautiful daughters together.
Theresa was a compassionate, loving, and dedicated individual. She had a heart of gold and was always there to lend a helping hand. Theresa's family meant the world to her, and she cherished every moment spent with them. She is survived by her beloved husband, Pat, and her daughters Catherine Santini (Angelo) and Lucille Pereira (Jack). Theresa also leaves behind her cherished grandchildren, Christina, Brandon, Christopher, Diana, and Stephanie, as well as her sister Adeline Bocker (Albert) and nieces, nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
She is predeceased by her granddaughter Alissa Santini.
Theresa attended Theodore Roosevelt High School and later pursued a career in billing for the Coleman School and Gerard Daniel. She was known for her attention to detail and dedication in her work.
Theresa found solace in her faith and prayed every day.
In her free time, Theresa enjoyed making crossword puzzles, watching Blue Bloods, and most importantly, spending time with her family.
Services for Theresa will be held at Sinatra Memorial Home, located at 499 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY. Services will be held on Saturday November 11th and Sunday November 12th from 2-6pm. The funeral Mass will be held at St. John the Baptist Church 670 Yonkers Avenue, Yonkers, NY on Monday, November 13th at 10:30am. Burial will follow at Ferncliﬀ Cemetery Shrine of memories in Hartsdale, NY.
The family would like to extend their hear felt gratitude to the staﬀ at Sinatra Memorial Home for their assistance during this diﬃcult Mme.
May Theresa M. Balascio's soul rest in eternal peace.
FILL NOT YOUR HEARTS
Fill not your hearts with pain and sorrow,but remember me in every tomorrow. Remember the joy, the laughter, the smiles, I’ve only gone to rest a little while. Although my leaving causes pain and grief, my going has eased my hurt and given me relief. So dry your eyes and remember me, not as I am now, but as I used to be. Because I will remember you all and look on with a smile.
Understand, in your hearts, I’ve only gone to rest a little while. As long as I have the love of each of you, I can live my life in the hearts of all of you.