Giorgio Balasco, age 68, of Coventry, Rhode Island entered eternal rest on Thursday morning, November 17, 2022. The son of the late Luigi and Maria Brigida (Giuliano) Balasco of Pignataro Maggiore, province of Caserta Italy. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Margherita (Feroce) Balasco, children Marina Balasco, Luigi Balasco and his wife Marlaina, Fabio Balasco and his wife Carly, and his five grandchildren Francesca, Mariska, Penelope, Giorgio, and Lorenzo, and siblings, Giuseppe Balasco and wife Dora and Antonietta (Balasco) Formicola and husband Luigi.
He also leaves behind two sisters-in-law, Angela Petrarca and Rosalba Marsoubian and husband Eric; a brother-in-law, Antonio Feroce and wife Tami. Also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother and father-in-law, Pasquale and Maria (Diana) Feroce, who were like a second set of parents to Giorgio.
Growing up in Italy, Giorgio was an avid student at the University of Naples before leaving for the United States at the age of 24 to marry the love of his life and chase the American dream. Giorgio had an extremely hard work-ethic and took pride in building a thirty-plus year career as the Building Manager/Superintendent of the jewelry manufacturer, Danecraft Inc., until retiring in 2020.
Giorgio absolutely adored his family; his children and grandchildren, were the light of his life. Nothing made Giorgio happier than picking up his grandchildren from school and spending quality time together. He and his wife, Margherita, truly were soulmates. Together, they took joy in many of life’s simple pleasures such as enjoying Sunday dinners with the family and taking cruises. Giorgio was passionate about making wine, landscaping, and watching spirited Italian soccer games.
Giorgio lived a full life and was the embodiment of class, hard-work, dedication, and integrity. He will be missed by many friends and family members near and far and while the loss of his presence on earth will be greatly missed, his memory will live on in the lives of all those he loved.
His funeral will be held Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. from the PRATA-GALLOGLY Funeral Home, 78 Providence Street, West Warwick, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Sacred Heart Church, 820 Providence Street, West Warwick. Entombment in SS. Peter & Paul Mausoleum, St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Monday 4:00-7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee, 38105 in his memory would be appreciated. www.PrataGallogly.com
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