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Christopher R. BELFOURE

BELFOURE, Christopher R.
Christopher R. Belfoure, 24, born February 9, 1987 in New Haven, CT. died July 3, 2011, after a tragic accident in West Virginia. He graduated from Valley Regional H.S. in 2005, and from West Virginia University in 2010 with a degree in History and Chinese. He spoke fluent Mandarian which led him to a job in Shanghai, China, as a corporate trainer. Chris was a charming, intelligent, ambitious individual with a zest for life and adventure. He excelled at bringing people together, and injecting laughter and a positive energy into everyone's life. He was also an advocate for the environment. He is survived by his mother, Robin Chapin, of Ivoryton, CT. and his father, Charles Belfoure, of Westminster, MD. Additional survivors include his step father, George Chapin, and stepmother, Gloria Mikolajczyk. His wonderful sister, Julie Conner, of Downingtown, PA, along with her husband, Andy, and her son, Reed, miss him dearly. Also surviving are his maternal grandparents, Carl and Phyllis Mirsky of Ardsely, NY; his aunts, Sheryl Chamberlain, of California, Michelle Abelson of New York and his uncle, Robert Mirsky, M.D., of Pennsylvania, and cousins and step brothers. He was predeceased by his paternal grandmother, Eve Kristine Belfoure.
Memorial Services will be held Saturday, July 16 at 2 p.m. at the Centerbrook Meeting House, 49-51 Main St., Centerbrook, CT. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Funds will be set up in Chris' Memory. Information will be available at the memorial service. Chapman's Mortuary in Huntington, WV, assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to www.chapmans-mortuary.com.

Published in The Hartford Courant on July 8, 2011
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