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Nafije Gjonbalaj

January 1, 1935October 13, 2018

Nafije Gjonbalaj passed away on October 13, 2018 in Chandler, Arizona.

Nafije's life will be celebrated by family and friends and her memory will live on always.

Services will be held at a later date, please check back for an update on the service information.

Arrangements are under the direction of Lakeshore Mortuary, Mesa, Arizona.

Lakeshore Mortuary 1815 S. Dobson Rd. Mesa, Arizona 85202

If you have any questions or need assistance, please call (480) 838-5639.


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Leanne Wickremasinghe

December 22, 2018

Nafije Gjonbalaj was a second mother to me. I had the privilege to call her 'Mommy'. Being away from home for almost 20 plus years and having lost my own mom almost 9 years ago, mommy was a big part of my life from about 2001 right upto the time She left us. To my children's became grandma. Her two daughters were, and are, and will forever be, my sisters. Mommy's 3 grand children and mine are brothers and sisters and my niece and nephews.
Words cannot express the void she has left in the lives of all those who knew and love her.... She left behind a lot of beautiful memories that we could remember with love and laughter cos she was so full of fun and so loving and caring in her ways.

But she is at peace now. Safe with the Lord. And some day we shall meet again. Me, and my sisters look forward to that day. Till then rest well momma... Love u forever.


Veska Rushing

December 15, 2018

Our Mother was the most amazing, loving, generous woman and we had the honor of loving and enjoying her here in Arizona. She was memorialized back east, as we spent most of our lives in New York. On the same day, she had a memorial in Kosovo. Our Mom touched many lives and many showed up to honor her.

Thank you to our family in New York, New Jersey and Kosovo for a wonderful memorial remembrance of her life.