Elroy J. ‘Bee’ Belanger (1932-2018)

MADAWASKA, Maine – Elroy J. ‘Bee’ Belanger, 86, passed away on May 21, 2018, at a Madawaska Health Care Facility. He was born in Fort Kent on March 2, 1932, the son of the late Louis and Emma (Michaud) Belanger.
While attending high school, Bee worked at the Gatey Theater. Upon graduation Bee joined the Army. Following his service time he returned to Madawaska and began working at Frasier Mill where he remained until his time of Retirement. During this time he met the love of his life, Rita Pelletier, at the Weber House in Van Buren. Their first dance was to “Could I have this dance for the rest of my life” and they never stopped dancing. The other love of Bee’s life was taking pictures. Whenever you saw him, he had a camera in hand ready to take pictures. Bee was also a 4th degree Knights of Columbus and Legionnaire, of which he was very proud of. Elroy had two special pets, Snowball the cat, and Chico the dog, who were both very spoiled.
Elroy is survived by his sister, Joyce Cyr and her husband, Gerard, of Van Buren, three Godchildren, Dan Deschaine and his wife, Lori, of Westfield, Ann Piascik of Van Buren, and Kyle Morrill of Bangor, as well as several nephews and nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces and, cousins.
Elroy was predeceased by his wife, Rita, who passed away in 2015, three brothers, Junior, Venton, and Everett, one sister, May Louise, as well as a brother and sister-in-law, Yvon and Anita Pelletier.
Friends and relatives gave their condolences to the family from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at church, on May 26, 2018. A mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Thomas Church in Madawaska. For those that desire, donations may be made to the Acadian Village in Van Buren, P.O. Box 197, Van Buren, ME 04785.
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