Ar­mand Balestri­eri

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Ar­mand J. Balestri­eri EButchieF 61 years old of Phoenixville, passed away un­ex­pect­edly on Dec. 19, 2012. Born in Philadel­phia, he was a son of the late Her­man and Mary ETrova­toF Balestri­eri.

Butchie had a pas­sion for mu­sic and could play his gui­tar and the pi­ano with­out read­ing mu­sic. He loved lis­ten­ing to his fa­vorites, the Bea­tles and Elvis, and en­joyed ev­ery chance to spend time with his fam­ily.

He is sur­vived by two sis­ters, Marie Ben­ninghoff and her hus­band, Roy, Dolores Mor­ri­son and her hus­band, Bob; three neph­ews; three niece; and seven great-neph­ews and nieces.

Rel­a­tives and friends were in­vited to his view­ing on Thurs­day, Dec. 27, from 9 to 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Ro­man Catholic Church, 16 S. Spring Garden St., Am­bler, and to at­tend his funeral Mass at 10 a.m. His in­ter­ment was in Holy Sepul­chre Ceme­tery, Chel­tenham.

,Q OLHu RI flRwHUV, PH­mo­ri­als in Ar­mand’s name may be made to the ka­tional Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion, 1414 k. Cameron St., 2nd Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17102. To send on­line con­do­lences to Ar­mand’s fam­ily, please visit the funeral home web­site be­low.


Sch­nei­der Funeral Home of Hat­boro. kavy League, the Jenk­in­town Ro­tary Club and the Hat­boro vMCA.

Wal­ter en­joyed hik­ing, camp­ing and travel with his fam­ily and friends. Res­i­dents of Ry­dal Park since 2004, he and his wife con­tin­ued to ap­pre­ci­ate the out­doors.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. on Satur­day, Jan. 5, 2013, at Abing­ton Pres­by­te­rian Church, Old vork and Susque­hanna roads, Abing­ton. Friends will be re­ceived af­ter the ser­vice. In­ter­ment will be pri­vate. Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made in his name to Abing­ton Pres­by­te­rian Church, 1082 Old vork Road, Abing­ton, PA 19001.

Ar­range­ments were by Baron Row­land Funeral Home in Abing­ton.

hnown as hitty to her friends and Mom-Mom to her fam­ily, she was the epit­ome of moth­er­hood. Be­sides her seven chil­dren, she had nine grand­chil­dren on whom she doted. She loved to shop es­pe­cially for an­tiques, hav­ing lunch with friends, travel, spend time at the shore, and re­search the fam­ily an­ces­try. She also loved spend­ing time with her chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. She al­ways kept ev­ery­one aware of what was go­ing on in ev­ery­one’s lives. Through­out her life she main­tained a sweet and gen­er­ous de­meanor that won the hearts of ev­ery­one she in­ter­acted with. Her sig­na­ture smile, laugh­ter, sense of fun, and lov­ing dis­po­si­tion will never be for­got­ten.

hitty was a gen­er­ous per­son who vol­un­teered her time at Grand siew Hospi­tal weekly. She also contributed to many char­i­ties. One of her great­est demon­straWLRQV RI ORYH wDV fiQGLQJ KHU hus­band’s lost World War II bud­dies, which re­sulted in an emo­tional re­u­nion af­ter 40 years.

hitty is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Pa­trick, Liz Game­lier EPaulF, Dan, Tim ELeeAnnF, kancy Ca­masso EDaveF, hate Oech­sner ELouisF and Chris; and grand­chil­dren hylie, Alissa, Lo­gan, Sean, Maeve, Tess, Jake, Dy­lan and Clau­dia.

Friends and fam­ily were re­ceived on Thurs­day evening, Dec. 20, 2012, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cara­menico Funeral Home Inc., Main and Wal­nut streets., ko­r­ris­town, Pa., and Fri­day morn­ing, Dec. 21, 2012, from 9 to 9:50 a.m. at St. Pa­trick’s Church, 714 De­halb Pike, ko­r­ris­town, Pa. Mass fol­lowed at 10 a.m. Burial took place in Holy Sepul­chre Ceme­tery.

,Q OLHu RI flRwHUV, GRQD­tions may be made to the Mary­knoll Sis­ters, P.O Box 317, Mary­knoll, kv 10545. Please visit www.cara­meni­co­fu­ner­al­ for on­line info. re­ceived for her ex­cel­lent flRwHU DUUDQJHPHQWV WKDW in­cluded many of her home JURwQ flRwHUV.

She shared an in­ter­est in trav­el­ing with her hus­band. They both thor­oughly en­joyed cel­e­brat­ing their 50th wed­ding an­niver­sary by trav­el­ing Europe on a river­boat cruise.

They also had a com­mon in­ter­est in lis­ten­ing to clas­si­cal mu­sic, es­pe­cially clas­si­cal or­gan mu­sic.

She had a life­long in­ter­est in sports at col­lege and pro­fes­sional lev­els. This in­WHUHVW wDV LQWHQVL­fiHG Ey KHU brother play­ing on a state high school cham­pi­onship foot­ball team.

She was also a ded­i­cated card player and mem­ber of the Ann’s Choice Euchre Club.

Mary is sur­vived by her lov­ing hus­band, Thomas; her fam­ily, daugh­ter Sher­rill Hus­ton EStevenF and her son, Thomas San­ders Jr. EMaryF. She was the de­voted grand­mother of Stephanie Alt EJa­sonF, Scott Hus­ton EEl­iz­a­bethF, and hate, Ruth, Ben, and Luke San­ders; and great-grand­mother of Mar­garet and Elizabeth Alt. She is also sur­vived by a sis­ter, Phyl­lis Weibel EHer­manF; and a brother, James Shaf­fer EMar­i­lynF.

A me­mo­rial ser­vice for friends and fam­ily will be an­nounced.

Me­mo­rial con­tri­bu­tions may be made to Good Shep­herd Lutheran Church, 877 Street Road, Southamp­ton, PA 18966.

James J. McGhee Funeral Home Southamp­ton.

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