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Gratia Holt Stedman Bellizia
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Birth: Nov. 30, 1915
Quincy
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1996
Oceanside
San Diego County
California, USA

Ref: Birth Certificate: Gratia Holt Stedman, b. 30 Nov 1915 in Quincy, MA, A True Copy, #1014. Written at top of card are parents James H and Helen A Welborn, rec 1 Mar 1916 [born Quincy City Hospital].

Cert. of Baptism: This Certifies that Gratia Holt Stedman received the Sacrament of Holy Baptism in Braintree in the Diocese of MA on Sun 3 Dec 1916, J Herbert Stedman and Helen (Welborn) Stedman, parents, Sponsors Frank L Randall proxy for David D Scannell and Alice L Nichols, b. 30 Nov 1915, Reginald N Coe, Belmont, MA.

Marriage Certificate: This is to certify that on the 29 Mar 1937 John A Bellizia and Gratia Stedman were by me united in Marriage at Windham according to the laws of NH by Justice of the Peace Cochran, witnesses Hazel N and William A Mower. AND

Catholic Church Marriage: John Bellizia, son of John and Adelaide Scigliano, 26 yrs old, b. at Boston, MA and Gratia Stedman, dau of James Herbert and Alene Welborn, age 21, b. at Quincy, MA were united in Holy Matrimony according to the Rites of the Holy Roman Catholic Church and the Laws of the State of MA 25 Aug 1937 by Sixtus Bramlilla, witnesses Vincent N Bellizia and Aurelia A Terrile, Boston, MA 25 Aug 1937, signed Rev Sixtus Bramlilla, Asst Pastor.

CA Vital Records:
Death Index: Gratia S, b. 30 Nov 1915 in MA, female, maiden name of mother Welborn, name of father Stedman, d. 16 Dec 1996 in San Diego Co, age 81.

SS Death Index: Gratia S Bellizia, b. 30 Nov 1915, d. 16 Dec 1996, last residence Oceanside, San Diego Co, CA.

Cremated remains were scattered 3 miles off the coast of Oceanside, CA.

2 Jan 1932 - New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957: Arrived in NY from Hamilton, Bermuda.

Newspaper article, date unknown, but before 1936, while she was still in college: Mrs. Helen W Stedman, formerly of Braintree, has recently had some of her poems accepted for publication. She is now working on prose fiction. Miss Gratia Stedman is a student at the Bouve School. She and her mother will spend the summer in IN, where Miss Stedman will study and work in her Uncle's hospital. She plans eventually to make medicine her life work.

Graduate Boston University - Bouve - physical education instructor; worked in Arlington, MA public schools after youngest children were in college. Took several adult education classes in art, drawing, painting, lapidary and jewellry making.

6 Jan 1977: Her Britannic Majesty's Consul General and Mrs Granville Ramage request the pleasure of the company of Mr. and Mrs. John Bellizia at a reception on 6 Jan 1977 from 5:30-7 pm, 15 Chestnut St, Boston 02108, RSVP 261-3060. To present the insignia of the OBE (Order of the British Empire) to Miss Edith G Stedman.

US Public Records Index, Vol 2: Gratia S Bellizia, b. 30 Nov 1915, address 4757 Rim Rock Rd, Oceanside, CA 92056-3017.

Memorial from unknown newspaper: Gratia "Gay" Bellizia of Oceanside, CA, formerly of Arlington, passed away Mon, 16 Dec 1996. A 70-yr resident of Arlington, she was a substitute teacher in the Arlington School System from 1958-1968 and an active member of the Arlington Art Ass'n, DAR, and Mothers of Twins. Beloved wife of the late John Bellizia, Gay is survived by her daughter, Heidi Yehling of Oceanside, CA and 3 living children; 7 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. A memorial Mass will be held at St. Malachy's Church, 99 Bedford St, Burlington, MA on Sun, 29 Dec, at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Soroptomist International, PO Box 694, Oceanside, CA 92049 or Palomar Softball Foundation, 1140 W Mission Rd, San Marcos, CA 92069, c/o Mark Eldridge. Oceanside Mortuary has been entrusted with the arrangements.

US Census:
Gratia was not enumerated on the 1920 census. The family was living in Boston in an apartment at the time the census was taken as WW I was raging and the cost of maintaining Welsted, the family's large estate in Braintree, was too great to remain there. Her father gave the information and totally ingored her, but remembered a boarder living with the family!

1930 - MA, Norfolk Co, Braintree, 179 Cedar St, ED# 4, Sup Dist #14, taken 21 Apr by Maude M Durgin, sheet 25B, page 156B, dwelling #528, family #533, line 63: Gratia H, daughter, female, white, age 14, unmarried, in school, able to read, write and speak English, b. MA, father b. MA, mother b. IN. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  John Alfred Bellizia (1911 - 1993)
 
 Children:
  Adelaide Carol Bellizia Yehling (1938 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
Specifically: Ashes scattered over the Pacific Ocean
 
Created by: mary west
Record added: Jun 01, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37793396
Gratia Holt <i>Stedman</i> Bellizia
Added by: mary west
 
 
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Mom, we miss you so very much. Not a day goes by that we don't think about you. You were an inspiration to all of us.
- your daughters
 Added: Jun. 1, 2009
 
 
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