Bernadine T. Balza(1920 - 2014)

Balza, Bernadine T.

Bernadine T. Balza, 93, Green Bay, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014. She was born November 6, 1920, in De Pere to Brian J. and Winifred (Walt) Kenny.

On September 26, 1953, Bernadine married William Balza. He preceded her in death on July 22, 1986. Bernadine was a member of St. Jude Parish. She also attended services regularly at Our Lady of Charity. Bernadine enjoyed going to flea markets and antique shops. She was well known for her "famous chocolate chip cookies" and cakes. Bernadine travelled extensively and enjoyed time spent with her family. She was very proud of her Irish heritage.

Bernadine is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Stephanie Balza, Bob and Lu Ann Balza, and Jim and Kathlyn Balza; a daughter, Virginia Balza; five grandchildren and their spouses, Tiffany and Vaughn Bowles, Christopher Balza, Gregory Balza, Briana Balza and her fiancé, Garrett Wasielewski, and Pauline Balza; two great-grandchildren, Arianna Bowles and Elli Bowles; sister-in-law, Jean Schneider; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William; a brother, Rev. Adrian Kenny O.Praem; and two sisters, Sr. Joseph (Grace) Kenny, O.L.C., and Florence Chevalier.

Friends may call at St. Jude Catholic Church, 1420 Division St., from 9:30 to 10:30 Friday. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church with Rev. Donald Everts officiating. Burial will be in Fort Howard Memorial Park. Blaney Funeral Home is assisting the family. To send online condolences, please go to

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Bernadine's neighbors, Rita Jelen and Marty Martell for looking out for her. Their gratitude is also extended to Karen Tilque for her many years of friendship, and to her special friend, Sr. Guadalupe, whom she considered as part of the family.

Funeral Home

Blaney Funeral Home
1521 Shawano Ave. Green Bay, WI 54303

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Jan. 16 to Jan. 17, 2014