Alabama: Frances K. Balinskas, 95, formerly of Massena, passed away Monday evening, August 7, 2017 at Regency Healthcare in Huntsville, AL. Friends and family may be received on Sunday, August 13, 2017 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at the Phillips Memorial Home, Massena. A Mass of Christian burial will be held on Monday, August 14, 2017 at 12:00 noon, at Sacred Heart Church in Massena. Interment will be held in Calvary Cemetery.
Frances was born on November 19, 1921 in Bristol, CT., the daughter of Peter and Victoria (Marshall) Kablick. She attended public school in Bristol and graduated in 1940. She married Albin Balinskas on May 17, 1943 at St. Joseph’s Church in Bristol, CT. He later predeceased her on July 5, 1994. After graduation, she worked at New DeParture in Bristol, CT for several years. In 1952 Frances moved to Africa, living in Libya and Eritrea while her husband worked for a contractor for the US government. While living in Libya, their daughter Frances was born. They later returned to CT in 1957 and in 1958, established themselves in Massena. In her younger years she stayed at home to raise her children. Frances later went to work at SUNY Potsdam as an Account Clerk, retiring in 1983. She was a member of the Massena Senior Citizen Club and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church. She enjoyed her time playing bridge and at one time was in many bowling leagues. She enjoyed reading, and knitting for of her family as well as walking all over town and later at the mall.
Frances is survived by two daughters and two sons, Judy and Joe Servick of Huntsville, AL, Frances and Jeff Wolos of Carmel, IN, James Balinskas and wife Sara Kent of Ashburn, VA, and Richard and Pam Balinskas of Metuchen, NJ; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; two sisters in-law, Maxine Balinskas and Ellen Balinskas; as well as many nieces, nephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters, Stanley and George Kablick, Adele Kablick, and Stephanie Cunningham.
Memorial contribution may be made in Frances’s name to the Salvation Army.
Memories and online condolences may be shared with the family to www.PhillipsMemorial.com
Arrangements are under the care of Phillips Memorial Home in Massena.