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Alphonse P. Bellavia

February 17, 2022

Alphonse P. BellaviaAlphonse P. Bellavia, 87, of Clayton passed away Thursday afternoon, February 17, 2022, in Rockledge, FL.

Al was born in Rochester March 25, 1934, son of Frank and Mary Bevalacqua Bellavia and graduated from Madison High School in Rochester. On August 9, 1958 he married Mary Louise Fink at St. Cecilia's Catholic Church, Irondequoit.

He was a draftsman for Stromberg Carlson, Rochester from 1953 - 1975. In 1974 the couple purchased Mil's Cottages in Clayton which he ran until 2000, still in operation by his son. The couple wintered in Palm Bay, FL. Al is a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Clayton and St. Joseph's Church, Palm Bay, FL. He was a member of the Clayton Knights of Columbus Council 350 and the Clayton Lion's Club. He enjoyed golfing and bowling.

Along with his wife, Mary Lou, he is survived by his three children, Rhonda M. Bellavia, Salida, CO, Lynda L. Chandler and husband Robert, Orlando, FL, and Alan M. Bellavia and wife Lesley, Clayton; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Al was predeceased by brother Frank Bellavia and two sisters, Lena Delvecchio and Vera Hart.

A funeral mass at St. Mary's Church will be at a time and date in May to be announced. Arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Clayton and online condolences to Al's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com. In lieu of flowers donations in Al's name may be made to a charity of one's choice.


#27 Rich/Georgeen Clarke 2022-03-10 09:04
Another Claytonian treasure has physically left us - sad news - sincere condolences to his sweet wife, Mary Lou, his children, family & friends. We hope your memories & his loving spirit help comfort your loss.
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#26 Frank & Lee Trubio 2022-02-22 19:24
Mary Lou, Alan & Lesley, We are so very, very sorry that Al has passed away. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten. We will always remember our good times at Mil's. Our love and prayers go out to you.
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#25 Dennis Honeywell 2022-02-22 18:18
Al and MaryLou were good friends for many years. Our kids grew up together and there are many good memories for everyone. Don’t lose those memories.
My thoughts are with the family.
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#24 Pam Fox 2022-02-22 13:20
Alan & Leslie & family, so sorry to hear of your DaDad's passing. Clayton will sure miss "one of the good guys".
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#23 Catherine Ingerson 2022-02-22 12:38
So sorry for your loss.
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#22 Lance Peterson 2022-02-22 09:45
So sorry to hear about Al. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
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#21 mary green 2022-02-21 21:06
Alan and family-Marshall and I are so sorry for your loss.Let all your memories bring some comfort to you.

Mary and Marshall Green
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#20 Steven Strouse 2022-02-21 19:26
Sorry for your families loss, Condolences to all
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#19 Ed/ MaryE Wallace 2022-02-21 17:43
Mary Lou, Alan, Linda, Rhonda
We are sorry to hear of Al's passing.
We always enjoyed anytime we were with Al.
We know he enjoyed his family and life.
Our sincere condolences, may he RIP.
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#18 Richard Hayes 2022-02-21 13:43
And we have another fine member of the Clayton community leave us. Mrs. B, Rhonda, Linda, and Alan we have been friends and neighbors forever it seems. Donna and I will miss Alphonse. We are still next door if you need anything. God Bless.
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