1935 – 2012
North Grosvenordale – Rita (Bellerose) Mailloux, 76 of Red Bridge Road, died unexpectedly Saturday, January 14, 2012 in Southbridge. She was the wife of the late Maurice Mailloux. Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Mignonne (Metras) Bellerose.
Mrs. Mailloux worked as a lens polisher for American Optical in Southbridge, MA. She enjoyed camping, painting ceramics, playing cards and bingo.
She is survived by her son, Bruce Zulkiewicz of Danielson; her three daughters, Brenda Zulkiewicz of Dudley, MA, Michele Greene of Putnam, CT, Christine Jaworski of Pomfret Center, CT; her brothers, Normand Bellerose of Pioria, AZ, Paul Bellerose of Milton, FL, Richard “Dickie” Bellerose of Yelm, WA, and Bernard Bellerose of Thompson; six grandchildren and one great grandson. She was predeceased by her grandson Jeffrey Greene and her sister Jeanne Ravenelle.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Rita’s family from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, Friday, January 20, 2012 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 1:00 pm in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will be private. Memorial Donations may be made to the Jeffrey Greene Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o Peoples United Bank 60 Providence Pike, Putnam, CT 06260. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com