August 28, 1930 ~ October 17, 2020
Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Irondequoit, NY
Lena DelVecchio (Bellavia)
On October 17, 2020 another angel went to heaven. Our dearly loved Lena DelVecchio (Bellavia) went to rest at age 90.
Lena happily reunited with her predeceased parents Frank and Mary Bellavia and lovingly reconnected with her siblings Vera Hart and Frank Bellavia.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years Patsy, her daughter Patty and son-in-law Rick Scarlata, adored grandchildren Amy and Gerry Blanchard, Matt and Joanne Scarlata and the joys of her life great grandchildren Tyler, Trevor and Kylie. She also leaves behind her brother Al (MaryLou) Bellavia, brother-in-law Donald Hart, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Regretfully, due to Covid pandemic funeral services will be private.
A special heartfelt thank you to the staff on the 5th floor of St. Ann’s Community. Your loving care especially during the last eight months will forever be appreciated.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Children’s Tumor Foundation, 370 Lexington Ave., Suite 2100 New York, NY 10017 in honor of Joey Chimento would be very much appreciated.
For more information and to sign her on-line guest book, visit www.meesonfamily.com.
I thought that when this time came I would be prepared. You were 90, you lived a good life and your quality of life had declined. But those are just words because all I care about right now is that I will never see you, hold your hand, hug you or hear your voice again. I know you are in a better place and you are reunited with your Mama, Daddy, Uncle Frank and Aunt Vera that you loved so much. For me there is a forever hole in my heart that will never heal. I have memories and pictures that will keep you close but it’s the “never” that I cannot accept.
These last eight months have been heart wrenching. We should have been able to be by your side and spend time with you but the world can be cruel sometimes and knowing that you were alone so much will haunt me forever. During our last time together you reached for my hand and squeezed it. I know that whatever you felt or thought your love never wavered. Thank you Mom for mustering the strength to give me that last sign of your endless love.
You had many titles but it was your Mom and Gram titles that I learned the most from you. You taught me what it means to love as deeply as you can and to always be there for your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren no matter what the situation. You never let a day go by without a call to make sure we were all OK. That was your life, loving us, taking care of us and worrying about us. We were your whole life and we always came first. Your family and friends were always your top priority. You nurtured every relationship and worked hard to show everyone love.
You made friends easy and kept them forever. Your family and friends were always kept close. If anyone needed anything you were the first to respond. Whether they needed food, comfort, companionship or just to be taken care of. There were many times in your life when you spent days just sitting by a sick family member or friend who needed support. Your heart was filled with gentleness and compassion. I wish that you had felt more of that love returned. But those who loved you and cared surrounded you with a “blanket of love”. You were always prayed for, cared for, showed concern for and absolutely loved by all those that matter. Those people will always have my love and gratitude and love.
In life there are heartbreaks and you certainly faced your share of them. Life was not always easy for you but you managed to find enough strength to carry on. And when others depended on you it was that strength that carried them through. You never made yourself first, you were happy caring for others.
Although you were small in stature your spunk was undeniable. You were nobody’s victim and you stood up to the best of them. And if you were defending someone you loved there was no contest.
Mom, you lived your life with love, loyalty, nurturing and strength. Your care for all of us was endless. I admire every way you lived your life and especially the way you loved and cared for me. My heart will always ache and now I will have to learn to live without you. But you were tired and it was time for you to rest your hardworking body. Your beautiful heart will live on in all of us. You are leaving our homes, our heads and our hearts with precious memories. You will always be loved, forever missed and never be forgotten.