L. Louis "Lou" Bellefleur, 81, beloved husband of Ina (Stetson) Bellefleur, of Lebanon, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at William Backus Memorial Hospital, Norwich.
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Born in Limestone, Maine on Dec. 11, 1932, son of the late William and Martha (Ouellette) Bellefleur, he had lived in Enfield before moving to Lebanon 10 years ago. Before retiring he was a self-employed carpenter and mechanic with the ability to "fix" anything. He earned his private pilot's license and for many years enjoyed flying his Cessna. He was an avid gardener and loved sharing the bounty of his wonderful vegetable garden with family and friends. He was a NASCAR fan and spent many hours watching the races. He also got great pleasure from watching the many birds and animals that visited the beautiful and peaceful meadow in his backyard.
In addition to his wife of 62 years, Ina, he leaves his children, Sylvia Poole and her husband, George, Louis Bellefleur, Allen Bellefleur and his wife, Tara, and Susan Baker and her husband, Ben; two sisters, Sandra Messier and her husband, Bob, and Karolyn Farquhar and her husband, Danny. "Bapa" will be missed by five loving grandchildren, Tina Mastalerz, Michael Mastalerz and his wife, Stephanie, Brent Baker and his partner, Bobi-Lee Bomster, Benji Baker and Noelle Bellefleur; and three adoring great-grandchildren, Briyana and Braden Baker and Josie Mae Mastalerz; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield. Burial will be private.
His family will receive friends on Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m., prior to the memorial service.
Memorial donations may be made to the Community United Methodist Church Food Pantry, 278 Sandy Beach Road, Ellington, CT 06029 attn: Cathy Greene.
For online expressions of sympathy and for directions, please visit us at
Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels
61 South Road
Enfield, CT 06082
Published in Journal Inquirer from June 7 to June 11, 2014