She attended schools in Danbury,graduating from DHS in the class of 1955, and graduated from Danbury State Teachers College in 1957. She worked for the Department of Dining Services at the University of Connecticut for over 20 years. She was an accomplished artist dealing in a variety of media and she loved feeding the birds and watching the UCONN Huskies.
She is survived by her aunt, Madeline Swan of Niantic; her sister Joyce Perusse of Virginia Beach,Va.; three nieces, Renee and her husband Christopher of Rotonda Beach,Fl.,Robin DiCentes and her husband Joseph of Virginia Beach,Va., Sharon Geegan of New Milford, two nephews, Dean Balzarini and his wife Christine of Danbury; Douglas Balzarini,Jr. and his wife Kristin of Naugatuck, her cousin, Robert Swan and his wife Jane of Niantic, and her devoted friend of 34 years, Sheila Devine of Lebanon, with whom she made her home with.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Douglas Balzarini. She leaves behind many friends and she will always be Aunt Marsha to Kate, Elizabeth, Frankie, Christina, Robbie, Justin, Anthony, Anna and Jason.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Care of the arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester,Ct.