Joseph S. Balazsi, 81, of New Haven, formerly of Milford, passed away Tues., March 29, 2005. He was predeceased by his wife, Lorraine, two brothers and three sisters. He was born in Bridgeport, August 26, 1923. He served in the US Army Air Corps during WW II. He was a machinist at AirVac Inc., formerly of Milford, and retired after 20 years. Mr. Balazsi is survived by his stepson, Donald J. French of Hamden and dear friend and care giver, Marie Ackerman of New Haven. Friends may call at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden, Friday, April 1 from 5-7 p.m. Funeral service at 7 p.m. Burial will be private in Kings Highway Cemetery in Milford. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Blessed Sacrament Church, 321 Circular Ave. Hamden, CT 06514.

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  1. Dear Donnie: I am so sorry to hear of Joe\’s passing. I always think of him as you mother\’s devoted caregiver. He took such good care of her for so long. Question: Did you e-mail my nephew George who did live in Stratford, now living in Alabama? He e-mailed me to ask if a Donald French was a relative. I told him where I thought you were living and what your vocation was. I hope you are enjoying your work as much as you did the last time I spoke to you when your Mom died. You seemed very content at that church. Again, my condolences and the best to you always. Sincerely, Your 2nd cousin, Joan

  2. Granddad is a person we never got to know. I met him when I was 8 or 9 years old & I talked to him a few times on the phone. My dad was named after him, I’m the 3rd & I have a son – Joseph Stephen Balazsi IV. Granddad had 4 sons here in North Carolina before going back to Connecticut. Even though he did not know us, his name lives on.

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