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Mrs Simone M. <I>Beaulieu</I> Balanda

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Mrs Simone M. Beaulieu Balanda

  • Birth 10 Mar 1920 Rivière-du-Loup, Bas-Saint-Laurent Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Death 26 Jun 2011 Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
  • Burial Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
  • Memorial ID 72108759

POMFRET CENTER — Mrs. Simone M. (Beaulieu) Balanda, 91, formerly of Watertown, died Sunday, June 26, 2011, at Hartford Hospital. She was the widow of Adolph Balanda.

Mrs. Balanda was born in Riviere-du-loup, Quebec, Canada, March 10, 1920, daughter of the late Donat and Laura (Dube) Beaulieu. She was raised in Vermont, moved to Waterbury in 1936 and settled in Watertown in 1966. She was employed by the Bristol Company in Waterbury until her retirement. She dedicated her life to her family. A nurturing caregiver, she was a gourmet cook with a sharp, witty sense of humor and was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need.

Mrs. Balanda leaves two sons, Lawrence Balanda of Winter Springs, Fla., and Richard Balanda of Watertown; three daughters, Denise Perkins of Jackson, N.H., Deborah Howe of Pomfret Center, and Nichole Brynga of Harpswell, Maine; a brother, Richard Beaulieu of Watertown; four sisters, Yvette Narcisso of California, Noella Beaulieu of Pomfret Center, Teresa Warner of Florida, and Michelle Weiss of California; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated 9 a.m. Thursday at the Shrine of St. Anne for Mothers, 515 South Main St., Waterbury. Friends and family are asked to meet directly at the church. Burial of ashes will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury. Arrangements have been entrusted to Hickcox Funeral Home, 195 Main St., Watertown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abbington Social Library, 540 Hampton Road, Pomfret Center 06259.

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  • Created by: Michael Ryley Bradbury
  • Added: 28 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72108759
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Simone M. Beaulieu Balanda (10 Mar 1920–26 Jun 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72108759, citing Calvary Cemetery, Waterbury, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Michael Ryley Bradbury (contributor 46850737) .