Online Obituary

Dawn A. Balasco
6/6/1964 - 2/3/2014

Dawn A.  Balasco

49, of Johnston, passed away on Monday, February 3, 2014 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in North Providence. Dawn was the loving wife of George McCarthy. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of Russell Balasco and the late Joyce (Folcarelli) Balasco.

Besides her husband, she is survived by her sister Nadine Balasco-Matheson and her husband Brian of Cape Coral, FL. Dawn was the niece to Fred and Lorna Cioci, David Folcarelli, and Douglas and Elizabeth Folcarelli.

Her funeral will be held from the NARDOLILLO FUNERAL HOME & Crematory, 1278 Park Avenue, Cranston on Monday at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary’s Church, Cranston at 10 a.m. Burial will take place in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. VISITING HOURS: Sunday 4-8 p.m.


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From: Maryanne Zanfagna   Warwick, RI
Relationship:  Elementary hig school friend

My deepest sympathies are with you and your family, Dawn and I were great friends through out our school years, she was a beautiful humerous soul, kind and compassionate, I'll never forget her, prayers and blessings with you all during his most difficult time.
Sent:  2/5/2014


From: rayna romano   east prov
Relationship:  friend

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you
Sent:  2/5/2014


From: Vincent georgantis   north providence
Relationship:  friend

My thoughts and prayers are with the family
Sent:  2/5/2014


From: Robyn Luther Ladouceur   Cranston
Relationship:  High school class mate

So sad to hear of Dawns passing. I have such fond memories of meeting her at Western Hills. She was always smiling and happy.
Sent:  2/5/2014


From: Sally Ruggieri   Cranston
Relationship:  Friend and Former Neighbor

I am shocked and saddened by this news. I have fond memories of Dawn, Nadine, and their family. I am so sad for their loss. God has gained another Angel; one with a contagious laugh and a beautiful smile!! Rest in peace Dawn. God Bless your family. --Sally
Sent:  2/5/2014


From: Lori Bouchard   Naples
Relationship:  friend from school

God Bless and condolence to the family.
Sent:  2/5/2014


From: Janice De Pasquale   Susiun City
Relationship:  Cousin

Words cannot express my sadness at the passing of Dawn. God must have needed her to take her at such a young age. She is at peace. Peace be with you all. Love Cousin Janice
Sent:  2/5/2014


From: Vinny Raviele   Houston
Relationship:  Family Friend

Dear: Russ, David, Doug, so sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace.
Sent:  2/5/2014


From: Dante Ciambrone   johnston,ri
Relationship:  neighbor and childhood friend

Please accept my deepest sympathies,i have many childhood memories with Dawn and the entire family may she rest in peace
Sent:  2/5/2014


From: Ann Marie Johnnene   Foxboro
Relationship:  in-law

To Gig and all of Dawn's family and friends, We are so sorry to hear of Dawn's passing. What a sweet angel. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Love, Uncle George, Donna, Patty & Tara, Ann Marie, Stephen, Matthew & Olivia
Sent:  2/5/2014


From: Ann Palmer Wardrip   St Johns Fl
Relationship:  School friend

So sorry to hear about dawns passing. She was a great personality! !! My thoughts and prayers to her family.
Sent:  2/5/2014


From: Salvatore j Ruggieri   Cranston
Relationship:  Friend from the neighborhood

Dawn was a fun kid to hang with we all hung together all the neighborhood kids. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family she will be missed
Sent:  2/5/2014


From: Susan Raposa-Fusco   Cranston
Relationship:  Elementary-high school friend

My deepest sympathy to Dawn's family. I have very fond memories of her from West View Elementary School to Cranston West. Heaven gained a new angel who was fun to be around and a contagious smile. May the memories you have of Dawn bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Rest in Peace Dawn. God Bless you.
Sent:  2/5/2014


From: Nancy Casey   Dorchester, Ma
Relationship:  Sister in Law

Dawn was a great sister in law. She always had a kind word and a smile for everyone. My girls will miss their Auntie Dawn.
Sent:  2/6/2014


From: Robert Caramante   North Kingstown
Relationship:  friend

My thought and prayers go out to Dawns friends and family
Sent:  2/7/2014


From: Brian B   Cranston
Relationship:  Neighbor

I would like to express my sincere condolences to the family and friends. The Bible book of Isaiah makes the promise that, “your dead loved ones will live again… they will rise up. (Isaiah 26:19)” and this promise will soon come true by means of God’s Kingdom (Matthew 6:9, 10). For Jesus said, “Do not marvel at this…all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out…to a resurrection. (John 5:28, 29)” God’s purpose is for mankind to live forever upon the earth (Psalm 37:29). All these promises will come true and what a joy it will be to see your beloved Dawn once again. I hope these thoughts and words from God’s Word the Bible provide you with a measure of comfort during this time of grief. (Psalms 83:18).
Sent:  2/8/2014


