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Obituaries: Louis Balsamo


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Mr. Louis E. Balsamo, 83, died on Thursday, November 4, in Wayne.

A funeral mass will be offered in Our Lady of the Lake Church, on Saturday, November 6 at 9:45 a.m. Visiting in the Prout Funeral Home, 370 Bloomfield Ave., Verona on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Born in Newark, Mr. Balsamo lived in Bloomfield prior to moving to Verona 49 years ago. He was a chemist with Fluid Chemical Company in Newark for 30 years and then worked in security at the Meadowlands Racetrack for 20 years. He is a U.S. Army Veteran.

Mr. Balsamo is survived by his wife Phyllis Balsamo, his children Angela Ricciardi and her husband Mark and Patricia Mignone. He is also the grandfather of Danielle Mignone, Mark Ricciardi, Jr. and Michelle Ricciardi.

Memorial donations to either Hospice of NJ, (in memory of L. Balsamo), 224 Hamburg Turnpike, Wayne NJ 07470 or to the Parkinson Foundation, PO Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018 would be appreciated.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].


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