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|Mary G. Belliveau|
|Viewing: Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. |
Service: Monday, September 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Location: St. Mary�s Catholic Church, 520 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20850
Mary Williams Belliveau, a resident of Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, Maryland, since 2006, passed away at home surrounded by family on Saturday, Sept. 19, of cancer. She was 89 years old. Her beloved husband of 58 years, Louis J. Belliveau, predeceased her in 2010.
Mrs. Belliveau's top priority was always her large and ever growing family. She enjoyed gathering them for lively occasions, encouraging them all to do and be the best they could, cheering their accomplishments, offering support and prayers through difficult times, and urging them to be patient with each other and to remember the good times. She was a expert at Scrabble, savored a good political discussion, was ever curious about whatever was going on in her family�s worlds, loved our pets, and through thick and thin, she rooted for the Washington Redskins. Her demeanor was remarkably sweet, upbeat, happy and positive. She had a robust laugh and instantaneous sharp comebacks at family gatherings to the quizzes and song parodies traditionally written to celebrate occasions. She maintained her generous and tremendous spirit and perceptiveness throughout her nearly four-year illness, with constant appreciation to her family and caregivers.
She is survived by Jeannette Belliveau (Lamont Harvey), Baltimore, MD, Maureen Gardner (whose late husband, Glenn, much admired Mary), Bethesda, MD, Sharon Belliveau and her husband Rob Pavosevich, Washington, DC, Carol Alderson and her husband Bill, Kensington, MD, James Belliveau and his wife Judy, Annapolis, MD and Paul Belliveau (Bridget Janson), Potomac, MD; grandmother of Matthew and his wife Andrea, Julia, Sarah and her husband Frank, Evo, Christopher, Elizabeth, Michael, Kate and Megan; and great-grandmother of Joseph, Catherine and Molly. Many loving nieces and nephews also survive her.
Mary�s five siblings, Joseph W. Williams, Robert F. Williams, John A. Williams, Anna M. Williams and Margaret W. Moriarty, predeceased her.
Mrs. Belliveau was born March 29, 1926, in Quincy, Massachusetts. She graduated from North Quincy High School, Massachusetts, in 1943, after which she attended the Hickox Secretarial School in Boston. She was a secretary at Employers Liability Insurance Corp. from 1943 until 1952, when she married and came to the Washington area with Louis. From 1952 to 1954, she worked at the David Taylor Model Basin in Carderock in personnel. She was employed by the U.S. Public Health Service in Rockville for 16 years, where she received performance awards.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Belliveau were members of St. Mary�s Parish in Rockville, Maryland. They took part in the Family Life Movement (1954 to 1964) of the Archdiocese of Washington by organizing a Cana Discussion Club and speaking to engaged couples on many aspects of marriage and family life.
Friends may call at DeVol Funeral Home, 10 E. Deer Park Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at St. Mary�s Catholic Church, 520 Veirs Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20850 on Monday, September 28, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Silver Spring, MD.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, Our Lady of the Most Blessed Sacrament Monastery, 3900 13th Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20017. http://poorclareswdc.org.
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