Schenectady – Margaret Mary Balko, 93, passed away peacefully Friday March 12, 2021surrounded by her loving family. Born in Schenectady she was the daughter of Joseph and Carmela (Capperell) Mazzucco.
A graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School, Margaret went on to work for the Wallace Co. for many years before retiring as a manager. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and Sunday macaroni dinners with family. She will be most remembered for her unconditional love, support and always being there for her family.
Her beloved husband of 69 years, John Balko, passed away in 2016.
Along with her parents Margaret was predeceased by her daughter, Linda Alfieri and her sister, Grace Signore.
She is survived by her devoted son, Michael Balko Sr. and her sister, Isabelle Zanta.
She is survived by her four grandchildren; Michael (Cheryl) Balko Jr., Jessica (James) Thompson, Wendy (Brian) Mulqueen and Michelle Alfieri.
She is also survived by 13 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held Friday March 19th from 11-1 pm at DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home 1605 Helderberg Ave., Rotterdam.
A prayer service will immediately follow at 1 pm.
Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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