Antonina Balistreri, daughter of Giuseppe and Rosa Balistreri, born on May 24th, 1928 in Aspra, Sicily. She was the fourth born of twelve siblings.
She married the love of her life, Filippo Balistreri, in 1952. In 1958, she immigrated to San Diego accompanied by her four-year-old daughter, to join her husband. Together, they enjoyed a long life of love, family, laughter and food. She was devoted to her family, church, and was loved by all.
She is survived by daughters Vittoria, Rose, Maria (Tony) and Antoinette, twelve grandchildren, five great grandchildren, as well as siblings Ignazia, Vittoria (Pietro), Stefano (Anna), Providenza (Filippo), Benito (Margherita) and cherished her loving relationship with Rosalie (Nino) and her many in-laws. She is preceded in death by her husband Filippo, son-in-law Stefano, brothers Pietro, Silvio, Filippo, Giovanni, Batista and Girolamo. She will be missed by many.