1942 – 2019
Putnam – Cecile (Joyal) Bellerive, 77, formerly of Woodside St., passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital in Providence, RI.
She was born on August 28, 1942 in Burlington, VT to Hilaire and Blanche Joyal and lived in Putnam for many years before her illness. On December 2, 1961, she was married to Ronald (Pete) Bellerive. He predeceased her on August 17, 2015.
Cecile loved to read, travel and dance. She could be found enjoying her walks all around Putnam. She worked for many years for American Optical in Putnam and Southbridge, MA and retired from Killingly High School in 2008. She volunteered for Daily Bread in Putnam, and St. Mary Church Adoration Chapel.
Cecile leaves behind four children, Lisa (Rick) Kring of Ghent, NY, Daniel (Jacqueline) Bellerive of Pomfret, CT, Lynne Camera of Orange Park, FL, and Kim (Neb) Bosworth of Round Rock, TX. She also leaves her beloved grandchildren, Sarah (John) Branigan, Jillian (Stephen) Gerding, Matthew (Shelby) Bellerive, Brianna (Ross) Miner, Kelsey (Corey) Babcock, Carley Camera, Charles Bosworth, and Lillian Bosworth; as well as great-grandchildren, Holden, Emerson, Haydenne, Aria, Jameson, Kinsley, Cameron, and Austin. Additionally, she is survived by her siblings, Leo (Melissa) Joyal, Theresa Guertin, Lucille (Robert) Farrell, Rachel (Joel) Ladyka, and her sister-in-law, Betty Joyal. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Joan Martel, and brothers, Paul and Willie Joyal. She will be remembered with love by numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Cecile’s family from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 3, 2019 in the Gilman Funeral Home and Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 4, 2019 in St. Mary Church of the Visitation Church, 218 Providence St., Putnam, CT. Burial will follow in St. Mary Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Continuum Care Hospice Foundation, 1350 Division Rd, Suite 205, W. Warwick, RI 02893, Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, 110 East 42nd St, 16th Fl, NY, NY 10017. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.