Judy A. (Blouin) Bellerive, age 77, of Middleborough, died on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at her home.
Born in Middleborough, she was the daughter of the late Paul & Arleen (Mayhew) Blouin. Judy grew up in Middleborough, attended public schools, was a member of the Junior Cabot Club of Middleborough Memorial High School and graduated in 1964. Judy started working in the shoe factories in the early years, then in February 1966, she married Wayne Bellerive, meeting him back in the 8th grade. She continued working; three years with the Middleborough North Mother's Club, 11 years with the Middleborough public schools and then 15+ years as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Lakeville Hospital and the Mediplex located in New Bedford. Judy volunteered for many years at the Middleborough Council on Aging, where she also enjoyed the COA's activities and outings, including the Fall season trips and the water trips to Plymouth.
Judy loved to crochet; she admired horses a great deal and frequently visited the Iron River Stables in Middleborough and adored her pet cat, Princess Leia. She was an avid fan and supporter of the Middleborough High School Sachems; "ONCE A SACHEM, ALWAYS A SACHEM'' was her quote. Judy was thrilled with Sachem's musicals; she related and communicated well with the "Sachem Kids" and was beaming with pride when the Sachem's won their Super Bowl in 2017!
She was truly devoted to her family; caring for her parents and husband, helping and doting on everyone else. Her kindness, love and sweet smile will be missed.
Judy was the beloved wife of the late Wayne H. Bellerive; devoted mother of MeChelle M. Bailey of Middleborough and Jeanine M. Bellerive-Saunders & her husband Wellington of Middleborough; loving Memere of Emily Saunders and Molly (Finn) Saunders; cherished longtime companion of Alan Swanson of Lakeville and his children Annmarie Swanson of Lakeville and David Swanson of Rehoboth; and dear sister of the late Carolyn J. DesRosiers.
Family and friends are welcome to the visiting hours at the Ashley Funeral Home, 35 Oak Street, Middleborough, on Sunday, March 27, 2022, from 4:00-7:00 PM.
All are invited to gather at the Ashley Funeral Home, Middleborough, on Monday, March 28, 2022, starting at 9:15 AM, followed by her funeral Mass of Christian Burial at Saint Isidore Parish, Sacred Heart Church, 340 Centre Street, Middleborough, at 10:00 AM.
Interment will follow at Saint Mary's Cemetery, Wood Street, Middleborough.
Contributions in Judy's memory may be made to the Middleborough Council on Aging, 558 Plymouth Street, Middleborough, MA 02346.
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Middleborough Council on Aging
558 Plymouth Street, Middleborough MA 02346