It has been over a year but your impact on me will last a life time. I am forever grateful to have been able to have such a close relationship with you and Baba. So many great memories that I love reliving! Cape Cod, thunderstorms on the deck at old house, searching for hours with my telescope, you insisting it was a terrible idea to build a sledding trail in the back yard (although you were right, I can't say I ever took your advice!). The list could go on and on. I don't want to bore you with too many details as I am sure you are with me each and every time I find myself thinking of the great years we had together.
I love you and I miss you Baboo, but I know you are watching over each and every one of us. And don't worry, I will make sure to keep Baba in line!
You will always be missed Laura by everyone from hillside at Mary's meadow xoxox
Ricky and our son Andrew were the same age and loved to get into trouble together. Laura and I talked about our concerns whether they would graduate from high school. We became friends through KYT. I admired her so much for her ability to introduce her boys to both her religion and Ted's. Raising her family and going for a masters degree took a very extraordinary woman. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Dear Ted, Chapel Hill was such a special place, an enclave of smart, funny, curious and vocal people: the Leonards, the Clancys, the Golds, the Belskys. Book club and play reading nights were wild and wooly with all opinions freely expressed. I know my parents, Myrt and Sol, loved all of you dearly and had a special place in their hearts for Laura. I remember her as soft spoken and whip smart with a lovely laugh. My thoughts are with you and your family. Sincerely, Deborah Gold-Avery
My very great sympathy on your loss of Laura. I very much enjoyed reading about her life in the Gazette. I always felt that your long marriage was a very loving one and enviable.
Dear Ted, Mike, Chip and Ricky,
I was so sorry to hear the news about Laura. She will always occupy a warm place in my heart, as a neighborhood mother who stayed centered and calm, no matter what we kids were up to. I also admired how she pursued her own education and interests even while serving as the anchor point of the family, as a strong team with Ted. I am so thankful that you arranged time together for us with her on a visit to South Hadley a year or so ago, and it was obvious that her inquisitive spirit was strong and lively, as always. She served as a positive and enduring role model for those of us privileged to grow up in her steady presence on Chapel Hill. With much love and support to all of you. Although we can't join you in person on Aug 4, please know our family is with you in spirit as you celebrate Laura's life and legacy.
To Ted and Family~
I am so sorry to hear of the loss Of Laura. I was privileged to have gotten to know her at Loomis Village. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time. May all your memories help with thepain and loss.
Jane Boland Forney
Former Recreation Coordinator
My condolences to family and friends, durning this time of grieving, may you draw courage and strength from each other and may the God of comfort, comfort you.
Dear Ted and all the Belskys: I am so sorry. Laura was the warm and loving second mother living at the other end of the path to next door, the one I knew I could run to if there was ever any trouble. She created a serene home, a welcoming and fun home, and is forever a strong presence in our minds. My love and condolences to you all.
Ted, Mike, Chip, Rick - My deepest sympathies. I have very fond memories of Laura from the many years that we were next-door neighbors.
Laura had an action-packed life and saw more of the world than did many of us. Her many achievements included raising 3 great sons to play with on the neighborhood dirt hills, goldenrod sword swinging, swimming in the polluted brook gang!
Warm memories and hugs to you all.
I hope that I will see you soon to tell you in person that I'm thinking of you.
I had the privilege to work with Laura Belsky as a colleague in the biological sciences teaching area for many years during our tenure as a faculty members at Holyoke Community College.
Laura will always be remembered as one of those special teachers of health related career students who know how to strike a proper balance between insuring that students:
- as a class, are presented with the subject matter they need to be successful in their careers and
- as individuals, receive the personalized help, encouragement and understanding they need to be successful in the course
Mrs. Belsky was my AP teacher at HCC in 1971-72. I have told many people through the years that she was easily one of the best teachers I ever had. She made the 90 minute lectures very interesting and I so enjoyed her classes. My sympathies to her family and friends.
We at mary's meadow will miss laura. She always had something to say to make us laugh.
chip sorry to hear about your mother. She always had wonderful conversations with my mother and father. My prayers are with you and your family. Chip Ryan