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Adeline Balduzzi
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She was a life-long resident of Escalon, born February 20, 1925. She attended Burwood School and graduated from Escalon High School.

She worked at Stanislaus County Welfare Finance Department for many years. Following her retirement from county service she worked with young children as a teacher's aide and librarian in the Escalon School District. She enjoyed assisting non-English speaking children learn English and encouraged them to pursue education. She was a member of the YLI.

Although she had no children of her own, she was an active participant in the lives of her nieces, nephews and godchildren. She enjoyed being with family and friends and traveling, especially in the mountains where she and husband Virgil often gathered wild mushrooms. She was well known for her marinated wild mushrooms and other wonderful dishes that she shared at family gatherings. She was talented at interior and landscaping design.

Survivors include her husband, Virgil Balduzzi; her sister, Rose Clarot, 12 nieces and nephews, 22 great nieces and nephews and six great-great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sisters, Isabel Simas of Manteca and Mary Lopes of Escalon; her brother Joseph Lopes of Escalon; and her sister-in-law Orcelina Balduzzi.

Visitation will be at Deegan Chapel at 1441 San Joaquin Street, Escalon on Thursday, May 28 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Rosary and Holy Mass at St. Patrick's, 19399 East Highway 120, Escalon at noon on Friday, May 29.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1765 Challenge Way #115, Sacramento, CA 95815.

Arrangements by Deegan Chapel in Escalon with an online register book available at

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

Mary 27, 2009