In memory of
Kenneth Balise died on February 4, 2019, at JGS Lifecare in Longmeadow. He was 85 years old. Kenneth was born in Northampton on April 27, 1933 to Raymond and Rose (Gromaski) Balise. He received a certificate in auto repair from Smith Vocational School. He enlisted in the Army during the Korean War and served until 1955. He was an auto insurance adjuster for Aetna. Kenneth was the Sergeant-at-Arms for American Legion Post 344. He loved polka music, his favorite being the Eddie Forman Orchestra. Kenneth is survived by fiancee Linda Pieciak, sons Brian and Kevin Balise, daughters Karin LaBarge and Kristi Balise. He is also survived by his sisters Patricia Douglas and Jan "Maggie" Balise. In addition to his parents, Kenneth is predeceased by his brother George Balise. A funeral will be held from the Czelusniak Funeral Home in Northampton on Monday February 11 at 10 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Grace Parish at 11 AM in Hatfield and burial at Main St. Cemetery in Hatfield. Calling hours will be held on Sunday February 10 from 3-7 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to American Legion Post 344, to Our Lady of Grace Parish or to the Shriner's Hospital.
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