From: Nadine Balasco-Matheson   Cape Coral, Florida
Relationship:  Sister

My precious Dawn, I miss you terribly. When mom passed we had each other to cry with, and the 3 musketeers became 2... Now what do I do? I am so lost and heart broken once again. However,I am so happy we were so close and could talk about anything, ie bubble gum lol. The memories that I have will have to suffice, for now. Until we meet again my beautiful Dawn. I will always love you, Nadine
Sent:  2/8/2014


From: Gail Julian  
Relationship:  friend /classmate Western Hills and Cranston West

To Dawn's family Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Dawn was known for her beautiful smile and her infectious laugh . I was lucky enough to share several classes with her through out our jr and high school years . She always made our classes more fun . She is missed by all of her classmates
Sent:  2/8/2014


From: Carol Rhodey   Dorchester
Relationship:  Friend

Gig, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Please let me know if there is ANYTHING we can do for you...Love from the Rhodey Family....xoxo
Sent:  2/8/2014


From: carol dionne   n.smithfield
Relationship:  friend

Doug Beth Lorna David Fred Gig So sorry for your loss Dawn was a wonderful lady we will miss her.God Bless Carol
Sent:  2/8/2014


From: bib and jacqueline   dorchester
Relationship:  friend

gig, bib and I are thinking of you at this difficult time. we are here for you. love bib and jacqueline
Sent:  2/8/2014


From: Carol Ann Fahey   Berkley
Relationship:  Sister-in-law

Gig, we are saddened at Dawn's passing. She was your love and a wonderful person, sister-in-law and aunt to Lauren, Shannon & Nicole. She will be missed. Love, Sis, Bob & Lauren
Sent:  2/9/2014


From: Ted Colozzi   Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Relationship:  Childhood friend and Neighbor

Nadine and family, My deepest sympathy for the loss of Dawn. I have many fond memories of all of us growing up together. I hope you take comfort in knowing we are all thinking about you.
Sent:  2/9/2014


From: Edward Stravato, Sr.   Johnston,R.I.
Relationship:  Family Friend

Dear Russell and Family, I was very sorry to hear of the loss of your daughter. You and your family will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace. Sincerely, Mr.& Mrs. Edward W. Stravato, Sr.
Sent:  2/9/2014


From: Carol Ann Fahey   Berkley, MA
Relationship:  Sister-in-law

Gig, we are so sorry that you lost your love. Dawn was a wonderful, caring person, sister-in-law and 'Auntie Dawn' to Lauren, Shannon and Nicole. She will be greatly missed! Love, Sis, Bob & Lauren
Sent:  2/9/2014


From: Karen Frick Lombardi   Severna Park
Relationship:  Friend

Gig, I was saddened to hear of your recent loss. I know you and Dawn had something very special. Love and prayers are with you and with her family.
Sent:  2/9/2014


From: Theresa Hatch Flaherty   Weymouth. MA
Relationship:  friend of George

Dear Gig, I am so sorry for your loss and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time. Love, Theresa......
Sent:  2/9/2014


From: Betty & Shaun   Dorchester
Relationship:  Our Good Friend

Gig.....I think meeting and marrying Dawn was the best thing you ever did. We are so sorry about her passing. She is no longer in pain and is up in heaven with all the angels and looking down on you. It was such a pleasure getting too know her. Praying for you and all of her family and friends.
Sent:  2/9/2014


From: patti morris   weymouth
Relationship:  friend of George

Dear Gig - So sorry to hear of the loss of your wife Dawn. Carol Ann told us of her struggles, may she rest in peace safely in the arms of God. You are in our thoughts and prayers during your time of sadness. Love, Peter and Patti Morris
Sent:  2/10/2014


From: Caroline Norato   Cranston
Relationship:  Friend from Western Hills/Cranston West

My sincerest sympathies to Dawn's friends and family. I will always remember Dawn's contagious smile and laugh. May you find peace and comfort in all the wonderful memories that you shared.
Sent:  2/10/2014


From: Lyn Brock-Mallon   dorchester
Relationship:  friend

Gig, i am so very sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with you. You have a very special angel watching over you now! xoxo
Sent:  2/10/2014


From: Al Mallon   Dorchester
Relationship:  Friend

Gig...I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Sent:  2/10/2014


From: The Brock Family   Dorchester
Relationship:  Friend

Gig, we are sorry for your loss. Take comfort in knowing she is at peace now.
Sent:  2/11/2014


From: Danielle pare   Dorchester
Relationship:  Friend

Gig so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you
Sent:  2/11/2014


From: Christine and Donald Stetz  
Relationship:  Friend to George

Gig we are so saddened to hear of the loss of your wife. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace. Sending you a hug. Love, Christine and Donald
Sent:  2/11/2014