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James Balzano

May 8, 1946 ~ March 16, 2022 (age 75)

Obituary

James Balzano (Jim), 75, previously of East Haven Connecticut passed away peacefully on Wednesday March 16, 2022 with his loved ones by his side.

James was preceded by his parents, Anthony Balzano and Olympia Balzano as well as his brother Anthony (Tony) Balzano.

James was born on May 8, 1946, to Anthony Balzano and Olympia Balzano in New Haven Connecticut. James was married to the love of his life Donna for 40 years, He worked as a truck driver and metal handler for Ulbrich Stainless steel and special metals in Wallingford, CT for over 30 years. In his spare time and throughout his life he loved to cook big Italian meals and sharing them with many friends and family around the table. He spent every chance he could his wife and daughters, camping, hanging out at home by the pool having parties and making memories. He loved his traditions especially around the holidays and always had a seat at the table for anyone who may need it. HE was the type of person who would give you the shirt off his back and would welcome you into his home with open arms. Later in life Jim and his wife moved to Killeen Texas to enjoy their retirement and to live closer to his daughter Nicole and Son in Law Mario, they would visit his hometown in Connecticut often to visit to see his loved ones.

He is survived by his wife Donna Balzano; Daughters Nicole Yeomans (Mario), Jacquline Braver (John); Granddaughters, Brianna Braver, Julia and Natailia Calvao.

Calling hours will be on Saturday April 9th, 2022 from 1:00pm-4:00pm at Porto’s Funeral Home located at 234 Foxon Road East Haven, CT 06513. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life following the service at Seasons located at 990 Foxon Road East Haven, CT 06513.

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