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Roy R. Belliveau Veteran
October 10, 2019


CHICOPEE ~ Roy R. Belliveau, 100, of Chicopee, was Called Safely Home on Thursday, October 10, 2019. He passed into Eternal Life at the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke surrounded by the care and comfort of his loving family, his wonderful caregivers and his fellow comrades-at-arms. He was born in Holyoke on April 15, 1919, a beloved son of the late Richard J. and Elizabeth (Cartier) Belliveau. He was raised in the Willimansett section of Chicopee, graduated Chicopee schools and had lived in Chicopee and Granby, MA most of his life. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II and attained the rank of Technician Fifth Grade. He served with the 121st Signal Radio Intelligence Company in campaigns in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany and received the American Defense Medal, the European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Ribbon and the American Theater Campaign Ribbon. Following his military service, he returned home and became an accomplished artist, photographer and illustrator and spent his working career as a professional commercial artist winning numerous awards for his artwork. He was proud to have returned to Europe in 1956 with his beloved late wife, Claire, and toured many of the same places he had seen during the war. During his leisure time, he enjoyed photography and art. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and his friends. He was predeceased by his beloved wife of over 50 years, Claire E. (Gosselin) Belliveau who was Called Home on December 27, 1996. He leaves his loving brother, Richard Belliveau of Holyoke; his loving sister in law, Amelia "Midge" Belliveau of Holyoke; his three cherished nephews and their spouses, David Belliveau and his wife, Dianne, of Lee, Paul Belliveau and his wife, Lauren, of New Hampshire and Michael Belliveau and his wife, Maureen, of Easthampton; his five cherished nieces, Laura Arbour of Chicopee, Joyce Belliveau and her husband, Jack Hunter, of Springfield, Barbara Rice and Jill Belliveau, both of Suffield, CT and Elizabeth Kirkpatrick and her husband, Keith, of Fairfield, CT; his many dear cherished great nephews and great nieces; and his many extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was also predeceased by his three loving brothers, Lionel Belliveau and his wife, Gloria, Leonard Belliveau and Frederick Belliveau; and his loving sister-in-law, Elaine R. Belliveau. His family will receive friends on Thursday, October 17, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. which will be followed by a 10 a.m. Prayer Service at the St. Pierre-Phaneuf Fairview Chapels, (413-533-3307), 506 Britton Street, Chicopee, MA 01020. The funeral home parking lot is located in the rear. His burial with United States Army Military Honors will follow the Mass at West Street Cemetery, 90 West Street, Granby, MA 01033. His family requests that memorial donations be made in his memory to the Friends of the Soldiers’ Home, PO Box 1338, Holyoke, MA 01041. For more details, please visit:

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St. Pierre-Phaneuf Fairview Chapels
506 Britton Street
Chicopee, MA 01020