Geraldine Balboni Melnyk, 93, passed away on September 2, 2020. Born in Springfield, she was the daughter of the late James & Adele (Montanari) Balboni.
Geraldine attended Springfield schools graduating from Commerce High School in 1944. She married the love of her life, Michael Melnyk, and spent 48 wonderful years together until Michael’s death in 1996.
She performed clerical work for many years, retiring from MassMutual. She also worked at her parents’ business, Balboni Gardens. She enjoyed hunting for 4-leaf clovers, having much success. She was known for her love of flowers and gardening.
Geraldine will be dearly missed by her son, James & wife Marcia of Rowley, MA, daughter, Katherine Frye of Westfield, grandchildren, Diana, Kathryn & Jonathan, and sister-in-law, Gilda Balboni of Springfield. Sadly, she was also predeceased by her twin brother Gerald.
Family and friends are invited to Geraldine’s funeral services beginning with a visiting hour at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 9, at Tazzini Funeral Home, 22 Locust St. in Springfield, with a Prayer service celebrated by Transitional Deacon Antonio Lopez of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church at 11:45; followed by her private burial at Massachusetts Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery in Agawam. Masks & social distancing required at all.
Please visit www.TazziniFuneralHome.com for condolences.