WATERVILLE: Beverly Arlene (Mallozzi) Bala, 88, formerly of Utica and Schuyler, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019 at the Waterville Residential Care Center.
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She was born July 24, 1931 in the Town of Sangerfield, a daughter of Floyd A. and Ethel Dora Owens Cook and was a graduate of Waterville High School. She had been married to Albert L. Mallozzi, and later married James F. Bala who predeceased her on January 8, 1997. Beverly was a beautician, operating a shop in her home in Utica for many years. She had also lived in Lakeland, FL for 30 years until moving back to Waterville a few years ago. She was an amazing person who had the inner strength to survive cancer twice, the first time at the young age of 17. She was a talented and gifted seamstress and artist who made many gifts for friends and family. She also enjoyed playing BINGO and knitting.
Beverly was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Lakeland, FL and the American Legion Auxiliary in Lakeland.
Surviving are her sons, Leonard Mallozzi of Bath, NY and David Mallozzi of Utica; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ann and Joseph Barbano of Sherrill; Joanne and Stanley Hughes of FL; brother and sister-in-law, James and Joan Cook of Waterville; half-brothers and sisters-in-law, William and Patricia Cannon, Andrew and Janice Cannon, all of TX; a half-sister, Barbara Timian of TX; grandchildren, Elisha Mallozzi; Michael (Jill) Mallozzi; Nicholas (Lisha) Mallozzi; David Mallozzi, Delaney Mallozzi; Amorette Cavanaugh Bridgeport; Vincent Mallozzi, Frank Mallozzi; many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sons, Gerald and Mark Mallozzi, a daughter, Patricia Mallozzi, and an infant sister, Betty Jean Cook.
Memorial Services will be held at 11am Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home (Kloster & Northrop Memorial Chapel), 210 E. Main St., Waterville.
Interment will be in the Stockwell Cemetery.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.