Julia Ann Bellone went to celebrate and begin the next phase of her life with her lord and savior Jesus Christ on the 21st day of November, 2014. Mrs. Bellone was 90 years old at the time and was at her home surrounded by her husband, family and loved ones in Bridgeport, Texas when she peacefully passed.
Mrs. Bellone was born in Jersey City, New Jersey and attended Saint Paul’s grammar school for elementary education. She then went on to graduate from Snyder High School in Jersey City, participating in activities such as Drama, Sports Club, Bowling Club, Fencing Club, Ping-Pong Club, Student Service Guild, Choral Society, Prom Committee, Yearbook Club and was a Snyder High Air Raid Warden. During World War Two, Mrs. Bellone moved to Long Branch, New Jersey to attend a special U.S. Army volunteer war-time nursing school program. While attending the nursing program at, what was at that time Monmouth Memorial Hospital, Mrs. Bellone went on to graduate from nursing school in three years and was employed by Monmouth Memorial Hospital as an Emergency Room nurse (or as it was titled during that time… “A&E” nurse) for almost 20 years. During this time, while enjoying one of her favorite hobbies at the time, roller skating, Mrs. Bellone met the man who would become her loving friend and husband for the next sixty-two years, Joseph.
The couple had one child, Michael (of Decatur, Texas) and resided over the years in: Long Branch, NJ, West Long Branch, NJ, Palmyra, VA, and as of late Bridgeport, Texas.
Mrs. Bellone was an adoring and loving wife and a doting and loving mother. Mrs. Bellone devoted herself to her husband, home and child for over 60 years. She worked tirelessly to ensure her family not only had the necessities of life but also enjoyed the many fruits and blessings that life had to offer. Her hobbies and interests Included but were certainly not limited to; yearly vegetable garden cultivation, care, and harvesting, backyard berry picking, blueberry and sometimes blackberry harvesting by the country roads, walking, road trips, game playing, cooking and cookbook collecting. Mrs. Bellone was also certainly most proud of the year, that as a student, she had won the Palmer Method of Penmanship Award.
Mrs. Bellone delighted all she came into contact with and most especially in her later years; where as a resident of assisted living centers she charmed, consistently made laugh, and won the hearts of caregivers. Mrs. Bellone even proudly displayed a certificate from an assisted living physical rehab program that proclaimed her to be “The Most Funny Patient” of the year. One such caregiver she held closest to her heart, Judith, Mrs. Bellone and Mrs. Bellone’s family fondly thought of as Mrs. Bellone’s semi-adopted daughter.
Mrs. Bellone will be missed greatly and her contributions to her family, this world and her preparation for the life beyond can never be celebrated enough.
Mrs. Bellone is survived by her loving husband Joseph, her son Michael of Decatur, Texas, and her grandson Ryan Joseph; currently attending college in Florida. Also surviving Mrs. Bellone is Michael’s wife Karin, her children Jennifer and Jeff, and grandchildren; Colin, Daisy, Joshua, Justin, Teagan, and Quinn.