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Marie M. Balent

Marie M. Balent, 93, of Dupont, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2023, at the River View Nursing and Rehab Center, Wilkes-Barre. She was born in Dupont, April 27, 1929, and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Stephanie (Ritzie) Balent.

Marie was a very devoted member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Dupont having been a member of its Altar and Rosary Society and St. Cecilia’s Choir. She was a graduate of Dupont High School, Class of 1947, and attended Empire Beauty School. Marie worked in the local garment industry and then worked for many years for the Consolidated Cigar Company, West Pittston and worked briefly for Crown Juvenile, Kingston.

Marie enjoyed spending time with her family and friends; she loved to travel on many group outings and loved attending weekly bingo held at the Germania Hose Company, Duryea. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her sister, Eva Balent and her brother George Balent and sister-in-law Gloria Balent.

Marie is survived by her sister Eleanor Balent, of Dupont and her brother Joseph Balent, of Dupont and sister-in-law Romaine Balent, of York, PA. Also surviving are her nieces and nephews; Sylvia Balent, of York, Pa., Judith Bachkosky and her husband Robert, of Fishers, IN., Mary Beth Tabit and her husband Joseph, of Plains, and Joseph Balent and his wife Robin, of Charlotte, NC. great nieces and great nephews.

Marie’s family would like to thank the staff of Compassionate Care Hospice for their kindness and excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 21, 2023, at 9:30am from Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with a mass of Christian burial at 10:00am at Our Lady of The Eucharist Parish Church, 535 North Main St., Pittston with Fr. Paul McDonnell officiating. Friends may call on Thursday evening, April 20th from 5pm-7pm. Interment will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, Dupont.

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