1932 – 2011
North Grosvenordale – Jeanne (Bellerose) Ravenelle, 79, of Red Bridge Rd., died Friday, December 23, 2011 in St. Vincent Hospital. She was the loving wife of the late Louis A. Ravenelle. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mignonne (Metras) Bellerose.
Jeanne attended Putnam Catholic Academy and worked as a bobbin winder for Belding Hemminway for 35 years. She enjoyed camping at the Hideaway Cove Campground in Killingly. She also enjoyed reading, word puzzles, and writing poetry. She especially loved her dog “Lil’ Bum.”
Jeanne is survived by her son, Michael Ravenelle and his wife Kasey of Princeton, TX; her daughters, Donna Bonds and her husband Rusty of Alto, NM, Kathy Ravenelle of Putnam, Ann Dillard and her husband Juan of Seagraves, TX; her brothers, Normand Bellerose and his wife Gloria of Pioria, AZ, Paul Bellerose and his wife Juanita of Milton, FL, Richard “Dickie” Bellerose and his wife Linda of Yelm, WA, and Bernard Bellerose and his wife Cindy of Thompson; her sister, Rita Mailloux of N. Grosvenordale; her sister in-law Charlotte Ravenelle of N. Grosvenordale; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Jeanne’s family from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, Monday, December 26, 2011 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12:00 pm in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Metro Center, 350 Church St, Hartford, CT 06103