Ruth Ann (Fletcher) Bellinger July 26, 1949 - April 4, 2013 MANCHESTER - Ruth Ann (Fletcher) Bellinger, age 63, of 35 Bramblebush Road, Manchester, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, April 4, 2013, at The Connecticut Hospice in Branford. She was born on July 26, 1949, in Willow Springs (Wake County), North Carolina, the daughter of Ruby Mae (Lyons) and the late William Fletcher. She was a loving wife to Melvin Bellinger, Sr. A Painter for General Dynamics - Electric Boat Division of Groton, Ruth retired with more than 30 years of loyal service, after she became ill. She was the loving mother to one daughter, Michelle Bellinger McLaughlin (Charles) one son, Melvin Bellinger, Jr. (Rebecca). She was a loving grand-mother to three grandchildren, Melvin Bellinger, III, Lauren Bellinger, and Kaia McLaughlin, two step-grandchildren, Peter and Gianna Kornegay. She was the loving sister to four brothers, James W. Fletcher (Shirley) of Waterford, the late Billie Ray Fletcher of NC, John L. Fletcher (Kate) of Havlock, NC, Joseph Fletcher (Christine) of Hamden, and Larry Fletcher (Donna) of Ledyard, and five sisters, Mary A. (Fletcher) Barboza (Antonio) of Norwich, Joyce A. (Fletcher) Evans (Gary) of New London, Brenda L. (Fletcher) Barnes (Charlton) of Norwich, Sandra (Fletcher) Owens (Albert - deceased) of Norwich, and Veronica Y. (Fletcher) Cook (Royal) of Norwich. She was the proud aunt to more than 70 nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephew, and great-great niece and nephew; and she is survived by a host of cousins, aunts, and uncles. Funeral services will be held at the Tabernacle of Deliverance and Praise (TODAP) Ministries, located at 230 Hunters Road, Norwich, CT, on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 10AM. Internment will immediately follow in the Maplewood Cemetery, located at 184 Salem Turnpike, Norwich, CT. Woyasz & Son Funeral Home of 141 Central Avenue, Norwich, CT is in charge of arrangements.