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Leon Bellavance

April 7, 1918 — March 19, 2010

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Leon J. Bellavance 91 of New Bedford, died peacefully on Friday March 19, 2010 at Brandon Woods of Dartmouth after a period of declining health. He was the husband of the late Bertha (O'Connor) Bellavance and son of the late Joseph and Marie Louise (Dumont) Bellavance. He was predeceased by his brothers Benjamin, Louis and Armand Bellavance, his sisters Aurora Desorcy and Yvonne Jussaume. Born in New Bedford, he graduated from New Bedford High School. He was a veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army earning the rank of Sergeant. He was formerly employed as a New Bedford firefighter for more than 35 years; and was also a part time accountant for A.W. Martin Inc.  During his retirement he loved spending time with his family especially his granddaughters. He was the patriarch of the family. He will be missed by all including the wonderful staff of Brandon Woods of Dartmouth. Survivors include his sons Michael Bellavance and his wife Pauline of Greenville, SC; Kevin L. Bellavance and his wife Jane of New Bedford; his granddaughters Lisa English and her husband Justin of San Jose , CA; Lori Kallio and her husband Robert of Greer, SC; Jennifer Angers and her husband Andrew of East Taunton, MA and Kristen Bellavance of Stoughton, MA; his great-grandchildren Sarah and Michael Kallio, Teddy and Benjamin English, Madison and Emma Angers. His funeral mass will be said 11:30am Monday March 22, 2010 at St. Joseph - St. Therese church, across the street from Brooklawn park. Visitation will be Sunday 4-8pm. Burial will be in Pine Grove cemetery.


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