Newport, NH: Nanette "Nan" Olive Bellavance, age 72, passed away peacefully on December 4, 2020, at her home in Newport surrounded by loving family. She was born on March 23, 1948, in Queens County, NY to the late Louis and Josephine (Yoerger) LaVigne.
Nan grew up on Long Island working as a registered nurse at Winthrop Hospital before moving to NH more than 30 years ago, where she spent more than 20 years working at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. Nan was a very caring person to her family, friends, patients, and even for strangers; she was outgoing and kind to all. She was a wonderful wife and mother. Nan's first love was serving the Lord and she was a devoted Catholic and active member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Newport for more than 30 years. Nan loved to camp and spend time at Loon Lake Campground and she was a talented and lifelong knitter and quilter.
Nan was predeceased by her parents. Surviving family include her loving husband of 18 years, Gerry Bellavance, of Newport; children, Robert E. Lee and his wife, Lisa, and their daughter, Jenna, of King Park, NY, Kevin Lee, his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Madelyn and Thomas Joseph, of Syosset, NY, Jessica Bellavance of Portsmouth, NH, and Jared Bellavance and his partner, Leona Dubich, of Simpsonville, SC; her brother, Ken LaVigne of Newport, and brothers and sisters in law Peter and Joanne Bellavance, John and Jeanne Demars, Mary and Gary Ouellette, Steve Bellavance and Gus Diaz, Janet Millette and Dale and Susan J. Bellavance; cousins, Fred and Lois Zilm, Don and Mickey Fearman, Ed and Lynne Fearman and Bob Fearman and many extended family members and friends.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Restoration Fund at St Patrick Catholic Church, 32 Beech Street, Newport, NH 03773.
A public walkthrough visitation will be held on Thursday December 10, 2020 from 5 to 7 PM at Newton-Bartlett Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Newport, NH. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday December 11, 2020 at 1 PM at St Patrick Catholic Church with burial to follow in St Patrick Catholic Cemetery.
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