Funeral services for Beatrice H. Bellinger, age 72, of Heuvelton will be held on Wednesday (Nov 21, 2012) at 6:00 p.m. at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Nichols officiating. Her place of rest will be Foxwood Memorial Park.
Calling hours will also be held on Wednesday (Nov 21, 2012) from 3:00-6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Bellinger passed away unexpectedly at her home on Sunday (Nov 18, 2012)
Surviving are two sons, Donald Bellinger and his wife Michele of Ogdensburg and Ronald Bellinger and his wife Pam of Heuvelton; two daughters, Lisa Gushea and her husband Michael of Heuvelton and Becky Bellinger and her companion Duane Downing of Macomb; three brothers, Francis Trombly and his wife Judy of Madrid, Clayton Trombly Jr. and his wife Pam of Morristown and Larry Trombly and his companion Carol Fox of Heuvelton; two sisters, Mary Lou Witherell and her companion Earl Johnston of Heuvelton, Pat O’Donnell and her husband Dave of DePeyster; eight grandchildren, Benjamin Gushea, Deanna Bellinger, Katherine Crawford, Joseph Crawford, Benjamin McKeever, Tabitha McKeever, Michael St. Dennis and Todd St. Dennis; and four great-grandchildren, Mason, Michael, Esther and Torin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Beatrice was born on April 17, 1940 in Massachusetts, a daughter of Clayton and Verna “Helen” (Shoen) Trombly. She attended school in Heuvelton and later graduated from Canton Central. She married Ronald F. Bellinger on July 16, 1960 in Heuvelton. He predeceased her on June 11, 2009.
From 1961 – 1988 she and her husband owned and operated a 300 acre farm while they raised their children. She then went to work at McCadam Cheese Company, The Heuvelton Deli, and drove school bus for both Heuvelton Central School and CDP (Community Development Program) for several years. She retired in 2009.
In her retirement years, she enjoyed volunteering at many church functions, shopping on the home network channels, crossword puzzles, arts & crafts, spending time at her winter residence in Florida, attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, cooking for family functions where she enjoyed entertaining her family and spending time with them.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Galilee United Methodist Church or the Heuvelton First Responders. Condolences can also be shared online at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.