Denise Agostarola Balsama

October 14, 1955April 28, 2021

Denise Balsama (nee Agostarola) 10/14/1955—04/28/2021

Devoted & loving mother of Daniel T. Balsama (Courtney, daughter in law), Liberty (Granddog), beloved sister of Joanne Agostarola, devoted life partner Darryl Mapp and all her loving nieces, nephews and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents Daniel & Amelia Agostarola (Messina), her brother Robert Agostarola and her sister-in-law, Gail Donahue. Denise was a devoted mother to her son, Danny who was truly the “THE APPLE OF HER EYE”.

Denise retired from Independence Blue Cross after a 20 year career. Moving to Lewes, DE after her retirement then recently moving back to Cherry Hill, NJ to be closer to her son.

She was a lover of horses, an artist, talented pianist, and always enjoyed all types of card games. She also enjoyed watching movies on her big screen TV and could quote classic movie lines for any occasion. If you were lucky enough to have Denise as a friend, you were blessed with her loyalty and caring heart, always there to listen and support you.

She fought through many health issues over the last year but COVID was just to much for her to overcome. She is now pain free and joins her beloved family in heaven that is waiting for her with open arms.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to: WOODFORD CEDAR RUN WILDLIFE REFUGE (, 4 Sawmill Rd Medford NJ 08055

Interment will be private...


  • Daniel T. Balsama, Son
  • Courtney, Daughter-in-law
  • Liberty, Grand-Dog
  • Joanne Agostarola, Sister
  • Darryl Mapp, Life Partner
  • Daniel Agostarola, Father (deceased)
  • Amelia Agostarola (nee Messina), Mother (deceased)
  • Robert Agostarola, Brother (deceased)
  • Gail Donahue, Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Denise is also survived by her loving nieces, nephews and friends.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Gale Touger

May 6, 2021

Lisa (a very good friend since high school) has told me how caring you were towards your mom. May her memory be a blessing.

Michael Jouaneh

May 2, 2021

So sorry for the loss of Denise. She was a wonderful person and great listener. I always appreciated and cherished her advice. She knew exactly how I felt and what to say. She will be missed. May she Rest In Peace.


bill and luann jentsch

May 1, 2021

so so sorry Dan and Courtney

Lisa Easterby

May 1, 2021

Our heartfelt sympathies to our son-in-law Dan on this untimely loss of his mother, Denise Balsama and also to the rest of their family, including our daughter Courtney and their dog (Denise's grand dog whom she loved). We are here to support you and hope that the memories you have of her will comfort you during this difficult time and beyond.

Love Lisa and Rob Easterby