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Arlene B. (Boynton) Bellerose

Posted By Bob On October 31, 2017 @ 10:38 am In Obituaries | 18 Comments

1938 – 2017

CLERMONT, FL – Arlene B. (Boynton) Bellerose, a longtime area funeral director formerly of Putnam and Dayville, CT, died peacefully on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Colonial Lakes Health Care, Winter Garden, FL. She was 79.

Arlene was born and raised in Rutland, VT the daughter of the late Reginald F. and Luella D. (Bell) Boynton. She attended Rutland Schools and graduated from Rutland High School, Class of 1956. She then attended the former Rutland Business School and Arlene relocated to Hartford, CT to work for the Travelers Insurance Company. She met a young man enjoying lunch at the same diner, Larry Bellerose, who was working as a funeral director in Hartford. They married in Rutland in May of 1959 and moved back to the Putnam / North Grosvenor Dale area and settled down while Larry started to work at the local funeral home, The Gilman Funeral Home. In 1973 they purchased the funeral home together. In 1980, they purchased the Valade Funeral Home in North Grosvenor Dale and Arlene joined her husband full time as a funeral director following her graduation from the New England Institute in Boston, where she earned her funeral directing degree. Together, they owned the funeral homes until 2000. Arlene was active in many community groups including past president of the Women’s Board of the Day Kimball Hospital, a former member of the Rotary Club of Putnam, where she was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow, and former member of the Connecticut and National Funeral Directors Associations. A faith filled woman, Arlene was a former member of Saint Mary Church of the Visitation Parish in Putnam, Saint Joseph Parish in Dayville and Blessed Sacrament Parish in Clermont. She was also a former member of the Daughters of Isabella in Putnam. Arlene enjoyed sewing, embroidery, knitting and baking. For many years, she enjoyed spending summers on Alexander’s Lake in Dayville, and moved there full time in 2002. She then moved to Clermont in 2006.

Arlene will be lovingly missed and forever remembered by her beloved husband of 58 years, Lawrence J. “Larry” Bellerose; her three children, John L. Bellerose and his companion, Wendy Monroe of Newmarket, NH, David B. Bellerose and his wife, Kimberly of Oxford, MA and Kathryn B. Willard and her husband, Robert of Thompson; her brother, R. Gary Boynton and his companion, Kathy Davis of Shelburne, VT; her five grandchildren, Ryan Bellerose and his wife, Kat of Putnam, Alexandra and Anneliese Bellerose, both of Oxford and Emma and Zachary Willard of Thompson; and a great grandson, Raiden.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Arlene’s family on Friday, November 3rd , 2017, from 6-8 p.m. at the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church Street, Putnam. Her funeral will be held on Saturday, November 4th from the funeral home starting at 10 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated at 11 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence Street, Putnam. Burial in Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Vermont will be held privately on Monday. Flowers may be sent or memorial donations may be sent to the Northeast Cancer Fund of DKH, Development Office, P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260.


Condolences for the family of “Arlene B. (Boynton) Bellerose”

Condolence from Bob and Sue Miour on October 29th, 2017 12:02 pm

We are so sorry to here about Arlene’s passing. We always enjoy talking with her whenever we happen to see her.

Condolence from Dennis on October 29th, 2017 2:42 pm

Dear Larry and family,
I’m saddened to hear of your loss . I was lucky enough to meet Larry and Arlene a few years back and got to clean and take care of their place on the lake !!!! I have never met such an amazing person . She was sweet kind and full of life and Larry was just the same !!! My heart and thoughts and prays go out to you and your family !!!

Condolence from Stephanie Jarmolowicz on October 29th, 2017 6:27 pm

Dear Bellerose family, please accept our deepest sympathy. Arlene was a wonderful person. Her smile could light up a room. She was a wonderful neighbor. She and Larry raised a great family. I will miss Arlene, but have fond memories of my babysitting days with her children. God bless you all.

