OBITUARY

Carmela J. Bellardini

September 13, 1925January 10, 2021

A graveside service for Ms. Carmela Bellardini, formerly of Potsdam will be held in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Potsdam, NY. Ms. Bellardini passed away Sunday night (January, 10, 2021) at Massena Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Massena, NY.

She is survived by her son David Willer of Norwood, grandchildren Jonathan Willer, Sarah (Calvin) Hardy, and Alexandra (Jay) Brown, great grandchildren Oliver Hardy, Leah Hardy and Myles Brown (born January 8, 2021), nieces Sharman Smutz and Drucille Wellings, and a nephew Mark Bellardini.

Ms. Bellardini was predeceased by her brothers Carmen and Nazarine Bellardini, and a sister Lucy (Charles) Tuthill.

Carmela was born in Ogdensburg, NY to the late Magno and Margherita (Morgia) Bellardini. She graduated from Potsdam High School and continued her education at SUNY Potsdam, ultimately obtaining a Master’s degree in Education. Ms. Bellardini then began her career as an elementary school teacher, working in Utica, Gouverneur, and Norfolk. She retired in 1991 after working decades in the public education system.

Carmela was a member of the New York State United Teachers and enjoyed travelling around the country, reading and spending time with her family. Memorial contributions in Carmela’s name can be made to the Potsdam Humane Society, 17 Madrid Avenue; Potsdam, NY 13676. Condolences, fond memories and thoughts can be shared with the Bellardini family at www.garnerfh.com.

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Rick Powell

January 21, 2021

Dave i am sorry to hear the passing of your mother she was a wonderful women she will be missed thoughts and prayers for you and your family and god bless .

Joann Monroe (O'Connell)

January 14, 2021

My sincerest condolences to the family of Ms.Bellardini. She was my favorite teacher. I was in her fifth grade class at Norfolk Elementary. She was always so nice to me. She always encouraged me to read and to be a good person. I loved going to school, because of her. Her favorite song was Rose Garden . I gave her the record for Christmas that year. I loved seeing her at the Lobster House when she would come for lunch. Rest in peace to a wonderful teacher.

Carrie Lashway/ lashomb

January 14, 2021

To the family. I was sorry to read about your loss ,she was one of my fondest memories she was my fifth grade teacher ,I will miss her and always remember her


Sincerely. Carolyn. Lashway(maiden name)
Carrie LaShomb

Cheri Richards

January 13, 2021

So sad to hear of Carmela's passing! What a remarkable person in every sense of the word. She touched so many lives and made every student feel so important. One of my favorite memories of being her student was how she would always let me touch her beautiful rings. I loved listening to her voice as she read to us. I had the pleasure of being a colleague years later.
Carmela, you will always remain in my heart.

Sharon O’Neil

January 13, 2021

I am so sad to hear of one of my favorite teachers passing. Ms. Bellardini was an awesome teacher - 5th grade Norfolk elementary. My condolences to her family.

PEGGY AGNEW

January 12, 2021

MARK, DRUCILLE AND FAMILIES,
MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME. MS BELLARDINI WAS MY 5TH GRADE TEACHER, ONE OF MY FAVORITE TEACHERS! SHE CAME INTO MERRIMANS A FEW YEARS AGO, SHE HAD NOT CHANGED MUCH IN 40 YEARS!
PEACE TO YOU ALL....
PEGGY MURRAY AGNEW

Renee Young

January 12, 2021

So thankful and blessed to have had her as my fifth grade teacher. She was so kind and caring. One of my fondest memories of grade school was when she would read out loud to us. I loved how she could paint a picture in my mind just by using her voice. Ms. Bellardini thank you for being such a beautiful person inside and out.

-Renee McCarthy Young

Laurie Lashomb

January 12, 2021

I was lucky enough to have had Ms Bellardini for my 5th grade teacher. I remember her fondly as someone who was smart, kind, and took no guff - even though she was tiny!!! Such a wonderful educator, and an even better person.

Earline LaFleur

January 12, 2021

Sweet Carmela,
Bless your sweet soul! I’ve often wondered where you were relocated to after Larnard Street. We had so many wonderful chats back in the day. I can still hear your voice. You were a great neighbor! I treasured the times Margaret Cuthbert had spoke so fondly of you, then I finally got to know you! What a privilege it was to be your friend. Fly high sweet Angel!
My love goes out to family members and friends as Carmela was one very special Lady! I’m so very sorry for your loss!

Glynn and Barb Royce

January 12, 2021

Sharman, Drucille, and Mark: We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

FROM THE FAMILY