Margaret Mary Balfoort


ORISKANY — Margaret Mary Balfoort, 92, of Oriskany passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of her family on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at the Masonic Care Community.

She was born on June 4, 1927 in Oriskany, NY a daughter of the late Raymond and Mary (Daly) King. She was educated in Oriskany Schools.

On May 8, 1944 at St. Stephens Church in Oriskany she was united in marriage to John J. Balfoort a blessed union of 59 years. Mr. Balfoort passed away in 2003.

She was a homemaker until she began her working career at the Eastern Star Home in Oriskany in the Dietary Dept. in 1975. She retired after 26 years of dedicated service.

Mrs. Balfoort was a lifelong member of St. Stephens Church until its closing, she then became a member of Our Lady of the Rosary Church in 2005. She had a deep devotion to her faith and said the rosary daily.

She is survived by two daughters, Rita and Gary Stewart of Clifton Park, NY, and Barb and Joe Chubbuck of Rome, NY; two sons, David and Barb Balfoort of Port Jefferson, NY and Robert and Linda Balfoort of New York Mills, NY; ten grandchildren Alicia (Chubbuck) Fleming and her husband Brandon, Kim (Stewart) Machiski and her husband Michael, Rachel and Jonathan Balfoort, Patricia (Balfoort) Parkhurst and her husband Kevin, Debra (Balfoort) Kothari and her husband Deepok, Vicki Balfoort and Fiancee Jimmy Sherman, Christina Balfoort, Steven Balfoort, and Robert Balfoort Jr.; and 13 great-grandchildren, Emma, Maddie, and Sophie Machiski, Destiny Aloncea, and Jada Sherman, Stephanie, William, and Kevin Parkhurst, Issac, Xavier, and Nikola Fleming, and Kyle Kothari; and several cherished nieces and a nephew, along with numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. She was predeceased by her husband John Balfoort; three brothers, Peter King, Raymond King, and Gilbert King; sisters-in-law, Leona King and Mary King, Ethel Burdick, Shirley Widay, and Theresa Murphy; brothers-in-law, Joe Byerwalters, and Frankie Byerwalters; and a grandson Joseph Michael Chubbuck.

The family would like to express their gratitude to close friends, Helen Block, and Jean Thomes, also Dr. Olteanu and all the Troy Household staff at the Masonic Care Community for making mom’s final hours as comfortable as possible. The family would also like to extend their gratitude to the administration and staff at Wiley Hall.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Dimbleby Funeral Homes Inc. Forty Main St. in Whitesboro and at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary Church in New Hartford where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Whitesboro. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday prior to the Funeral from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers please consider a Mass Card in Mrs. Balfoort’s Memory.

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