Janice and Raphael Belluomini
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Janice Louise Belluomini
Resident of Clayton
April 11, 1931- October 15, 2020
Raphael Roger Belluomini
Resident of Clayton
September 15, 1930- October 23, 2020

Janice Belluomini, formerly a Management Secretary with Cordis Dow Corporation and Chevron Products Company, died suddenly on October 15, 2020, in Clayton, California. She was 89.
A native Californian, Janice was born and raised in Eureka, California and moved to the Bay Area in 1951. She and her husband, Raphael, lived in Oakland for 7 years while her husband attended the University of California at Berkeley and she was a Secretary in the Traffic Department for Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation. They moved to Pleasant Hill in 1957 and then moved to Clayton in 1963.
Janice was a long-time member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Clayton; a volunteer at the Clayton Community Library; a member of the Chevron Retirees Association; and Clayton Valley Women's Club.
She attended Humboldt State University at Arcata and Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill.
Janice enjoyed music, traveling, reading, gardening, and spending time with her family.
She loved her family dearly and enjoyed hosting many holiday get-togethers with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.
Janice was a breast cancer survivor of 17 years.
She was the wife of the former Superintendent of Schools in Fremont.
She was predeceased by her parents, Leo and Alice Burlaga of Eureka, California.
Raphael Belluomini, a teacher and administrator in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and the Fremont Unified School District, died in his sleep on October 23. He was 90.
A native Californian, Raphael was born and raised in Arcata, California and moved to Berkeley in 1951 with his wife, Janice, where he attended the University of California. He graduated from UC Berkeley in 1953 and taught at San Jose High School for one year. In 1956 he came to the Mt. Diablo Unified School District and taught at Riverview Intermediate School and Clayton Valley High School. He attended California State University at Hayward where he received his Master's Degree in School Administration. He later became an administrator at Clayton Valley High School, College Park High School, Pleasant Hill High School and the Mt. Diablo District Office. In 1983 he took a position as Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instructional Services at Fremont Unified School District and a few years later accepted the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Fremont Unified School District, retiring in June 1994. After his retirement, he worked as an interim administrator for many different schools in the area. He lived most of his life in Clayton, California.
He was a long-time member of St. John's Episcopal Church, Clayton; a member of the Kiwanis Club; Association of California School Administrators, California Retired Teachers Association, SIRS (Seniors in Retirement, Branch #146), and UC Berkeley California Alumni Association. Raphael attended Humboldt State University at Arcata; University of California at Berkeley; and California State University at Hayward.
He enjoyed fishing, golfing, reading, traveling, and especially spending time with his family.
Raphael was predeceased by his parents George and Argia Belluomini of Arcata, California.
Janice and Raphael are survived by son, Paul Belluomini and his wife, Lynne, of Greenwood, daughter; Lynn Parks and her husband, Jim of Concord; four granddaughters, Megan, Claire, Erin, and Michaela; twin sister, Jane Bermudez, of Eureka; and sister, Lois Hunt, of Fortuna; and nieces and nephews: Nancy and Mike Grainer and family, David and Carmel Hunt and family, Kevin and Kamala Hunt and family, Sharon Anderson and Gary Schmidt, Julie and Ken Houtby and family, Penny and Tim Hickey and family, Carolyn and Craig Owens and family, Mark and Diana Bermudez and family; Janice's cousins Norma Beck, Bette and Milt Holloway, and Marilyn and Randall Stoops; and Raphael's cousins, David Bullard, of Eureka and Marie and Bobbie Box, of McKinleyville, California. They are also survived by step-grandson, Jesse Parks and his wife, Katrina, and step-granddaughter, Jill Parks Alaniz and Joe Alaniz. They are survived by her great-grandchildren Alex, Michaela, Raquel, Julianna, Bella, Jayden, and Julianne.
There will be a visitation at Oakmont Memorial Park, 2099 Reliez Valley Rd, Lafayette, on October 30 from 12 pm to 1:30 pm and a memorial service will be at St. John's Episcopal Church, 5555 Clayton Road in Clayton on October 31 at 10 am. Seating for the memorial is limited due to COVID 19 restrictions. Please call for a reservation at 925-672-8855. The memorial is also available on Zoom: Meeting ID: 878 1769 9381 / Passcode: 544309. Private burial at Oakmont Memorial Park following the visitation.
Memorial gifts may be sent to St. John's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 5555 Clayton Road, Clayton, CA 94517, or to the American Cancer Society, 1885 Oak Park Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, or to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 150 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612, or to the Alzheimer's Association, 2290 North First Street, Suite 101, San Jose, CA 95131, or to a charity of your choice.

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Published in Times-Standard on Oct. 25, 2020.
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November 11, 2020
Paul & Lynn,
I was so sad, to hear the news of Janice's passing, and than Ralph, the loss was even deeper. But my heart was lighter, because I knew they were dancing together again.
I was honored when Mr. Bell asked me if I would consider baby-sitting you kids, in 1963. From the first time I met Janice, I learned what a wonderful wife & family Ralph had. She was such a kind, lovely woman, with so much energy. I was amazed that Janice worked a full-time job, with two kids, supported the busy life of your dad and helped everyone that she could.
Exchanging Xmas cards for 55 years, always brought me joy to see her news of your growing families & how proud they were!
Their marriage was the most loving & caring relationship I have ever seen, and I've never met a woman more gracious than Janice.
I hold her close in memories and honor the LIFE she lived.
Cris Mazzei
Student & Old Friend
cris mazzei
November 1, 2020
Condolences to the family. In the ‘60’s during my teens I lived down the street in Clayton near the Belluomini family and I babysat briefly for them. As I went off to study at UC Berkeley I benefitted from a small scholarship gifted from the Women’s Club. I admired the wisdom and support of Janice (I called her Mrs. B). I wish I had maintained contact thereby sharing in her insights and graces. I too enjoyed a career in education, and I’d like to think her family’s example helped launch me in my rewarding work.
Connie Hafner-Edwards
Constance Hafner Edwards
October 28, 2020
I am so very sorry to hear of Janice's and Raphael's passing....and within a week of each other. I have such fond memories of both of them.....Janice, at Cordis Dow where I so enjoyed her great sense of humor and her dedication to our start-up company AND Raphael's coming to Martinez Unified to cover as Superintendent of Schools while they search for a new Superintendent (only because Raphael did not want the position permanently - or it would have been his). He was such gentle, kind man. They were two special people, and a wonderful team.
With Love - Gae Neely Mork
Gae Neely Mork
October 26, 2020
What a dear friend. We met at Chevron many years ago. There was our little dinner group of five. Lisa, Patti, Jeanie, and my self. That started about 25 years ago. What fun we always had.. we laughed, we cried, we shared, so many great memories. A lot of times we would have dessert at janice and Raphael’s house after dinner. Raphael would hear us and come in to say hello.... we teased him, he loved it, then he would go back to the family room. What a wonderful couple. Rest In Peace
Kathy Young
Kathy young
October 26, 2020
Janice and raphael welcomed our family into the neighborhood over 20 years ago and have been friends ever since and have both been more than gracious and kind particularly when experiencing loss in our own family and to say they would both be missed is an understatement. Thank you both for all you did for us, neither of you will ever be forgotten.
Anita Tucci-Smith
October 25, 2020
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Linda Garbarino
October 25, 2020
Janice Belluomini was a devoted wife, mother and a friend that I admired greatly. Her brilliance and ability to support not only her husband’s career, but also flourished in her own career. She was absolutely one of the finest women I’ve ever met.
Linda Garbarino
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