CHARLESTOWN, R.I. - Gloria Jean Lawrence Bellini of Charlestown R.I. died March 16, 2013. She was 70.
Bellini was born June 7, 1942, in Essex Junction, Vt., daughter of Edward and Juliette Lawrence. She was a longtime resident of Fairfield before moving to Rhode Island seven years ago. She graduated from the University of Vermont in 1960 with a degree in dental hygiene. She worked for many years as a hygienist while pursuing her masters degree in psychology, which was awarded from Sacred Heart University.
Bellini is survived by her husband, Joseph; daughters, Lisa M. Bellini of Voorhees N.J., Allison L. Bellini (Thomas) Koletas of Greenwich Conn., and Heather A. Bellini and Kevin Neznek of New York City; six grandchildren; brother, A. David Lawrence (Joan) of Rouses Point N.Y.; sister, Susan J. Miracle (James) of Vallejo Calif.; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22 at the Leo P. Gallagher Funeral Home, 31 Arch St. in Greenwich Conn. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23 at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church Greenwich Ave., Greenwich Conn.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.