Condolence from Terry Guertin on October 30th, 2017 8:53 am

Dear Larry, Kathy, John & David

I am so sorry to hear of Arlene’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May your memories give you comfort.

Condolence from Dee Carnahan on October 31st, 2017 8:47 am

To Larry, Kathy, Rob, John & David. I was saddened to hear your mom’s name read at the 4 pm Mass on Saturday! I will continue my prayers for her soul, and for all of you for your tremendous loss. God bless you all at this very sad time. Love, Dee

Condolence from Francoise G. Gauthier, PhD on October 31st, 2017 2:38 pm

Arlene was special to us at the St. Mary School Community. Over the years she shared much time, interest and gifts with our staff and students. Surely Arlene was embraced by her Lord and Gpd for her exemplary life and her willingness to share her love with so many. May she rest in peace as we continue to be inspired to carry on her legacy.

Sincee sympathy to all who were special in Arlene’s life.

Dr. Francoise G. Gauthier

Condolence from Putnam Rotary Club on November 1st, 2017 7:48 am

Dear Larry and the Bellerose Family,
We are all saddened to lose a member of the Putnam Rotary Club Family. She was a great Rotarian for many years and friends to everyone. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Condolence from bernice harmyk on November 1st, 2017 1:58 pm

so sorry to hear about arlene…she was a lovely person. thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

Condolence from Al and Marian Smat on November 1st, 2017 3:02 pm

Sorry for your loss you will all be in our thoughts and prayers…

Condolence from Richard Majercik on November 1st, 2017 3:17 pm

Larry, John, David, Kathy,
My heart goes out to you. It is with great sadness but with wonderful memories I send this condolence. We shared many wonderful times together through the years or what we would call the old days. We shared many laughs and tears together. I’m sure you remember the time we ordered the 13 pizzas! That was one of the milder things we did. And it was you guys who coined my nickname (Mother) which spread to all our funeral director friends. I still get cards addressed that way. Know that she is smiling down on us and is at peace. With much love….
Dick Majercik aka MOTHER
Shaw-Majercik

Condolence from Jo Ann Gerardi-Voccio on November 1st, 2017 11:55 pm

Larry, John, David , Kathy & Family;
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Arlene’s recent passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sorrowful time. I pray that God has welcomed her home and is holding her in the palm of His hand.

Condolence from Paul Desautels on November 2nd, 2017 7:07 pm

Marie and I wish to extend our condolences to the family. Our prayers go out to her husband, children, grandchildren and all those close to her. It is unlikely that we will be able to be attend Friday or Saturday but all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Sharon Briere on November 3rd, 2017 1:49 pm

So sorry for your loss. You will all be in my prayers.
Sharon Laurion Briere

Condolence from Paul Pikora on November 3rd, 2017 4:10 pm

Larry & Family, So sorry to hear about Arlene’s passing. I’ll always remember the many laughs during our weekly Rotary meetings and many functions we attended. Sincere sympathies. Best Regards, Paul Pikora

Condolence from Paul and Lea Herrick on November 3rd, 2017 9:24 pm

Dear Larry and family,

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Please know you remain in our thoughts and
Prayers.

Condolence from Mark Higgins on November 4th, 2017 7:31 am

Dear Larry,

Thinking of you prayerfully as you say goodbye to your Arlene. What a terrific team you made, and how much fun were you and Arlene at all the NSM gatherings over the years. May you be sustained by the gift of memories as you mourn Arlene’s death while giving thanks for her full and beautiful life. Peace and mercy to you and yours, Larry.

Condolence from Connie Nash on November 4th, 2017 2:10 pm

Just heard. Very sad. Keep the memories in your heart.

Condolence from Elaine J. Sansoucy on November 4th, 2017 7:05 pm

Dear Larry, John, David, and Kathy, my condolences to you all, I just learned of Arlene’s passing. I remember the many good years of friendship, and shared many good times. May she rest in peace.

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