Margaret E. (Stewart) Bellanceau


Margaret Bellanceau
1948 – 2012.

Putnam – Margaret E. (Stewart) Bellanceau, 64, known to her friends as “Haggy Maggie, Mag Pie, and O’l lady, of School St. died Thursday, October 18, 2012 in Day Kimball Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Joseph A. Bellanceau. Born in Portland, ME, she was the daughter of the late James and Amelia (Beking) Stewart.

Mrs. Bellanceau worked for the State of Connecticut as caretaker for the Department of Developmental Services. She enjoyed playing bingo, scratch tickets, butterflies and shopping. She was especially dedicated to her family.

Margaret is survived by her children Jeannette Griffith, Amelia Bellanceau, Tammie Bellanceau, Jo Bellanceau, Mark Bellanceau, Ralph Bellanceau and his wife Melissa, Heidi Brousseau and her husband Josh Brousseau, Amanda Bellanceau, and Tina Rogachoff, and her husband Billy Rogachoff; her sisters, Mary Felts and her husband Troy, Sandra Donovan, and Connie Pierce; her brother James Stewart and his wife Sharon; her grandchildren, James Stewart, Jacob Griffith, Jolyn Griffith, Travis Thompson, Margaret Robinson, Joseph Bellanceau, Kaila Murphy, Nolan Garceau, Ariana Bellanceau, Amelia Brousseau, Adeline Brousseau, Ethan Key, Alivia Bellanceau, and Abigail Rogachoff; her great Grandchildren, Josie Stewart, Neila Stewart, Jalyn Chappell, and Kaden Chappell; her loving friends Leo Bellanceau and his wife Lina, Jim Rapp and his wife Loni, Ralph Reideman and his wife Shirley, Clifford Welsh and his wife May, and Joe Lamiotte.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Margaret’s family from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Monday, October 22, 2012 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St, Putnam, CT. A Funeral Service will take place at 10:00 am Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in the Gilman Funeral Home. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit

Condolence Messages

  1. Bonnie O.Brien

    So sorry to here of your loss. She made everyone laugh and enjoyed her work and family. Sincerely Bonnie O’Brien

  2. Kevin and Judith Griffith

    We knew you for only a short while, Margaret. I wish we had more time with you. We are so sorry for the loss of this honest, lovely, loving woman. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.
    With love and sympathy, Kevin and Judy Griffith

  3. Pat Kares

    Maggie was so fortunate to have such a large and extended family. I am sorry for everyone’s loss, and hope you will rely on each other for strength at this time of grief.

  4. John Massicotte

    Ralph and family may God comfort you at this time of loss and in the weeks and months ahead may your hearts warmly remember the good times shared with your mom.

  5. Bruce Chapel

    Tammy and Family i’m very sorry for your loss its a tough thing to go through lossing a loved one. My condolences to you and the Family Bruce

  6. john s smith jr

    So sorry to hear about you loss,her children spoke such wonderfull things about her.My thoughts are with all of you.

  7. Lynn vonConta

    I am so sorry to hear of Margaret’s death. I always admired her for her perseverance and calm, and her kindness to others. Margaret was a hard worker, and knew how to do the job right. In recent years, I only saw her occasionally, but it was always nice to encounter her here and there about town. My condolences are with the family.

  8. Karen Mason

    To Margaret’s children,

    Your mother was a wonderful woman. I had the privilege of her being one of my son’s caretakers at Cottage One at the Dempsey Center. She not only took care of Ryan’s physical needs, she also took care of our emotional needs as well. She had a remarkable gift of love and laughter, and without knowing, gave me a tangible gift that I will always treasure. One day, she taped herself talking to Ryan about girls and kept him laughing for 20 minutes. She gave me that audiotape and I found it one day not long after he passed away 3 years ago. I listened to it today on the 3rd anniversary of his death. The sound of his laughter helped to ease the pain. Now this tape has two meanings for me; to hear the sound of his laughter and the sound of her voice making him happy. I admired your Mom very much and wanted you all to know that the world is a happier place because of her. Please know that she will always hold a special place in my heart.

    Karen Mason

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