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Antoinette Balascio Regina

Antoinette Balascio Regina, a lifelong resident of New Rochelle, passed away on September 18, 2017. She was 92.
Antoinette was born on January 17, 1925 in New Rochelle to the late Nicholas and Carolina (Eremita) Giannotti. She was an experienced seamstress, who was always there, even at the last moment to “hem this please!” She was loyal, loving and always there for her family and others. She loved to cook and bake, and many will remember her for her “Pizzelles” that she shared with everyone.
She is survived by her son Michael (Vicki) Balascio; her daughter Diane (Peter) Swift; she was “Grams” to three grandchildren Heidi Swift, Aubrey (Jason) Keely and Alex Swift; her two great grandchildren Easton and Isabel Keely. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and her longtime friend and companion Jerry Zallo.
She is predeceased by her beloved husband Frank Balascio; her second husband Angelo “Reggie” Regina; her sister Caroline Bollettieri and her brother Michael Giannotti.
Visitation is scheduled for Wednesday from 4-8pm at Lloyd Maxcy & Sons Beauchamp Chapel, 16 Shea Pl, New Rochelle. A Mass is scheduled on Thursday 10:30am at Blessed Sacrament Church. Interment will follow at Beechwoods Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital through the mail at 501 St Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105 and online at or to Blessed Sacrament Church at 15 Shea Place New Rochelle NY 10801.

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