Sebastiano Balestrieri

Obituary of Sebastiano Balestrieri

Sebastiano Lucido Balestrieri, 94, of Princeton, passed away Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at Princeton Care Center. Born in Barano d'Ischia, Italy, he immigrated to the United States to join his family in 1958 after retiring from the Italian Army and settled in Princeton in 1964. He worked for Building Services at Princeton University until his retirement in 1986. Sebastiano is survived by his wife of 59 years, Maria Anna, two daughters, Anna Cassidy (Dale) and Rita, son Salvatore, two grandchildren, Ryan and Tyler, and his beloved cat, Sammy. He also leaves behind his brother, Giuseppe Balestrieri, sisters- and brothers-in-law as well as a number of nieces and nephews. He loved his hobbies of landscaping, fishing and gardening, and was especially proud of his fig tree. He also enjoyed doing odd jobs around the house and helping out his friends. Funeral services will be held at 9:45 a.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015 at The Mather-Hodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:45 a.m. at St. Paul's Church, 214 Nassau Street, Princeton. Burial will follow at the Princeton Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, May 14, 2015 from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral Home.
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