Marie Balassone

Marie R. Balassone

Tuesday, October 2nd, 1923 - Friday, August 28th, 2020
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Marie R. Balassone, 96, entered into eternal life, at home on Friday, August 28, 2020.

Marie was born in Poughkeepsie, New York on October 2, 1923, to Anthony and Abigail Saintomas. Marie was predeceased by her brother, Joseph Saintomas. On February 13, 1949 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church she married the love of her life, Joseph L. Balassone, who predeceased her on January 23, 1973. A lifelong resident of Poughkeepsie, Marie graduated from Poughkeepsie High School in 1941 and the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in 1944. For many years she owned and operated Balassone's Coffee Shop, retiring in 1989. Many will remember her for her Friday special, pasta fagioli. She was a parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. Marie enjoyed watching the New York Mets, and taking trips to the casino, but most of all she loved spending time with her family and her beloved dog, Buddy. She had a devotion to the Blessed Mother and prayed the rosary everyday.

Marie is survived by her children, Joann Balassone, Gail Egan (Shane), Anthony Balassone, and Leah Balassone Carlini, grandchildren, Shane Egan (Katherine), Emily Cerrato (Tyler), Joseph and Erin Carlini, and great grandchildren, Claire, Brigid, Maggie, Shannon, and Logan. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews including Elizabeth Balassone St. Leger, Susan Buck, and Phyllis West who were like daughters to her.

The Balassone family would like to thank her wonderful caregiver, Missy, and Hudson Valley Hospice for all their support, comfort, and kindness. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that masses be offered for the repose of her soul or a donation be made to Hudson Valley Hospice in her name.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated, Wednesday, September 2, at 10:00 am, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Poughkeepsie. Burial will follow at St. Peter's cemetery in Poughkeepsie. Arrangements are under the direction of the William G. Miller & Son Funeral Home, Inc. 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at
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  • Service

    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 | 10:00am
    Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020 10:00am
    Mount Carmel Church
    97 Mill Street
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  • Interment

    St. Peter's - POK.,NY
    171 Salt Point Tnpke
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Donald Stammer

Posted at 11:19am
Dear Joann, Gail, Leah, Anthony and families,
I am so saddened by the passing of my favorite "Saturday patient". She was a most wonderful person, kind in spirit and most generous. On her appointment day, always Saturday, I knew I could count on a grilled corn muffin from 84 Diner. If I was really lucky there might be a container of "Auntie's pasta fagioli" though there was rarely any left over. Your mom lived a full life and you all were so fortunate to have her with you for so many years. Marie made me feel like family and I am flattered to this day. May she rest in peace. You have my deepest condolences.
With sympathy,
Christine and Don Stammer

Michael & Mary Anne Dalleo

Posted at 10:10am
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Carol Simonetty

Posted at 09:10pm
Dear Leah and all of the family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. How beautiful that she prayed the rosary every day. May she rest in peace.
Jerry and Carol Simonetty

Joseph Saintomas

Posted at 02:47pm
We are very sorry to hear that Aunt Marie has passed away. She was a truly wonderful person and she will certainly be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of our cousins and their families.
Joe, Donna and Tommy Saintomas

Filomena Dimisko

Posted at 02:45pm
Dear Leah and Family,
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Balassone Family.
Brian & Filomena Dimisko

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