Highlands – Rita A. Bellavance, 75 of Highlands, NJ entered into eternal life
on Monday, June 15, 2020, at Jersey Shore University Medical Center,
Neptune, NJ. She was born in Manhattan, NY, living in Queens, NY until
marrying and moving to Highlands, where she remained a lifelong resident.
Rita was primarily a homemaker, raising four children and devoting her time to
them and their school and sports activities. Once they were grown, she
began her career as a bank teller at United Jersey Mid-State Bank in
Highlands, NJ, where she worked for over 10 years. She was a communicant
of Our Lady of Perpetual Help RC Church, Highlands.
Rita was predeceased by her parents, Raymond and Catherine Kinahan
(Kelly) as well as her beloved husband, Joseph E. Bellavance. She is
survived by two sons, Jeffrey Bellavance and his wife, Marguerite, of
Beachwood, NJ and John Bellavance and his wife, Patricia, of Atlantic
Highlands, NJ; two daughters; Jeannie Fulleylove of West Virginia and
Kathleen Maxwell and her husband, Donald, of Darlington, MD; nine
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Rita is also survived by two
brothers, Raymond Kinahan and John Kinahan, and his wife, Virginia.
A Funeral Mass will be offered at Our Lady of Perpetual Help RC Church,
Highlands, on Friday, at 1 PM for immediate family. Interment will take place
in Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Middletown, NJ.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Joe & Rita’s name to
the Alzheimer’s Association, alz.org.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Posten-McGinley Funeral Home, 59 E. Lincoln Ave. Atlantic Highlands.