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Mary G. Bellgowan

Mary G. Bellgowan Lansing Mary Grace Bellgowan passed away on Friday, April 9, 2010, at the age of 82. She was born on April 11, 1927 to Andrew and Grace Cazzato in upstate New York. She married Robert Bellgowan in 1948 and they were married 52 years, until his death in April 2000. Mary was retired from the State of Michigan and the Carson City-Crystal School District. She was an avid bird lover, bridge player and gardener. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be missed by her family and friends. A special thank you to the staff at Clare Bridge Meridian and Hospice of Lansing for their compassionate care. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and husband; daughter, Lisa; brother, Tony Cazzato; in-laws, George and Margaret Bellgowan; several brothers-in-law; and aunts and uncles. She is survived by her children: Robert (Donna) Bellgowan, Jr., Kimberly (Steven) Grafuis and Brian (Stacy) Bellgowan; nine grandchildren, Adam, Nick and Courtney Grafuis, Joe, Kyle, Trisha, Grace, Kate and Jack Bellgowan; great-granddaughter, Emma Bellgowan; sister, Angeline Dufty; brother, Andrew Cazzato; several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Gerard Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Prabhu Lakra as celebrant. Visitation is Monday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Palmer Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel and Tuesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Memorials can be made to the charity of one's choice in memory of Mary G. Bellgowan. Condolences can be made at www.palmerbush.com.


Published in Lansing State Journal on Apr. 11, 2010
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