Doane Beal & Ames

160 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA


Danute Balta-Janson

August 23, 1921May 31, 2019

Danute (Lingvis) Balta-Janson, 97, of Hyannis, MA passed away peacefully on Friday, May 31, 2019. Danute was born in Kedainiai, Lithuania, the daughter of the late Leonas and Irena (Kognovickaite) Lingvis. She came to the U.S. in 1948 and settled in South Boston, MA. She lived most of her life in Milton, MA and later in Hyannis, MA Cape Cod. She lived with her daughter and son-in-law for 10 years in Raleigh, NC.

Before her retirement, Danute was a Nurse’s Aide; she worked in the Cardiac and Intensive Care Units at Milton Hospital. Danute’s accomplishments went well beyond raising family and career. While living in Lithuania, she was a Champion Ice Skater. She was also a gifted artist, who attended art school in Boston; was a member of the Milton Art Association and was featured in many exhibits. Cooking and gardening were but a few of her leisure pursuits. Her most cherished time was spent surrounded by family and friends. She will truly be missed by all those who knew her.

Danute is predeceased by her beloved first husband Kazys Balta (1975). She later married Vladas Janson with whom she shared several years of happiness. Vladas predeceased Danute (1998). Danute is survived by her three loving children Raymond (his wife Janice) Balta and Kristina (her husband Algis) Adomonis, both of Florida, and Andrew (his wife Vida) Balta of MA; her adored grandchildren Deborah, Lisa, Andrius and Lina; her cherished great-grandchildren Samantha, Zakary and Lauren; her sister Aurelija (her husband Algis) Putna and brother Juozas (his wife Egle) Lingvevicius. She is predeceased by her younger sister Irena Urbonavicius and Irena's husband Stasys.

A Funeral Mass will take place 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 at Our Lady of Victory Church, 230 S. Main St., Centerville, MA. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions in Danute’s memory may be made to: Lithuanian Foundation, 14911 127th Street Lemont, IL 60439.

For online condolences please visit www.doanebealameshyannis.com


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Raymond Balta

June 7, 2019

Dear Friends of Dana Janson

As Dana ‘s Oldest Son, I wish to share with you her Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren. This picture was taken seven years ago before our move to Florida.

Time, health and distance did not permit this final gathering to take place. I’m just so happy that she did come to visit a few years ago here in Florida.

Raymond Balta

June 7, 2019

Dear Friends of Dana Balta Janson

My Mother was the anchor of our family. It was at her insistence that we left Lithuania on July 4, 1944 just after I turned 2 just ahead of the Soviet advance.

This picture was taken by my Father Kazys (Charles) of my Mother and I with her Uncle and Cousins. Through her strength we remained Free. I wish to share this little known memory.

Rob and Mary-Ann Harris

June 7, 2019

Dear Kris, Henry & Family:

We had on many occasions the pleasure of spending time with Dana while visiting Kris and Henry either in Raleigh or LBK. We shared many stories, hers always being more interesting and had many good laughs together. Dana lived a life that could hardly be considered ordinary. She lived through the second world war, moved from her beloved Lithuania and eventually settled in MA, where she began her family. In conversations with Dana it was very apparent that she loved her family and enjoyed spending time with them. She always seemed to be so happy with Kris and Henry. Dana also spoke often of her many friends and her life in Cape Cod. She was rich with family and friends and always seemed to be happy.

We'll miss you Dana, rest in peace.

Condolences to Kris, Henry and family.

Rob, Mary-Ann and Margrit

Joanne Morin

June 4, 2019

Dana was a loved and appreciated woman in our long standing bible study in Raleigh, NC. Her kindness, joy, and youthful spirit served to inspire us weekly! She loved Jesus and fought the good fight. Dana will be missed but we rejoice that she is resting at peace with her Savior and Lord. Prayers for her family during this difficult time. Rest well, Dana.

Aurelia Borges

June 4, 2019

Danute was my Mom's good friend. We have known her for a long time. She was an outstanding person, full of wit and wisdom. Her advice freely and kindly given way always appreciated. Lately I spent a lot of time with her when I was on Cape Cod and missed her while in Florida. Danute was a lady whom I greatly admired . Condolences to Raymond, Kristina and Andy and families. May she rest in peace!

Ginny Liverance

June 4, 2019

Dana was a beloved member of our small women's neighborhood Bible study in Raleigh, NC, a lovely person and treasured sister in Christ. She will be greatly missed.

Sue Kosinski

June 4, 2019

Gail Quinn

June 4, 2019

Dana was one of a kind. We met while both living in Raleigh, NC and attending Bible Study in her neighborhood. We soon discovered we had the Cape in common and spent many fun filled summer hours together . We would run our errands and often get a bite to eat while out. Dana was a gifted story teller and I learned much from her about another culture and way of life. I miss her but know she is with our Lord and Savior.

Janice Balta

June 1, 2019

My last memory of Dana was a wonderful one. In 2016 she came to our new home in Fl. She was so happy to come and see where son lived. We had so many laughs and good memories that we talked about. We were so happy she could come and visit. Love you Dana❤