Adoracion "Cion" (Morales) Balonon, MD
AGE: 86 • formerly of Manahawkin
Adoracion "Cion" (Morales) Balonon, MD of Rochester, NY and formerly of Manahawkin, NJ and NYC peacefully passed on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 in New York City following a brief illness at the age of 86. Born in Manila, Philippines, she was the beloved wife of the late Pedro S. Balonon. Loving mother of Alma Balonon-Rosen and dear mother-in-law of Mitchell Rosen. Cherished "Lola" (grandmother) of Marissa and Peter and "Ninang" (godmother) of many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her brothers, Rogelio and Romulo and sister, Areceli. She had many close friends around the world.
For over 50 years, she and her husband opened their home and hearts for her many nieces and nephews to begin their careers and families in the US. Cion graduated from medical school at the University of Santo Thomas in the Philippines. She did her residency in Cincinnati, OH in 1952. She spent her career at Creedmoor Children's Hospital in Queens, NY and New Lisbon State School in NJ. She was an assistant professor at Rutgers University School of Medicine. Following retirement, Cion worked briefly at ARC of NYC. Cion enjoyed the last 15 months of her life at River's Run in Rochester, NY where she had many friends and enjoyed numerous activities, especially Bollywood class and chair yoga.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in honor of Adoracion M. Balonon to the Eastman Pathways Program, c/o Development Office, Eastman Community School of Music, 26 Gibbs St., Rochester, NY 14604. Services will be held in New York City.