Family and friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday
March 25th 4:00-7:00 pm at Mackey’s Funeral Home at 128 S. Main Rt 114
Middleton, for Grace Chiary Bellino who passed away after an extended battle with Alzheimer’s disease. On Tuesday, March 26th, a 9:00 am mass will be held at St Mary’s in Danvers followed by her burial at Annunciation Cemetery, Hobart St., Danvers. After the funeral, friends and family are invited to gather for a reception at Danversport Yacht club at 161 Elliott Street, Danvers MA.
Grace was born, raised, and educated in Revere, graduating from
Revere High School and lived in Revere until 1973, after which time
she married S. William (Bill) Bellino and moved to Peabody and
together, they ran Bill’s business, Modern Home Appliance in
Gloucester. After retirement, she and Bill spent their time between
Peabody and Naples, FL where they loved to play cards and bocce ball,
listen to music, sit by the pool or beach, and dance. Sadly, Grace was overtaken with Alzheimers and moved to California to be closer to her children. At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by her children and family who sang to her, prayed, rubbed her head, brushed her hair, and told bad jokes. She was loved and not alone as it should be.
Grace is survived by her children Nancy (Upton) Downard, Roy Upton,
and Robin Upton, six step-children, Mario (Mike) Bellino, Paul
Bellino, Sandra (Bellino) Farraca, Mark Bellino, William Bellino Jr,
and BethAnn (Bellino) Lynch, several nieces and nephews,
grandchildren, and her great-grandchild Brian.
In lieu of flowers, friends are encouraged to make a donation
in Grace’s memory to the Mid-County Senior Center, Attn: Treasurer,
829 Bay Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010 where Grace spent many hours in her
last years participating in dance-exercise classes with other seasoned