Died: May 17, 2010
Harvey J. Bellucci, 95, of 90 John St., died Monday, May 17, 2010 in Oakdale Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, West Boylston, after an illness.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dorothy A. (Bevilacqua) Bellucci; a son, Paul Bellucci and his wife, Jeanne of Spring Hill, TN; three daughters: Carol Grady and her husband, Michael, and Rita Crowley and her husband, Toby, all of Clinton, and Lorna Keane and her husband, Brian of Boylston; twelve grandchildren: Megan, Moira & Micaela Grady, Joe, Jamie & Jonathan Bellucci, PJ & Mallory Chamberlain, Max Crowley, and Ellen, Matthew & Katherine Keane; two great-granddaughters, Abigail & Amelia Bellucci; nieces and nephews. A brother, Al Bellucci, and two sisters, Alma Satarelli and Ida Cucchi, predeceased him.
Harvey was born in South Ashburnham and raised in Clinton, the son of Guiseppe “Joe” and Matilda (Guerra) Bellucci. He was a graduate of Clinton High School, Class of 1936, and a US Army Veteran of WWII, serving from 1941-1945. He participated in most of the major battles and campaigns of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe.
Upon return from the service, Harvey worked with his father and brother as a mushroom grower for the family owned Berlin Mushroom Company through the mid-fifties. For fifteen years prior to his retirement, Harvey worked for the Town of Clinton Water Department.
He was a Member of St. John the Evangelist Church and a former member of the Holy Name Society. A true family man, Harvey’s greatest joy was being with those he loved. Always giving of himself, he was forever willing to help others. A skilled handyman, he enjoyed doing everything that made his house and yard a loving home. Annually, he would attend his Army reunion to honor the men he served with while in the service.
Harvey’s funeral will be held on Friday, May 21, 2010 from the McNally & Watson Funeral Home, 304 Church St., with a Mass at 11:00 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, 80 Union St. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery, Lancaster. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours at the funeral home on Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Clinton Hospital Foundation, 201 Highland St., Clinton, MA 01510, or to the Oakdale Nursing Center Resident Care Fund, 76 North Main St., West Boylston, MA 01583.