Patricia M. Bellefeuille

Patricia Marie (Murray) Bellefeuille, 70, of Harwich, Cape Cod, MA, and Bonita Springs, FL, passed away on July 6, 2013, at her home in Bonita Springs FL. She met her creator, surrounded by her family, after putting up a valiant and courageous two year cancer battle. Prior to relocating to Cape Cod, she had been a Framingham, MA resident for over thirty five years, and wintered at their home in Florida since 2000. Patricia was born June 6, 1943 in Havre de Grace, MD, the daughter of the late Edward and Flora (Blake) Murray. She attended public schools in Woburn MA, and furthered her education at Boston University and graduated from The Chandler Business School. Later in life, Patricia attended several institutions of higher learning, concentrating in early childhood development. She is survived by her husband of fifty years, Frank A. Bellefeuille, and four sons; Francis J. Bellefeuille and wife Jacqui (Hebden) Bellefeuille of Southborough, MA, grandchildren Brooks and Grace; Michael E. Bellefeuille and wife Mary (Valera) Bellefeuille of Deerfield Beach, FL, granddaughter Michaela; Brian T. Bellefeuille and wife Elle (Pfrang) Bellefeuille of Harwich, MA, grandchildren Austan, Brennen, and Isabella; Blake A. Bellefeuille and girlfriend Lindsey Goode of Natick MA. She is also survived by her sister Flora (Murray) Gaudet and husband, Victor, of Harwichport, MA, brother Edward Murray Jr. and wife, Joan (Ficociello) Murray of Woburn, MA, brother-in-law Father Albert A. Bellefeuille of Bishop Peterson Residence in Manchester, NH, sister-in-law Jeanne (Bellefeuille) Boivin and husband Roderick Boivin of Somersworth, NH, and several nieces and nephews. Her entire life was devoted to her family, opting early on to forgo her executive position at RCA, in order to become a stay at home mom following the birth of her first child, Fran. For thirty years she was very active in Framingham, MA, PTA, CCD, Cub Scouts, and Youth Sports Organizations. She spent several years as the Secretary of the St Anselm Women's Guild, as well as the Treasure of the Perini Ice Hockey Tournament Committee. Patricia later returned to employment when her youngest son, Blake, started school. For ten years she was employed as a Teacher and Secretary at the Framingham Center Nursery School. Following her Retirement from teaching, Patricia and Frank relocated to Harwich, MA and Bonita Springs, FL. Patricia was most supportive of her four son's college athletic activities including attendance at the many home and away games of Fran's Merrimack College, Brian's University of Maine, and Blake's Boston College Hockey, and Mike's Central Connecticut State University Football Teams. Her greatest joys in life were to host family gatherings and to spend time with her children and grandchildren at Cape Cod and in Florida, She was particularly fond of the Cape, most especially her favorite areas were: The Chatham Bars Inn, and The Chatham Lighthouse Sea Overlook Area. A celebration of life will be held at The Saint Bridget's Church in Framingham, MA, on Thursday July 18, 2013 at 10:30 in the morning. There will be no calling hours, and in lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name, to: Hope Hospice, 9470 Health Park Circle, Ft Myers, FL, 33908.

Published in The Cape Codder from July 15 to July 22, 2013