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Theresa Balsamo
(06-21-1945 - 11-27-2016)

Theresa Balsamo, 71, of Elgin passed away Sunday November 27, 2016 in her home. She was born June 21, 1945 in Chicago the daughter of James and Ann Drazba O’Hagan. She had been a resident of Elgin for the past 4 years and was employed at Northwest Community Hospital as an X-Ray Technician before retiring.

She was a member of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Elgin.


Surviving are her husband, Nicholas “Nick” Balsamo whom she married August 9, 1975, her 2 children, James V. (Kristin) Balsamo and Katherine (Rodney) Schueller and 2 grandchildren, Alexis and and Isabella.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 sisters, Peggy Uyeda and Maureen Gantz, 2 brothers, Patrick and Danny O’Hagan.

Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM, Thursday, December 1 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Elgin. Burial will be private at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM at Laird Funeral Home, Elgin and Thursday from 9:45 AM until the time of mass in the church. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society or St. Thomas More Catholic Church. www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com or 847-741-8800. 

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