Darlene M. (Henel) Balzotti

Born: Sat., Jul. 9, 1966
Died: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 13, 2017
Location: Pelham Funeral Home

Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Tue., Feb. 14, 2017
Location: St. Patrick Church

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Darlene M. Balzotti

Loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend

Darlene M. (Henel) Balzotti, 50, of Pelham, NH, died Thursday, February 9th at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill with her loving family by her side. She was the beloved wife of Paul E. Balzotti, Jr. who survives her and with whom she celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary on July 7, 2016.
Born in Kenmore, New York, July 9, 1966, a daughter of Robert Henel of Lockport, NY and the late Joan (Neuhaus) Henel, she was a graduate of Williamsville North High School. Eager to further her education, she then went on to graduate from Alleghany College in Meadville, PA with a Bachelor of Arts degree in both Spanish and Economics. Continuing even further, she graduated from Southern New Hampshire College with a Master of Business Administration Degree.
Darlene was employed as a Director of Customer Service at Smith & Nephew in Andover for over 16 years.
Among her many interests, she enjoyed gardening, traveling, especially to Disney World in Orlando, FL and baking. She loved baking cookies for her favorite holiday – Christmas. She was also an avid Boston Red Sox and Buffalo Bills fan.
Darlene always loved to boast about when she was living in western New York State as a young girl, she belonged to the 4-H Club and proudly showed off her prized chickens. However, her greatest joy, being all about family, she cherished the quality time she was able to spend with her husband and daughter.
In addition to her husband and father, Darlene is survived by a daughter Angelina M. Balzotti of Pelham, NH; a sister Sue Pitz and her husband Gary of Attica NY; a brother Robert “Bob” Henel and his longtime girlfriend Kelly Jacobi of Clarence, NY; her mother-in-law and father-in-law Linda D. and Paul E. Balzotti, Sr.; a sister-in-law Arianna Lefreniere and her husband Gary of Chelmsford, MA; and a niece and two nephews.
Friends may call at the PELHAM FUNERAL HOME 11 NASHUA RD. in Pelham from 3 to 8 P.M. Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Mass to be celebrated Tuesday morning at ST. PATRICK CHURCH in PELHAM at 10 o'clock. Burial in Gibson Cemetery. E-condolences/directions at www.pelhamfuneralhome.com. Those wishing may make contributions in her memory to BIDMC then add on the memo line “Kidney Cancer Research” and mail to Dr. McDermott, 375 Longwood Ave, Masco 4, Boston, MA 02215 or Merrimack Valley Hospice House, Home Health Foundation, Attn: External Relations, 360 Merrimack St, Bldg. 9, Lawrence, MA 01843. Arrangements by Funeral Director James F. O'Donnell, Jr. (603) 635-3333.

Charitable donations may be made in Darlene's memory to the following organizations:

BIDMC c/o Dr. McDermott
(on memo line write "Kidney Cancer Research")
375 Longwood Ave, Masco 4, Boston, MA 02215

Merrimack Valley Hospice
360 Merrimack Street, Building 9, Lawrence, MA 01843
Tel: 1-800-933-5593

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Alex Lamont
   Posted Fri February 10, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Darlene will be sorely missed by her many friends and coworkers.

Linda Stanford
   Posted Fri February 10, 2017
To the Balzotti Family:

My deepest sympathy to you all on this terrible loss.
Darlene and I have worked together for 16 years.
What a wonderful, kind and generous person. So strong and determined to fight the fight. She will be sorely missed.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Deepest sympathy
Linda Stanford

David Niegsch
   Posted Fri February 10, 2017
I am so very sorry for your loss. I worked with Darlene for a short time, but always enjoyed our interactions. You are all in my thoughts.

Dan Norris
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
As with many others who knew Darlene, I feel a great sadness in losing a good friend.

