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Mary R. Belland, 100

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Mary Regina Belland, 100 years of age, of Livingston Avenue, Pittsfield, and Mt. Greylock Extended Care Facility, passed away August 7, 2019, at Berkshire Medical Center.

She was born in Flushing, Long Island, N.Y., on October 7, 1918, to the late Edmund and Rose Gunkel Plummer. Mary was a graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Waltham, Mass.

She married Dr. Edward C. Belland on June 13, 1942. He predeceased her on August 21, 1980.

Primarily a homemaker, Mrs. Belland also helped her husband for many years in his dentistry practice. A communicant of Sacred Heart Church, she enjoyed quilting, needlework, knitting, and crocheting. She was also a member of the Embroiders Club.

Mrs. Belland leaves behind her daughters, Christine Johannessen and husband Jerry of Novato, Calif., and Regina M. Fassell and husband James of Adams, Mass.; sons William E. Belland of Pittsfield, David V. Belland and wife Deborah of Pittsfield, and John T. Belland and wife Karen of Lanesborough; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Susan Plummer.

She was predeceased by her son Edward Belland, daughter Rosemary Belland and infant daughter, Mary Jane Belland; brother, Edmund Plummer; and sisters, Catharine Welsh, Rose Huban and Ruth Fitch.

Funeral notice: Services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family. Dery Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Obituary Provided By: Dery Funeral Home

Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
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To the Beland Family. When I think back, I have very fond memories of the times your family spent at the Kirchner Farm.
Spending a night at the "hunting cabin" on the top of the mountain. Many happy memories spent at the farm and at your home on Livingston Ave. Your Mom was a Gem. God Bless all of you.
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