Argentina "Tina" Balbi July 22, 2011 peacefully at home. Born on April 13, 1923, Argentina was the beloved daughter of Zefferino and Florinda Tegaldo Balbi, early Italian settlers of the SSF area. She was predeceased by her 4 sisters and brother; Delphine (Frank) Garibaldi, Marie (Marc) Senaldi, Val (Mary, Elsie) Balbi, Lebe (Guido) Merlini and Candida Balbi. Dear aunt of Barbara Balbi, Cindy (Burt) Oliver, the late Russell J. Balbi, Lnc Cpl, USMC, Gloria Garibaldi Loing and the late Frances Garibaldi. A lifetime resident of SSF, she worked as a waitress at Marie's Restaurant on Grand Avenue and the later at the San Francisco Airport. She will be remembered for her love and devotion to her family and light and joy she brought to the family and others with her inner strength, warmth, enthusiasm and sense of fun. Services were held privately. Contributions may be made in memory of Argentina "Tina" Balbi to the St. Anthony's Foundation, P.O. Box 39000, San Francisco, CA 94139 - 5719. Garden Chapel Funeral Directors (650) 583-2510
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Published in San Francisco Chronicle on July 27, 2011