Bonnie Estabrooks
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
My heart breaks for her family and all who knew and loved Darlene. She was a great friend and co-worker to me for many years. We shared our lives over lunch for over 10 years. Bonnie

julie greene
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
Remembering Darlene as the beautiful person she was. Always so kind and sweet. It has been over 20 years since I worked with Paul and Darlene at John Hancock. Wishing you love and peace in the days to come. With deepest sympathy.

Gloria McIntire
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
I am blessed to have worked with you at Smith & Nephew. With love & prayers for the family. xo

Christine Dale
   Posted Sat February 11, 2017
All who have been touched by Darlene are touched by sorrow at her passing. A remarkable woman. Heartfelt sympathies for your loss.

Cathy Michaud-Sweeney
   Posted Sun February 12, 2017
I will miss your smile and your compassion. We as a team have been through a lot over the last few years and you carried us through while staying strong yourself. You are so greatly missed. Paul and Angelina my deepest sympathy to you and your family. I pray the Lord will give you the strength to get through these difficult days ahead.
Love Cathy

jim denver
   Posted Sun February 12, 2017
so sorry to hear about the passing of your wife.

Kathryn Desmarais
   Posted Sun February 12, 2017
So very sorry for your loss.

Audrey Nolan
   Posted Sun February 12, 2017


With deepest sympathy from the Nolan family

Donna Arrajj
   Posted Sun February 12, 2017
Sad to have loss a colleague so young. Prayers to her family. She will be truly missed by many.

Brian Smith
   Posted Sun February 12, 2017
I am so saddened and heartbroken for your loss. I worked with Darlene for almost 10-years and she was an inspiration to me with her unwavering work ethic and dedication to her job and her family!

Darlene was a fighter in everything she took on and she will be deeply missed by her Smith & Nephew Family. My deepest sympathy to the entire family and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Laurie Wilson
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017
My deepest sympathies for your loss. Darlene was an amazing and strong woman, she Will be missed by all who we're blessed by knowing her .

Marianne DiGiampaolo
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017
So sorry for you loss. I've worked with Darlene for many years
My prayers are with you, Angelina and all your family

Marianne DiGiampaolo

Brigitte Fisher
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017

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Alain Tranchemontagne
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017
Dear Balzotti family,

No words can express the sorry I feel toward your loss. So please accept this as a simple accolade to the tremendous benefits Darlene brought to everyone she touched. She will be remembered very fondly.

Please accept my deepest sympathy.


Terry Jounakos
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017
Like so many of Darlene’s co-workers, I am overwhelmed with the news of her passing. She was a fighter through and through. A reliable colleague when times were tough and when we just needed to present solutions.

God bless her family as I’m sure she will be missed in every way, but with God’s blessing, too her spirit will still thrive!

Mary Sidlik
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. Darlene was a good friend to many and will be dearly missed.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Melissa Riley
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017
Paul and Angelina.
There are no words to ease your pain. Hopefully knowing that you are thought about will help you in your darkest hours.

Although we didn't know Darlene all that well, we are so very fortunate to have known her. She will be remembered as being such a sweet, loving woman.

With Sympathy,
Melissa, Lindsey and Grace Riley

Phyllis Uloth
   Posted Mon February 13, 2017
Dear Balzotti family, I was blessed to have worked with Darlene at Smith & Nephew. Such a lovely person, and so easy to work with. I was so sad to hear that she had passed. My sincerest condolences.

Brian Stinson
   Posted Tue February 14, 2017
My deepest sympathy for your loss. I will always be grateful to Darlene for bringing me on to the Smith & Nephew team and giving me this opportunity. I'm very saddened and our prayers are with you

   Posted Wed February 22, 2017
I'd like to express deep sympathy for loss of your loved one. I hope and pray this message bring comfort and soothe the pain that you are experiencing at this time. What has help me to cope and deal with lost a love one is found God's Word the Bible in Psalms 113:5-8 "Who is like Jehovah our God, The one who dwells on high? 6 He stoops down to look on heaven and earth, 7 Raising the lowly from the dust. He lifts up the poor from the ash heap 8 In order to make him sit with nobles, With nobles of his people." You can find similar comforting verses in the website jw.org.

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