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“After retiring Larry worked part time with us at Becker Funeral Home in Clermont, Florida. He was a very kind and caring person. During that time we...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Kaye Stewart - Clermont, FL

“I just found out about Larry passing away, so please accept my condolences on the loss to the Bellerose family. Larry was a wonderful person and a...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Charles Becker

“Dear Bellerose Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. I had the honor and priveledge of caring for Larry the past year and a half at Matulaitis. ...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Kaleigh Sharp

“David, We are very sorry for your loss. Your Dad and Mom were very dear friends to us and had some wonderful times with them professionally and...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Ron & Emilie Duhaime - Bristol, CT

“I was saddened to read that Larry had died. My association with him goes way back to 1970 when as a young nun just out of nursing school (where I...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Mary Ellen Snyder - Danielson, CT

“I offer my prayers to Larry's family. I often spoke to Larry and Arlene while working at St. Joseph Church in Dayville. They both were awesome...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Sheila Mills

“My sympathy and prayers to the family and I will always remember how kind Larry and Arlene were to me as I called on them as a casket salesman. I...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Abner Oakes

“Dave, So very sorry for your loss.. Jerry & Valerie Paen ”
8 of 17 | Posted by: Genaro Paen - Leominster, MA

“Dave and family, I am sorry to read of your father's passing. May he rest in peace... Bob Sweet ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: Robert Sweet - Worcester, MA

“Dear members of Larry's family: It is with much sadness that I have read of Larry's passing.We were first cousins as my mother and his were sisters....Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Roger Pellerin - Brooklyn, CT

“Dave sorry for your loss. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Michael Jedrzynski - Friend

“Dave and family, So sorry to hear of your father´s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time. May he Rest In Peace....Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: JerryPoulin

“Very sad news. Larry and Arline were always nice to work with in dealing with personal family losses. Now it's time for us to grieve for them. May...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Gloria Plante - Brooklyn, CT

“John, so sorry to learn of your dad's passing. Do remember having a few laughs with your parents over the years, and he was so wonderful to me when...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: JANICE ALTON - Millbury, MA

“My deepest sympathies to all of you.My husband worked for Larry then continued to work at Gilmans . Till he passed. You are all in prayer ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: Marian Smat - Putnam, CT - Friend

“Condolences to your family, Larry! Thanks for the memories!! ”
16 of 17 | Posted by: Dick Trudeau - Thompson, CT

“Rest in Pease, you earned it. Dick Herron ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Richard Herron - Auburn, MA


LAWRENCE JAMES BELLEROSE of Putnam, CT died January 14, 2021 at the age of 82. He was the former owner of the Gilman and Valade Funeral Homes of Putnam and North Grosvenor Dale, CT. Bellerose began working for the Gilman family at the age of 16. He served his apprenticeship with James T. Pratt Funeral Service in Hartford. In 1973, after 15 years working with the Gilman family, he purchased the firm. He and his wife, Arlene, owned and operated it alongside the Valade Funeral Home in North Grosvenor Dale, which they purchased in 1980. They retired in 2003. A graduate of the New England Institute of Mortuary Science, he was a member and past president of the Connecticut Funeral Directors Association and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association.