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William F. Bellman, III

1927 - 2014 ADAMS Mr. William Francis Bellman, III, 87, of Wray, Colo., formerly of Notch Rd., Adams, died Friday, May 23, 2014, at Wray District Community Hospital in Wray. He was born in Williamstown, Mass. on April 23, 1927, son of the late William F. Bellman, II, and Anna Mulqueen Bellman. He attended Williamstown schools, and graduated from the former Williamstown High School. He lived in North Adams for several years, and had lived in Adams for over 50 years, before moving to Colorado in 2013. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Navy, until his honorable discharge in 1953. Mr. Bellman was a third generation carpenter, and had worked for several contractors in the Williamstown area, including John Hammann and the late Davy Dean and Robert Jones, until retiring in 1999. He attended the First Congregational Church of Adams, and was a member of American Legion, and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 108. He was also a member of the daily "coffee club" at McDonald's in Adams. He was passionate about fly fishing, and he loved animals, sports, a great meal, and a good cup of coffee. His wife, the former Marjorie J. Hathaway, whom he married on Nov. 22, 1952, died on April 10, 2012. He is survived by a son, David F. Bellman and his wife, Darla, of Wray, Colo., with whom he resided; a daughter, Diane B. Palmer and her husband, Steven, of Norfolk, Mass.; his grandchildren, Justin Bellman of Cedar Park, Texas, Melissa Woods and her husband, Joey, of Chunchula, Ala., Kim Wathen of Evergreen, Colo., and Kinsey and Jed Palmer, both of Norfolk, Mass.; his great-grandchildren, Conor and Makayla Bellman, Jordan Oliver, Trinity, Karolyne, and Dakota Woods, and Tyler and Allison Wathen; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Jane Santelli and Ruth Bogardus. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 3, at 11 a.m. in the PACIOREK FUNERAL HOME, 13 Hoosac St. Adams. Rev. Michael Mullany, Pastor of the First Congregational Church of Adams, will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Street Cemetery, Adams. Calling hours are Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to the Adams Ambulance Service, 185 Columbia St. Adams, MA 01220; the First Congregational Church, 42 Park St. Adams, MA 01220, or to the Berkshire Humane Society, 214 Barker Rd. Pittsfield, MA 01201. To leave a message of condolence, please go online to www.paciorekfuneral.com
Published in The Berkshire Eagle from May 30 to May 31, 2014
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