Died: Jul. 6, 2011
Marie Antoinette (Ballester) Engel, 80, of Newington, the beloved wife of the late Egon Engel, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 at Hartford Hospital. Born in New Britain, the daughter of the late Albert and Theresa (Poquet) Ballester, she graduated from New Britain high school and later moved to Newington where she lived for the past 50 years. A member of Holy Spirit Church in Newington, Marie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved her family more than anything. She was a great singer, loved to dance, knit, and crochet, and enjoyed cooking for family and friends. Marie leaves her son Robert Engel and his wife Sharon of Finksburg, MD, her daughter Jeannine Wanczyk and her husband David of Wethersfield, her grandchildren, Jacob and Samantha Engel, her step grandchildren, Christine and Edward Wanczyk, her niece Marie, and her beloved family friend Frank Giannini and his parents John and Nancy. In addition to her loving husband, she was predeceased by her brother Albert Ballester Jr. Relatives and friends are invited to call TOMORROW from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Newington Memorial Funeral Home, 20 Bonair Ave. Newington, CT 06111, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Spirit Church in Newington. She will be laid to rest with her husband, Egon, in West Meadow cemetery in Newington immediately following the Mass. Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation of CT, 2139 Silas Deane Hwy., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. To share a memory with her family, please visit us at www.newingtonmemorial.com.