Stella Balamaci, 71, passed away peacefully with her family by her bedside. She was a loving mother, grandmother and sister, and aunt. Everyone that knew her knew her for her kindness and calm demeanor. She was a retired nurse. Early in her career, she was a pediatric nurse at St. Vincent's Hospital in Bridgeport, CT. She had worked for 20+ years at Bridgeport Healthcare Facility. She was loved by her patients and colleagues alike. Her passions were cooking, and being around family and she took great pride in watching her grandson, Nicholas excel in hockey during high school and now at the collegiate level. Her granddaughters also excel in various sports and brought great joy and pride to her at all times. The impact her easy-going demeanor had on the family will forever be missed. She was loved by all.
She is survived by her daughters Erica Boanno (Dominick) and Kara Fritz. Dominick was more like a son to her in every way. Her beautiful grandchildren, Nicholas, Ava, and Taylor. Her sister, Cris Balamaci, and brother Nick Balamaci (Mari), also her dear nephew, Ryan Balamaci, and his fiancee, Brianna Candido, in addition to her Aunt Virgina Dumitre and several cousins. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, at 11:30 am directly at St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd., Easton with Archpriest Fr. George M. Coca officiating.
Burial will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4-8 pm in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home, 1209 Post Rd., Fairfield Center with the Trisagion service at 7:30 pm. To sign an online register, purchase flowers or to get travel directions, please visit www.LeskoPolkeFuneralHome.comDonations can be made to St. Dimitrie Orthodox Church, 504 Sport Hill Rd., Easton, CT 06612.
We are happy to announce that we will resume holding Coffee Hours after liturgy. We hope this is a sign that our prayers are helping to get us to the end of this pandemic.
Please sign up if you would like to sponsor a coffee hour or donate holy bread -
There are two folders on the small table by the beginning of the food line. One is for Holy Bread and the other is for Coffee Hour.
Continue to check here for updates as the situation changes.
Many parishioners have been expressing a desire to have candles lit and prayers said for them. Click the "Prayers and Virtual Candles" tab above (it will appear white when you mouse over it.)
- Request Candles be lit
- Submit Prayer Requests (confidential between you and Fr George)
- Make Donations
For additional information click this link for a pdf outlining step by step instructions.