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Margaret Rebecca "Becky" Balascio

AGE: 89 • Newark

Margaret Rebecca Balascio (Frazier), lovingly known as Becky, age 89, of Newark and formerly of Wilmington, died peacefully on February 19, 2016 with her loving family by her side. Born in Dover, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Beatrice Frazier (Cook).

Becky was a graduate of Dover High School and went on to complete her Registered Nursing Degree through Wilmington Hospital. For over 18 years, she was a teacher's aide at Meadowood School and Wallace Wallin School. Becky loved going to tag sales and Cowtown with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoyed quilting, bird watching, and doing crossword puzzles. Becky was an avid reader and liked to discuss politics.

Becky was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Carmine A. Balascio, as well as her parents and her sister, Ruth Roepke. She is survived by her sons, Carmine C. Balascio (Laura) of Newark and William D. Balascio (Sue) of New Castle; two grandchildren, Eric and Phoebe Balascio and her sister Jean Patterson of Sewanee,TN, and a loving extended family.

A visitation will be held on Monday, February 22, from 5 to 7 PM at Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, February 23, at 11 AM at St. Matthew's Church, 901 E. Newport Pike, Wilmington, DE 19804, where family and friends may visit beginning at 10:30 AM. Interment will be held at All Saints Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the people at Somerford House and Vitas Hospice, who loved Becky and took such great care of her.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice, 100 Commerce Dr., Suite 302, Newark, DE 19713 or Tri-State Bird Rescue, 170 Possum Hollow Rd., Newark, DE 19711.

To offer condolences, visit www.dohertyfh.com 302-999-8277.



Published in The News Journal from Feb. 20 to Feb. 22, 2016
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