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Paul Baldo Balducci

December 6, 1938 — January 4, 2024

Augusta, GA

Paul Baldo Balducci

 

Augusta, GA – Entered into rest Thursday, January 4, 2024, Mr. Paul Baldo Balducci, 85, loving husband of 30 years to the late Maria Lydia Balducci de Ortiz.

 

Paul was a native of Richmond, Virginia and joined the United States Navy at age 17. In 1959 he began a career with the U.S. Post Office and retired after 38 years of service. He became a member of the Alleluia Community in 1978 and was a member at Green Meadows Golf Club. He was also a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and for many years brought communion to the sick and shut-in.

 

Paul grew up in the middle of a large Italian family in Richmond, and he loved telling stories from his youth. He was surrounded by aunts, uncles and cousins and was raised by his loving parents Catherine Asher and Umberto Joseph. Until the end of his life, Paul maintained a love of pool, cards, Parodi cigars and time with friends. He enjoyed hanging with his friends at the Rack and Grill, and his Thursday night dinner friends. He hosted a weekly poker game at his home every Friday night. Paul volunteered with Meals on Wheels and as a substitute teacher at the Alleluia School, and was involved in Kairos where he loved sharing about God’s love with prison inmates. He also stayed in close contact with Maria’s family in Mexico and traveled there often over the years.  

 

Family members include his sons: Paul Vincent Balducci (Rachel), John Paul Balducci, and Michael Stephen Balducci (Kelly Harvey); daughters; Tina Plowman (Kip), Maria Hough, Anna Akins (Thomas), and Catherine Balducci; and 16 grandchildren: Paul Ethan, Elliott, Charles, August, Henry, and Isabel Balducci, Lauren Dolan (Franklin), Davis Plowman (Ashley), and Morgan Plowman, Umberto and Lydia Hough, Anna Cecilia, Amelia Claire and Asher Thomas Akins, Sophia Balducci and Jeremiah Balducci; and one great-grandbaby girl arriving in February. He is also survived by his brother Gerald Lee “Nick” Balducci (Mary), and his Balducci and Mardigian cousins. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother Umberto Joseph “Sonny” Balducci, III.

 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alleluia Sharing Fund, 2110 Richards Road, Augusta, Ga. 30906.

 

The funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Tim McKeown celebrant.  Burial will follow in the Alleluia Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons.

 

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Following will be a Vigil at 6:30 p.m. at Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484.

 

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Visitation

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

5:30 - 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors

214 Davis Road, Augusta, GA 30907

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Vigil

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Starts at 6:30 pm (Eastern time)

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors

214 Davis Road, Augusta, GA 30907

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

St. Joseph Catholic Church

2607 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA 30906

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Interment

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

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