Yolanda Balena Obituary
The Bathing Beauty Back Then Yolanda F. Balena photos

There are 117 photos in the gallery

Service Information

 
In Memory of

Yolanda F. Balena

July 5, 1920 - June 25, 2013
Obituary

92, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on June 25, 2013. She was born to Angelo and Nancy Pastore in New York on July 5, 1920. The first born of eight children, Yolanda was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and her husband of 54 years, Edward A. Balena. Yolanda is survived by her children, Edward Balena, Lenore Anesta and Judy Mannino. Yolanda was a devoted wife and mother, and a loving grandmother to eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She lived most of her life in Long Island, New York, and in her later years, lived in Florida and Arizona, spending her last 12 years here in Mesa. Yolanda's smile was contagious...
92, of Mesa, Arizona, passed away on June 25, 2013. She was born to Angelo and Nancy Pastore in New York on July 5, 1920. The first born of eight children, Yolanda was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and her husband of 54 years, Edward A. Balena. Yolanda is survived by her children, Edward Balena, Lenore Anesta and Judy Mannino. Yolanda was a devoted wife and mother, and a loving grandmother to eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She lived most of her life in Long Island, New York, and in her later years, lived in Florida and Arizona, spending her last 12 years here in Mesa. Yolanda's smile was contagious and she touched the hearts of everyone she knew. She brought so much joy to her friends, family and caregivers. She will be remembered fondly and missed dearly. Arrangements are entrusted to Melcher Mortuary Chapel of the Roses, 43 S. Stapley Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85204, (480) 964-4537. Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Monday, July 1, 2013, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm with a Rosary at 8:00 pm. Funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 am on Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1551 E. Dana Avenue, Mesa, Arizona 85204.

"Still miss you every single day." Judy Mannino (Mesa, AZ)

This Guest Book has 2 entries. View Complete Guest Book

Personalize Your Tribute

Share photos, videos and more with Legacy Memorial Websites. Find out more.

 
Start Planning Today

Make Your Plan Today

Preplanning your funeral or cemetery arrangements gives you and your loved ones peace of mind. Don't wait. Make your plan online today.
Plan Online Now

Audio Condolences

Use your phone to dial in a free personalized message. Click here to make an entry or listen to recordings from friends and family.