September 15, 1937 – December 11, 2020
Danielson – Napoleon Norman Bellanceau, 83, of Davis Place, passed away on Friday, December 11, 2020 at Davis place surrounded by his family and extended family. Born in Putnam, he was the loving son of the late Leon and Arthemise (Comeau) Bellanceau. He liked to be called “Norman.”
Norman attended grammar school and went on to work various jobs throughout his life. He worked mostly in the textile business, having worked at Matson Mill in N. Grosvenordale and Ballouville. He also worked for Hale Manufacturing in Yantic, CT. His final job was at Seely Mattress in Putnam, CT as a supervisor before becoming disabled.
Norman enjoyed spending time outdoors doing activities such as fishing, camping, walking, gardening, and being on his boat, just to name a few. He would often hangout on the Thames River with his friends, swapping and telling fishing stories.
Norman is survived by his daughters, Yvette (Bellanceau) Foux of Killingly, CT; Marlene (Bellanceau) O’Connell of Putnam; his son, Dale Bellanceau and his wife Dali of Ocala, FL; sister in-law, Lina Bellanceau of Thompson; friend, Joan (Nelson) Bellanceau of Putnam, CT; grandson, Robert Bellanceau of Ocala, FL; several grandchildren; great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sisters, the late Anna Daniels; Florida Rankin Marzakowski; brother Leo Bellanceau.
He was the recipient of a liver transplant at UMass Hospital in Worcester, MA on July 4, 1999 due to liver disease. He was grateful for a second chance at life and vowed he would cherish his liver and “take care” of it.
His achievements in life were his children and speaking on stage at UMass University for seminars about liver disease, have a good attitude, etc. despite his anxiety to speak in front of people or the audience.
His lifelong dream was to fly to Alaska to Salmon fish and be in the great out doors with his fishing buddy, Richard “Dick” Patridis after Norman’s liver transplant.
A graveside service will be announced and held in April of 2021 at the convenience of the family. Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory have been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial donations may be made to any charity of your choosing.
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