GOFFSTOWN - Cecile E. (Cote) Bellavance, 92, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at the Hillsborough County Nursing Home, Goffstown, surrounded by her loving family.Born in St. Maurice, Quebec, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Leonidas and Josephine (Dumais) Cote. Raised in Derry, Cecile married Leon Bellavance and started a family.A devoted mother, Cecile's family was paramount in her life. She worked diligently as the owner and operator of John and Bill's Diner in Derry for nearly 20 years. She will be best remembered for her dedication to her family.Cecile is survived by her four daughters, Gloria J. Benoit and husband Bruce of Manchester, Elena M. Pannell and husband Roger of Brookline, Joan A. Bellavance of Manchester, and Jeannine M. LeRiche of Boston; her three grandchildren, Shawn Benoit, Jason Benoit and his wife Lauren, and Tara Haddad and husband Brian; her great-grandchildren, Emily, Kaitlyn, and Hunter Benoit; several nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends. Cecile was predeceased by her husband, Leon J. Bellavance, and her two sons, John Leon and John Paul Bellavance.
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SERVICES: A committal service will be held in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Gilcreast Road, Londonderry, on Monday, June 16, at a private service. Assisting the family with arrangements is the Phaneuf Funeral Home, 243 Hanover St., Manchester. For more information, please visit www.phaneuf.net.
Phaneuf Funeral Homes
243 Hanover Street
Manchester, NH 03104
Published in Union Leader on June 12, 2014