BALANIS, ELIZABETH MARY, 84
Gainesville - Elizabeth Mary Balanis, 84, resident of Gainesville, Florida, died Thursday, June 26, 2014 in the Gainesville Healthcare Facility, following a long illness.
Mrs. Balanis was born on February 12, 1930 in West Hartford, Connecticut, to the late Fredrick and Mary Chabasinski. Mrs. Balanis was hearing impaired, and as a young lady, met her future husband, Mr. Charles. A. Balanis, who was also hearing impaired. Together they raised their family in Stamford, Connecticut, where she worked as a school crossing guard, and attended with her family, St. Johns Catholic Church. She moved to Gainesville in 1992 where she again worked for several years as a crossing guard. She was preceded in death by her husband in 2002.
She is survived by one son, Charles A. (Sharon) Balanis, Jr., Gainesville; one daughter, June Valerioti (Dan Delanno), of New Rochelle, NY; Three grandchildren, Brandon Balanis, Shane Balanis, and Garrett (Shirly) Balanis; two great grandchildren, Conner Balanis and Alyssa Hunkins.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 30, 2014 at 9:00 A.M., in the Chapel of Williams-Thomas Funeral Home Downtown, 404 North Main Street, Gainesville with Dr. Don McGarity officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Central. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to service, beginning at 8:00 A. M. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to Hospice of the Nature Coast, 150 North Main Street, High Springs, FL 32643. Please visit her memorial page at:
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Published in Gainesville Sun from June 29 to June 30, 2014
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