Betty M. Bellanger, 92, Watertown

WATERTOWN, NY —  Betty M. Bellanger, 92, Watertown, passed away on Sunday, June 20, 2021, at Samaritan Medical Center.

Born Aug. 10, 1928, in Watertown, the daughter of Earl L. and Norma N. (Shawcross) Mahon, she graduated in 1946 from Watertown High School.

On April 23, 1949, she married Jean R. Bellanger. Jean died April 26, 1995.

Betty was employed by the Great American Insurance Company as a supervisor for the commercial lines of the insurance company from 1958.  She retired in 1985. She worked for the company in Watertown and commuted when the company moved to Syracuse. Betty then took a position at Seaway Sales Co. in Watertown and retired from there in 2005.  After that, she was employed by insurance agencies and the Census Bureau in Watertown.

She enjoyed reading and gardening.

She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

Surviving are, a son John Bellanger, Watertown, two daughters, Renee (Charles) Gilbo, Lowville, Cheryl Bellanger Watertown, two brothers, Earl D. (June) Mahon, Plattsburg, Arthur M. (Martha) Mahon, Watertown, six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Two sisters, June Corey and Carolyn Stanford, died before her.

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family.

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