CAROLYN ANN BELLACQUA

Bellacqua, Carolyn Ann Carolyn "Carol" Bellacqua, 96, passed away on 3 June in Grand Junction, Colorado. Carol was born in Wellesley, Massachusetts to Edmond and Jane Longwood McGee. She met the love of her life, Anthony "Tony" Bellacqua, when they were teenagers in Boston and married him on 30 November 1939. They celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary in 2013. In 1956, Carol and Tony opened Bells' Camera, a photography store in downtown Boston. Carol served as the store's bookkeeper for several years and was instrumental in the success of the business. In 1965, the Bellacquas purchased the Bradley Inn at Pemaquid Point, Maine, developed the property, and served as successful innkeepers for many years. Carol also served as a volunteer in the White House Greeting Card Office and considered this experience to be among her most enjoyable memories. Carol was an avid reader who also enjoyed completing crossword puzzles, sampling anything made of chocolate, and playing fantasy football with her family. Carol cared deeply for her extended family and cherished her relationships with her many friends. She will be greatly missed. Carol is survived by her son Robert; daughter-in-law Sally; grandson James; and granddaughter-in-law Tracy. A Memorial Mass will be held on Monday, 9 June at 11:00 am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Grand Junction, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests that donations be made to Hope West Hospice in Grand Junction. Legacy Funeral Home 762 Horizon Dr. Grand Junction, CO 81506 970-609-2233

Published in The Boston Globe on June 6, 2014