Claire Alicia Bala

  • Born: February 3, 1982
  • Died: March 3, 2019
  • Location: Burlingame, California

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Burlingame, CA 94010

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Claire Alicia Bala, age 37, died in her Burlingame, California home, Sunday March 3rd, 2019, after a valiant fight against ovarian cancer. Claire was born February 3rd, 1982 in Red Bank, New Jersey to Maura and Oldemeiro Bala. Claire spent her first 30 years living in New Jersey. For the past 7 years, she has lived with her brother, Marc, and his family in Burlingame.

Claire graduated from Middletown South High School and earned her bachelor's degree from Georgian Court University in 2008. Claire worked at the Middletown Township library for 8 years and subsequently was a volunteer at the Burlingame library, participated in the ArtReach program in Daly City and the One Step Beyond program for adults with developmental disabilities in San Mateo. Claire also worked at Revelry Cycling Studio in San Mateo for 4 years.

Claire loved to spend time with her family, and she treasured the time she spent with her cousins, nieces and nephews. Claire was an avid traveler, enjoyed art and music, and especially loved attending her nieces and nephews sporting events.

She was an amazing and wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, niece and friend, and will be missed by everyone that knew her. She was preceded in death by her mother, Maura and her father, Oldemeiro.
Claire was survived by her brother, Marc, sister-in-law, Francie, their three children Tommy (11), Patrick (9) and Maggie (7) Bala of Burlingame, CA, her brother, Alex Bala of Long Branch, New Jersey, and her niece, Riley O'Connell of Middletown, New Jersey.

Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm with a funeral mass to follow at 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Our Lady of Angels Church, 1721 Hillside Drive, Burlingame, CA,

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to One Step Beyond ( and Ovarian Cancer research (Gynecologic Oncology Fund at California Pacific Medical Center Foundation).


Condolence & Memory Journal

With deepest sympathies to the family of Claire. May you find true comfort in knowing that God promises that we will see our loved ones again (1Thessalonians 4:14)

Posted by C. I.    March 08, 2019

Dearest Marc, Francie, and family, I just wanted you to know that Bill and I were both very saddened to hear of Claire's passing on Sunday. She was a wonderful, loving and sweet young woman and all who knew her were blessed to have shared in the warmth of her smile whenever she saw someone she knew. We will always remember her with much love and affection. She was also so very blessed to have all of you in her life, supporting her every step of her way. What a gift you all were to her. A life gone much too
soon. Love, Bill and Jeanne

Posted by A friend   March 06, 2019

Posted by Sonia Quiles - Long Branch, NJ   March 06, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Claire. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure that fills your heart with love and brings you joy. May you find comfort in Jesus promise of the hope of everlasting life at John 6:40.

Posted by VG    March 06, 2019

So sorry to hear of Claire's passing. I lost track of all of you after you moved but thought of you often and wondered how you were doing

Posted by Yvonne Bennett - River Plaza, NJ   March 06, 2019

Posted by Yvonne Bennett - River Plaza, SC   March 06, 2019

I have such wonderful memories of all of you. I remember when Maura went into labor with Claire. Exciting times. It was fun living next door to you all and will treasure those memories. Claire was such a sweet person. I remember seeing her at the Middletown library. Always a smile on her face. She will be missed by so many that loved her. My hugs and prayers to all her family and friends.

Posted by Diane Fairlie - Middletown, NJ   March 05, 2019

To the Bala Family
I was a friend of Claire's since high school. Our friendship grew more and more. Through the years we didn't live close anymore but we kept in touch with talking on the phone for her birthday, my birthday and holidays. May she Rest In Peace. Now she is with her grandmother, father and mother. Prayers sent your for the family through this difficult time

Posted by Patricia Feldman - Palm Harbor, FL   March 05, 2019

May you find comfort and peace in your memories of your loved one. May the God of peace comfort you. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17

Posted by A friend   March 05, 2019

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