February 11, 2018

Charline B. Balmes

Balmes, Charline B. (Shamaly) of Hull, passed away February 11, 2018.

Charline was born in Boston to the late Rizallah F. Shamaly and Anna N. (Mourad) Shamaly. She grew up on Hartford Street by Uphams Corner and later moved to Braintree, then Brockton. Charline loved to belly dance and to be outdoors and enjoyed nature at her previous home in N.H. and her final home in Hull.

Beloved wife of the late James B. Balmes. Loving mother of Robert L. May and his wife Frances of Brockton, Bernadette L. (May) Raftery and her husband Peter of Hull and the late Linda M. (May) Molleur and her husband Joseph of Adams, MA. Proud grandmother of the late Robert L. May, Jr. of Brockton, Kimberley (May) Desmond and her husband Joseph of Coco, FL and Mary-Catherine Raftery of Hull. Cherished great-grandmother of Joshuah May of Brockton and Robert Desmond of Coco, FL. Charline is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her siblings; Patrick, Louis and Philip Shamaly and her best friend and sister-in-law; Patricia Shamaly.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visiting hours on Wednesday 5-8 PM in the McDonald Keohane Funeral Home, SOUTH WEYMOUTH at 809 Main St. (Rt. 18 opp. South Shore Hospital), Weymouth. A funeral home service will be held at the funeral home at 11AM on Thursday, followed by a burial at the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne at 1:15 PM.

In honor of Charline’s grandson and in memorial of her, please make a donation to:  Celebrate Recovery at the Link Church, 1 Colgate Way, Canton, MA 02021.