Rosemarie Balzano

     Rosemarie Balzano, 83, of West Pittston and formerly of Old Forge, passed Thursday at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton.

     Born May 3, 1938, in Old Forge, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Lucy Matrone Balzano. She was a graduate of the Old Forge High School Class of 1956. Prior to retirement, she worked at R.H. Donnelly Directory.  She was a member of Prince of Peace Parish, Old Forge.

     Rosemarie was a devoted mother and grandmother. There was nothing in this world she cherished more than her daughter and three grandchildren. She had a very special bond with her twin sister. They even unknowingly matched their thoughts from dressing alike to cooking the same recipes on the same day. Her nurturing and selfless ways left a lasting impact on her loved ones. Rosemarie’s unconditional love and the beautiful memories of her will forever live on in our hearts.

      Rosemarie was a fantastic cook and baker and truly kept tradition alive. She was an avid sports fan and was well versed on the details of college and professional games.

      Rosemarie is survived by her daughter, Maria Baron, Old Forge, three grandchildren, Robert, Nicole, and Brittany, a sister, Jean Marie Collier and husband George, Mystic, CT, nieces, nephews and several cousins.

      She was also preceded in death by her son in-law, Robert Baron, and two brothers, James and Alphonse Balzano.

     A mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Parish – St. Mary’s of the Assumption Church, 123 West Grace Street, Old Forge to be celebrated by Rev. August Ricciardi, Pastor.  Interment will follow at the Old Forge Cemetery.

     There will be no viewing hours

     Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, those attending the mass are asked to go directly to the church and wear facial masks and follow social distancing restrictions.

     Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home, 145 Moosic Road, Old Forge.  To leave an online condolence or for directions to the church, please visit the funeral home’s website at: ciucciofuneralhome.com