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JoAnn Balsamini
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In memory of
JoAnn Balsamini
JoAnn Balsamini, 79 A devoted mom with a passion: Make people smile JoAnn Veronica Balsamini, 79, of Pleasant Plains, Staten Island, N.Y., a retired esthetician devoted to family, friends, and faith, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Jan. 8, 2020. The former JoAnn Minio was born in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn and graduated from Bay Ridge High School. Passionate about making people smile, she worked with her local community in the Brooklyn Public Library system and the Angel Guardian Home. JoAnn continued helping people feel like the best version of themselves through decades of performing skin beautification treatments. Her clients included an eclectic host of TV anchors, actors, and professionals across Bay Ridge, Park Slope, and California's Bay Area. She married her childhood sweetheart, Dean L. Balsamini, who shared her sense of humor and dedication to family. The couple was married 59 years this month, have been active residents of Staten Island since 1973, and were parishioners at St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church. JoAnn loved fashion, music ranging from Johnny Mathis to Stevie Wonder, and cooking elaborate Italian dinners. She championed the underdog, always celebrated the positive qualities in people, and was quick with a quip to lighten any mood. She cherished her grandchildren, Stella and Derek, and daughters-in-law, Patricia and Laura. In addition to her husband Dean, JoAnn is survived by sons Dean and David, sister Elaine, and brothers Frank and Joseph. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, Jan. 12, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at The Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home, 7447 Amboy Road, Staten Island, N.Y. 10307. A Funeral Mass will take place Monday, Jan. 13, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church, 6123 Amboy Road, Staten Island, N.Y. 10309. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Pleasant Plains. Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home 7447 Amboy Rd Staten Island, NY 10307 (718) 984-0913
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In memory of
JoAnn Balsamini
JoAnn Balsamini, 79 A devoted mom with a passion: Make people smile JoAnn Veronica Balsamini, 79, of Pleasant Plains, Staten Island, N.Y., a retired esthetician devoted to family, friends, and faith, passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones on Jan. 8, 2020. The former JoAnn Minio was born in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn and graduated from Bay Ridge High School. Passionate about making people smile, she worked with her local community in the Brooklyn Public Library system and the Angel Guardian Home. JoAnn continued helping people feel like the best version of themselves through decades of performing skin beautification treatments. Her clients included an eclectic host of TV anchors, actors, and professionals across Bay Ridge, Park Slope, and California's Bay Area. She married her childhood sweetheart, Dean L. Balsamini, who shared her sense of humor and dedication to family. The couple was married 59 years this month, have been active residents of Staten Island since 1973, and were parishioners at St. Thomas the Apostle Roman Catholic Church. JoAnn loved fashion, music ranging from Johnny Mathis to Stevie Wonder, and cooking elaborate Italian dinners. She championed the underdog, always celebrated the positive qualities in people, and was quick with a quip to lighten any mood. She cherished her grandchildren, Stella and Derek, and daughters-in-law, Patricia and Laura. In addition to her husband Dean, JoAnn is survived by sons Dean and David, sister Elaine, and brothers Frank and Joseph. Family and friends will be received on Sunday, Jan. 12, from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. at The Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home, 7447 Amboy Road, Staten Island, N.Y. 10307. A Funeral Mass will take place Monday, Jan. 13, at 10:30 a.m. in St. Thomas the Apostle RC Church, 6123 Amboy Road, Staten Island, N.Y. 10309. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Pleasant Plains. Bedell-Pizzo Funeral Home 7447 Amboy Rd Staten Island, NY 10307 (718) 984-0913
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