Southborough – Ernest A. Balabanis Sr., 71, died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 at Marlborough Hospital after suddenly being stricken ill at home.
He leaves his wife of 20 years, Janet Purney-Balabanis; his children, Ernest Balabanis Jr., Ellen Ann Balabanis and Theo Balabanis; his sisters, Marilyn Moriarty and Claire Ehntholt; and nieces and nephews.
Born in Boston, the son of Ernest and Doris (Langman) Balabanis, he was a graduate of Jamaica Plain High School, attended Boston University and was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during Korean Conflict.
After his tour of duty, Mr. Balabanis worked for Mutual Life Insurance of New York for 20 years and Minnesota Mutual Life as a sales agent in the Boston area. He later retired in 2002 from Kitchen and Kutchen of Burlington as their longtime Account Manager.
He was a former member of the Woodland Country Club of Newton; enjoyed the beach, fishing, golfing, reading and traveling; and was a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.
A memorial service was held Dec. 18 from the Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society of Westborough. The Morris Funeral Home of Southborough directed arrangements. Memorial contributions maybe made to the American Heart Association, 20 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.