Marie Balboni, 91, of Wareham, died Monday, January 28, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford. She was the wife of the late Leo P. Balboni.
Born in Wareham, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ethelwyn (Hart) Robbins. Lovingly known as “Goog” to her family and friends, she was a lifelong resident of the town. She was a former waitress at Cathay Temple in Mattapiosett and the Knotty Pine Restaurant in West Wareham; a kindergarten teaching assistant at the Wesley United Methodist Church; and worked at the First National Bank of Wareham. Mrs. Balboni also worked for Old Colony Elder Services delivering Meals on Wheels, the Wareham Police Department and Wareham Town Hall.
She was an avid Red Sox fan, enjoyed trips to the casinos and was always ready to help those in need.
She is survived by her three daughters, Lynne F. Crocker of Onset, Janet Bumpus and her husband Eben of Rochester and Stephanie Canedy of Wareham; her brother, Judson Gayton of Bay Village, OH; 14 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her daughter, the late Lorna Lundgren; her brothers, the late Howard Robbins, Stephen Robbins and Gardner Gayton; her son in-law, the late Dennis Canedy; her grandson, the late James St. Germaine, II and her great grandson, the late Jacob Vermilya.
A celebration of her life will be held on Fri., Feb. 1, 2013 at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 462 Main St., Wareham at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Wareham. Visiting hours will be Thurs., at the Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway (Rt. 28), Wareham from 5 – 8 PM.
Donations in her memory may be made to Susan G. Komen Foundation, Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309.