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Irene M. Baljak

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Baljak (Bucci) Irene M. Baljak, age 91, went to the Lord with her family by her side, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Born on April 20, 1926 in San Margherita of her Italian immigrant parents, she was a longtime member of St. Margaret of Cortona Church, including The Young at Heart's Club and Croatian Fraternal Union of America. Devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend. Preceded in death by husband Joseph, parents Marianne and Vincenzo Bucci, sister Lucy, brothers Pepino I, Pepino II, Enrico and son-in-law John Badurina. Survived by loving daughters, Lillian Badurina, Rose (Michael) Pinciaro, Margaret (Donald) Smith, and Joann Huntzinger; grandchildren, Angela (Eric) Dodson, Nikola (Amber) Badurina; Alison Pinciaro, Malory (Jon) Berkey, Jonna and Jessica Huntzinger; great-grandchildren, Nina and Lucija Dodson, Jonathan and Greyston (Chico) Berkey, Ryan, Miya, Nikola Badurina Jr, brother-in-law, John Baljak (Ada Wallace); nieces Anita (David) Mitchell and Gina Baljak; along with many other nieces, nephews, relatives, friends, and special friend Lilda Lombardi. Visitation Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. with Prayer Service at 3:45 p.m. at the MAEDER-QUINT-TIBERI FUNERAL HOME, 1068 S. High Street. Mass of Christian Burial Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Margaret of Cortona Church, 1600 N. Hague Avenue, where family and friends will meet and procession will form. Father Jeffrey J. Rimelspach, Celebrant. Burial, St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions may be made to The at 929 Eastwind Dr., Suite 211, Westerville, OH 43081. To view online video and sign register, visit www.MaederQuintTiberi.com.


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on May 4, 2017
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