Lucretia M. Balistreri

April 13, 1922 – Feb. 26, 2011

Lucretia M. Balistreri (nee Sanfelippo), a resident of Butler, was born April 13, 1922, and died Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011 at the age of 88.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Balistreri; her parents, Joseph and Rose Sanfelippo; and her sister, Rose Sanfelippo.

She was the dear mother of Vincinnette (Jack) Raue; loving grandmother to James (Bonnie) Vaughn and Andrew Vaughn; great-grandmother to Mason and Henry Vaughn; and "Grandma Lou" to Ed (Andrea) Raue, Quinn, Payton and Keely, Scott (fiancée Lindsay Ostrowski) Raue and Doug (girlfriend Cori Bucher) Raue. She will always be remembered and missed by her five sisters and two brothers, Mary Balistreri, Frank (Betty) Sanfelippo, Sal (Peggy) Sanfelippo of California, Josephine Lococo (Joe) of Florida, Katherine (Robert) Miller and Ida (Mario) Crivello. She is further remembered by nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Visitation to be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Harder Funeral Home, 18700 W. Capitol Drive, with parish vigil at 7 p.m. Friends may join the family Thursday, March 3, at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 734 Glenview Ave., Wauwatosa, for a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. Her committal and burial will take place at Wisconsin Memorial Park, immediately followed by a reception and luncheon for family and friends.

Lucretia was a volunteer at St. Ann’s Nursing Home for 20-plus years in their country store and was also a volunteer at the Riverwest Food Pantry for 10-plus years.

Harder Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 781-8350 or visit online at www.harderfuneralhome.com

"We will miss you, Mom, and will love you always"