, Gloucester, MA

April 16, 2013

Sophie I. Balzarini, 89

Gloucester, MA — Sophie (Rose) Balzarini, 89, of Gloucester, passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2013, at her nieces home surrounded by her family and very good and longtime friend Jenny.

Sophie was born in Gloucester on August 31, 1923, daughter of the late Frank and Alice (Prady) Rose.

In addition to her niece, Sheila Neves, she is survived by her brother, Thomas Rose and wife, Mary, of Orlando, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son, Gary J. Balzarini; her siblings Alice Morse and husband John, Mary Gamradt and husband, John, Etta Costa and husband, Jon, Ernie Rose and wife, Bertha, Frank Rose and wife, Ellen.

ARRANGEMENTS: Her funeral mass will be held in Our Lady of Good Voyage Church on Thursday, April 18 at 9:30 a.m. Family and friends are cordially invited to attend. The burial will be held in Seaside Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. Arrangements are being conducted by the Greely Funeral Home, 212 Washington St., Gloucester. For online condolences, please visit