Balerna, Joseph J., of Cumberland RI formerly of Stratham NH and Sharon passed peacefully on April 25 at the age of 88. Beloved husband of Concetta (D'Alessandro) of 65 years. Devoted father of Maria Fidler and her husband John of Taunton, Donna Moore of Naples Florida, Joseph Jr. and his wife Carol of North Stonington CT, and Stephen of Sharon. Cherished brother of John Balerna of Long Boat Key Florida, Al Balerna of Dedham, and the late Gino, Emma DeCristafaro, and Lillian Russo. Loving "Grampy" of 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, in laws, and friends. A mass of christian burial will be celebrated Monday May 3 at 11:00 am at Most Precious Blood Church 43 Maple Street Hyde Park. Please wear a mask and respect social distancing. Internment at Forest Hills Cemetery. Joe was a proud Air Force Veteran. Please in lieu of flowers all donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital www.stjude.org.
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