In Memory of




Obituary for Janet Balara (Vetrulli)

BALARA, Janet (nee Vetrulli), on February 2, 2021, of Haddon Twp NJ, formerly of Mt. Laurel and Philadelphia. She was 85.
Beloved wife of the late James J. Balara. Loving mother of Scott (Donna) Balara, Marc (Donna) Balara, Jamie Balara and Curt (Michele) Balara. Dearly loved grandmother of 11 grandchildren; Scott Jr. (Cindy), Nicholas, Victoria, Alexandra, Gabrielle, Duncan, Matthew, Vincent, Nicholas, Samantha and Sophia and 5 great granddaughters, Lily, Maggie, Josie, Kayley Janet and Luella. Dear sister of Ellen Angerame and Godmother of Michelle Perry (nee Angerame).
Janet was born and raised in South Philly where she met her husband, Jim. They married and moved to the Northeast to raise their children. Janet was passionately and selflessly devoted to her family, who she loved dearly. Her faith in God was strong, relentless and endearing. A beautiful woman, inside and out, she kept her grace, class and sophistication to the very end.
Relatives and friends are invited to the viewing on Tuesday February 9 from 9:15-10:15am at St. Timothy's Church 3001 Levick St. Philadelphia, where her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30am. Entombment to follow at Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum Cherry Hill NJ
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Janet's memory to Alzheimer's Association Delaware Valley Chapter 399 Market St #250, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or

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Mrs. Balara's Funeral Mass