Mary E. Balazo

Oct. 24, 1927 - Jan. 22, 2009

Mary E. Balazo, a longtime resident of Burlington, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009 at LindenGrove in Waukesha at age 81. Mary was born in Menominee, Mich., on Oct. 24, 1927, the daughter of William and Augusta Bradford.

Mary loved to crochet, quilt and read romance novels. She also liked to collect green Depression glassware and cardinal birds. Mary enjoyed going to rummage sales and flea markets. She will be remembered for her ability to find a great bargain.

Mary will be deeply missed by her children, Clifford (Gloria) Kamin, William (Karen) Kamin, Debbie Gerber and Carla (Kevin) Robers; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Al (Pearl) Bradford; sister, Florence Doda; and sister in-law, Lori Bradford. Mary is further survived by other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her son, Andrew, and two brothers, Edward and Donald.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service Monday, Jan. 26, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 307 S. First St., Waterford, WI 53185. Her nephew, the Rev. Gene Doda, will be officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church are appreciated (see address above).

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Preplanning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com