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Julia M Thompson Bellonte

Birth
Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, USA
Death 15 Sep 2008 (aged 91)
Lewiston, Niagara County, New York, USA
Burial Lewiston, Niagara County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 100146160 · View Source
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Mrs. Julia M. Bellonte, of Lewiston, NY died peacefully Monday September 15, 2008, in Our Lady of Peace Nursing Care Residence, with her husband and children at her side, at the age of 91.

She was born in Niagara Falls, NY, on May 8, 1917, the daughter of Clarence and Elizabeth [ Argy ] Thompson, where she attended local schools. Julia graduated from St. Mary's High School, in 1935, and went on to Buffalo State Teachers College where she graduated in 1939, with a degree in elementary education. Julia enjoyed a long teaching career in the Niagara Wheatfield School System. She especially enjoyed working with young children, and was known for her wonderful story telling. Julia was also a mentor for many teachers today, and after her retirement, she was asked to visit schools so she could tell her wonderful stories to young children. She also wrote poems telling children about believing in St. Nicholas and teaching them the spirit of Christmas. After attending a fashion show at Beir's Brothers department store, Julia was asked to "model" for them, which she just loved.

Julia enjoyed being with her family especially at their summer cottage at Silver Bay, Ontario. She loved to travel. She visited Russia, Jerusalem, the Scandinavian countries, Rome, and Fatima. Julia was quite active in the former Our Lady of Lebanon Church, where she was the long standing chairperson of the Bishop's Committee, girl scouts, and she was especially proud of receiving the St. Joseph the Worker Award, from the Bishop. She also served as a Eucharistic Minister and was a daily communicant for many years.

Julia would most probably wish to be remembered as a warm, joyful and loving person who devoted her life to her Catholic faith.

Julia married Joseph Bellonte at St. Mary of the Cataract Church in June 17 of 1943. Together they raised seven children, F. Thomas [ Marcia DeSantis] Bellonte, Elizabeth [ William ] Gallagher, Mary Jo [ Paul ] Bodnick, Julie M. Bellonte, Margaret [ Gerard ] Talarico, Timothy [ Patti Smith ] Bellonte, Joseph [ Janine Plumeri] Bellonte. She has 12 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother, Leo Thompson and her sister, Dorothy McClincy.


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  • Created by: Roanho
  • Added: 4 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100146160
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julia M Thompson Bellonte (8 May 1917–15 Sep 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100146160, citing Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Lewiston, Niagara County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Roanho (contributor 47419049) .