Josephine Mary BALLATO
Josephine Mary BALLATO
  • October 25, 1925 - October 22, 2017
  • Supply, North Carolina

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Josephine Mary Ballato, 91 of Supply, passed away on Saturday, October 22, 2017.

Mrs. Ballato was born October 25, 1925 in the Bronx, New York, the daughter of the late Antonio and Raffaella Ruggiero. She was raised in the Bronx, moved to Queens in 1968, and then to Brunswick County, North Carolina in 1994. Mrs. Ballato had a great sense of humor, and was known to tell it like it is. She loved entertaining, cooking great meals, but most of all she loved her family. Mrs. Ballato was a member of St Brendan's Catholic Church and had been active at the Senior Center for 17 years. Mrs. Ballato was preceded in death by her husband Rocco Ballato, a brother, and a sister.

Survivors include her four daughters, Barbara Commisso and husband Salvatore of Bellerose, New York, Susan Ballato and husband Wayne Melton of Supply, Joann Ballato of Supply, and Judy Chetri of Ozone Park, New York; ten grandchildren, Lisa Torborg and husband Scott, Michael Commisso, Mark Stanford, Jason Stanford, Julia Melton, Laura Melton - Baylor and husband Richard, Wayne Melton and wife Cassie, Stephanie Chetri, Christina Chetri, and Jennifer Chetri; and eight great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Kyle, Gianna, Sean, Patrick, Trisha, Katelyn, and Victoria.

The funeral mass will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at St Brendan's Catholic Church in Shallotte. The family will have visitation from 2-4pm and from 6-8pm on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at White Funeral and Cremation Service in Supply. The burial will be in the Pine Lawn Memorial Park in Farmingdale, New York.

In lieu of flowers, please donate in her memory to the Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter

You may offer online condolences at

White Funeral and Cremation Service Supply/Bolivia Chapel.