Bellis, Katherine

March 23rd, 2010

bellis, katherineKatherine L. (Lanza) Bellis, age 80, of Wilmington, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.

Born in Boston, MA, on October 9, 1929, Katherine was the dear daughter of the late Rosario and Lena (Ianessa) Lanza. Katherine grew up in the North End of Boston and was educated there. She married Alfred S. Bellis in 1948 celebrating over forty years of marriage before his death in 1989. Katherine and Alfred lived in Boston and Medford for many years before moving to Wilmington in 1978. Katherine was employed as a waitress for several restaurants and retired from Luigi’s Restaurant in Tewksbury. Katherine will be fondly remembered by family and friends as having a bubbly personality, a great smile, she was an avid bingo player, a devoted and loving mother and grandmother, and a good friend, she will be missed by all.

Katherine was the beloved wife of the late Alfred S. Bellis, devoted mother of Donna Marie Trimarchi and her husband Nino of Wilmington and John F. Bellis of Tampa, FL, loving “Nana” of Tracy Walthour & her husband Scott of Modesto, CA, James Angiolillo, Jr. & his fiancé Nicole, Lee Michael Trimarchi & his wife Kelly, and Matthew Trimarchi all of Wilmington, John F. Bellis, Jr., Jodi Bellis, and Robert Bellis all of Florida, as well as several great-grandchildren, sister of Salvatore Lanza & his wife Lucy of New Hampshire and Anthony Luongo of Plymouth, MA, sister-in-law of Dorothy Torino of Quincy. Katherine is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington on Friday, March 26th at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., Wilmington at 10:00 a.m. Interment Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours Thursday, March 25th from 4-8 p.m.


4 Entries in Guest Book for “Bellis, Katherine”

  1. Paula Ranieri says:

    Dear Donna and Family.

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love, Paula

  2. Nancy Gennetti says:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your dear mother and grandmother.You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Nancy,David and Luke

  3. Christine Doherty says:

    Donna and Family

    I am deeply sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers
    Christine Doherty

  4. Jodie Bellis says:

    My dearest Nana. It is August 27, 2010. 10:43am. I miss you with all of my heart. I am just sitting here thinking of all of our talks. I will treasure them to we meet again to have more talks. I know we didn’t have enough time together in this life because of how far away we lived. I miss when you would visit and I would bring you lunch and we would sit and watch Danielle Steele movies. I will always remember “The Ring”. I love that movie. You have been an inspiration in my life and continue to be in death. Athenia got your message and I think it changed a lot of how we look at each other as mother and daughter. I look toward to future messages from you. I love you very much and miss you tremendously. In love and light, Jodie

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