Tara Lynn Jacobs Balich

July 22, 1983 - September 27, 2011
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Tara L. Jacobs Balich 28 of Westerly Circle Ludlow died Tuesday September 27 in Baystate Medical Center. Born in Stoneham, MA July 22, 1983 daughter of Paul L. Jacobs and Rita Bruce-Jacobs. She was a 2001 Graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Dover, NH. She later graduated from Rivier College of Nashua, NH in 2005, and furthered her education obtaining her Masters Degree from Plymouth State University of Plymouth, NH. She worked as an educator for the City of Springfield, working as an art instructor. She was the devoted wife of Garrett W. Balich, and loving mother of Aurora Rose,and Gwenevieve Olivia Balich all of Ludlow, daughter of Paul L. Jacobs and Rita Bruce-Jacobs of Newmarket, NH, sister of Paul B. Jacobs of Newmarket, NH beloved daughter in law of Paulette M.( Wyman) and George T. Balich of Beverly, MA also survived by her maternal grandmother Jane I Bruce of Pittsfield, MA and God Daughter of Paul H. Bruce of Pittsfield, MA also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family members and friends.

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Funeral Services Celebrating her life will be Saturday October 1, 2011 at 1:30 PM at the Kapinos-Mazur Funeral Home 64 Sewall St. Ludlow Msgr. Homer P. Gosselin will preside.

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Ludlow, MA 1056


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Born: July 22, 1983
Died: September 27, 2011

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Colleen and Al Cox posted on 9/28/11

Our thoughts and prayers are with both the Jacobs and Balich fmilies. Tara lit up the world with her kindness, warmth, and beauty. We loved having her as a guest in our home. With deepest sympathy, Colleen and Al Cox Newburyport, MA


Daniel P. & Joan Kenney Fitzgerald posted on 9/28/11

Our heartfelt condolences to the Balich and Jacobs families. A glory has left this earth far too soon. May she rest in eternal peace and may the comfort of family and friends be ever so near you in this time of unspeakable sorrow.


Debora Masterson posted on 9/29/11

We were saddened to hear of Tara's passing. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. My your wonderful memories help sustain you during this time and always. We will be making a donation to the Jimmy Fund in memory of Tara. Warmest regards, Debora Masterson, Deanna & Troy Makinen


Madelyn Frick posted on 9/29/11

Tara's life touched this world in a way no one else could, she left not only wonderful memories but lasting imprints in all of our hearts.


Judy Dart posted on 9/30/11

Paulette, I am so sorry to hear of this most tragic loss. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family, Tara's family and her dear children. May God be with you all. Judy Dart


Jim & Cindy Bruce posted on 10/1/11

Tara was a beautiful woman, wife, mother and niece - She had a heart of love. She was courageous and positive each day, and we will embrace her memory forever. May God's love surround her family. You are in our thoughts and our hearts. Uncle Jimmy and Aunt Cindy Bruce