Nelida S. Bellavance

Nelida S. Bellavance, 90, died Friday, April 4, 2014, at The Willows at Holmdel, N.J., where she resided for the last three years.

Born Dec. 21, 1923, in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada, she was a resident of East Windsor for over 50 years. Nelida was first and foremost a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and homemaker. She also held several part-time jobs over the years, including keeping the books for her husband's construction business.

Nelida is predeceased by her husband, Alphonse Bellavance; her three brothers, Roland, Rene, and Lucien Seguin; and her sweet son, Denis Bellavance. Nelida is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Danielle Bellavance and Philip Dellin of Middletown, N.J.; her sister and brother-in-law, Therese and Basil McDonald of Enfield; a former daughter-in-law, Catherine Whitehouse of Windsor Locks; six grandchildren, Chantale, Camil, Renee, and Marc Bellavance, Christopher and Alexander Dellin; and three great-grandchildren, Samantha, Matthew, and Elena Bellavance. Nelida also leaves behind many nieces and nephews in the U.S. and Canada, who affectionately call her "ma tante Deda."

A memorial service is planned for Friday, May 9, at 10 a.m. at St. Philips Church in East Windsor followed by a burial at St. Catherine's Cemetery in Broad Brook.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to the .

Published in Journal Inquirer from Apr. 15 to Apr. 19, 2014