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Mary Balsam - 97

Oak Forest, IL

Mary Balsam nee Meneghini. Age 97. Longtime Oak Forest Resident, formerly of Chicago’s Roseland Neighborhood. Graduate of St Louis Academy. Retired Administrative Assistant from Sherwin Williams. Former member of the Veneti nel Mundo and Fellow Spaghetti-O. Wife for 54 years of the late John Balsam. Mother of Anthony (Marietta) Balsam, Martin Balsam, Betti Balsam-Ramon, and Paul (Karen) Balsam. “Nonna” of Caitlin (Brian Hagen) Balsam, Peter, Bridget (Dan Cantone) Balsam and Ellen Balsam, Renee Shipley and Alicia Montez. “Bis-Nonna” of Bodhi and Connell Hagen, Gianna Quezada, Isaac and Angelo Abenoja. Daughter of the late Catherine nee Meneghini and Anthony Meneghini. Sister of the late Americo (late Doris) Meneghini and Norma (late Ralph) Gesswein and John (late Marilyn) Meneghini. Aunt and friend of many. Visitation Friday September 22, 2023, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Maher Funeral Home, 17101 71st Avenue, Tinley Park, Illinois. Funeral Saturday September 23, 2023, 9:00 am from funeral home to St Damian Church, 5250 155th Street, Oak Forest. Mass 10:00 AM. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Alsip. In lieu of flowers Memorials in Mary’s name to Father Perez, Knights of Columbus #144, 3422 West 111th Street, Chicago IL 60655 would be greatly appreciated by the Balsam Family.   Info 708-781-9212 or

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