1936 – 2017
Grosvenordale – Leo C. Bellanceau, 80, of Brickyard Rd., died Tuesday, January 24, 2017 in Day Kimball Hospital. He was the loving husband of Lina (Schwolow) Bellanceau for 59 years. Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Leon and Arthemise (Comeau) Bellanceau.
Mr. Bellanceau was a veteran during the Korean War Era serving as a Military Police Officer with the United States Army. He earned the Army of Occupations Medal, Sharpshooter Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal. Leo went on to work as a carpenter for Greg’s Carpentry and also worked for International Paper. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and especially enjoyed spending time with his family while vacationing and traveling. He was a lifetime member of the Knights of Columbus in North Grosvenordale and the National Rifle Association.
In addition to his wife Lina, Leo is survived by his sons, Gregory Bellanceau and his wife Donna of Woodstock, Andre Bellanceau and his wife Sandra of Glocester, RI, and Leo Bellanceau and his wife Laurie of Thompson; his daughters, Loraine Rousseau and her companion Scott Kramer of Thompson, and Angela “Sue” Welch and her husband Jim of Putnam; his brother, Norman Bellanceau of Danielson; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, the late Anna Daniels and Florida Marzakowski.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Leo’s family from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Saturday, January 28, 2017 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale, CT 06255 followed by a service in the funeral home at 6:00 pm. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of N.E.C.T., P.O. Box 632, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.