WILDER - Caroline Frances Bellew, 91, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, with family beside her at Brookside Nursing Home in Wilder.
She was born Nov. 26, 1920, in Boston, Mass. to Irish immigrants William J. and Frances (King) Haugh. She graduated from Boston Memorial High School and Boston Clerical School.
On July 9, 1946, she married Allan C. Bellew in Boston, Mass. They lived in Williamstown for many years where they raised their children. They later moved to Montpelier and then Wilder. Kay worked for the Williamstown School hot lunch program and later for the Homer Fitts Company in Barre. She also volunteered at the Central Vermont Hospital.
Kay was a member of the Williamstown Congregational Church where she taught Sunday School. She enjoyed cooking and reading as well as the friendships she made as a member of her sewing club in Williamstown. She and Allan enjoyed retirement winters with new friends in Orange City, Fla.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years; daughters Caren (Andrew) LaRocque of Church Hill, Tenn. and Sally Bellew of Wilder, her sister Irene Carson of Beaver Falls, Pa. and several nieces and nephews; also grandchildren Lesley (Michael) Donahue of Southington, Conn. and Jason (Krista) Billings of Church Hill, Tenn. and great-grandsons Connor and Ronin Billings of Church Hill, Tenn. She was predeceased by her brother William Haugh.
Services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in Kay's memory may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave. Parkinson Plaza, Staten Island, NY 10305-1946.
The Hooker and Whitcomb Funeral Home, 7 Academy St., Barre, is assisting in the arrangements.