Louis Joseph Balsamo, DDS of Union City, NJ, died peacefully at home on Monday, February 15, 2021. Born in Jersey City May 5,1932. Educated in the Union City public schools, Saint Peters College and Georgetown University Dental School. He practiced dentistry in Union City and performed dental screenings for the Union City Board of Education until his retirement. He was an active parishioner and generous supporter of St. Joseph & Michael Church, Union City. Dr. Balsamo was also a generous contributor to many organizations including The Northeast Province of Jesuits. He is predeceased by his parents Michael and Rose (Cascardo) Balsamo, seven brothers and one sister: Dr. Anthony and Margaret Balsamo, Rafael and Margaret Balsamo, Edward and Veronica Balsamo, Arthur and Marion Balsamo, Phyllis (R.N.) and George Crimmins, Robert and Paula Balsamo, Dr. Francis X Balsamo, Dr. Michael Balsamo. He is also survived by a sister-in-law Pauline Balsamo, many nieces and nephews, Dr. Luisita Lee Ho, and a life-long friend, Dr. Anthony Martella.
Mass is being offered at St. Joseph & Michael Church,1314 Central Ave., Union City on Saturday February 27, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington. Failla-McKnight Memorial Home, Hoboken, is handling the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to St. Joseph & Michael Church or The Northeast Province of Jesuits, 39 E83rd. St. NY, NY 10028.