Allan R. Bellows – Pawtucket

Allan R. Bellows – Pawtucket

Allan R. Bellows, 93, a fifth generation funeral director, of Pawtucket and Little Compton, passed away peacefully Saturday, February 9, 2019, at home. He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Lois Tubman, and was preceded in death by his first wife of 55 years, Carolyn (Waters) Bellows.

Born in Providence, a son of the late Dana R. and Letitia (Price) Bellows, he lived in Pawtucket for the past 63 years and summered in Little Compton for many years.

Mr. Bellows was actively involved, alongside his father, son and grandson, with the mortuary of D. W. Bellows & Son, Pawtucket, Bellows Funeral Chapel, Lincoln and Roy Funeral Home, Manville, for over 65 years. Mr. Bellows was a past president (1973-74) of National Selected Morticians which is now Selected Independent Funeral Homes. Prior to joining his father in the family funeral business, he worked for Amica for two years. He was an honorary member of the Rhode Island Funeral Directors Association.

He was a 1943 graduate of Moses Brown School, Providence, and a 1949 graduate of Brown University.

He served proudly as a B-17 navigator in the Army Air Corps during World War II.

He was a member of Wannamoisett Country Club, Rumford, Sakonnet Golf Club, Little Compton and Pawtucket Country Club, Pawtucket.

An active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Pawtucket, he served as Senior Warden and was a member of its Investment Committee for many years.

Allan was active in many local organizations. He was a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Pawtucket; a member and past president of the To Kalon Club, Pawtucket; a corporator and member of the Board of Directors of the Memorial Hospital, Pawtucket; a member and past chairman of the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army of Pawtucket; a trustee of the Boys & Girls Club of Pawtucket; a member of the Fortnightly Club of Lincoln; a member of the Anawan Club, Rehoboth, Mass. He was a member and past master of the former Barney Merry Lodge #29, F. & A.M., Pawtucket, now St. John’s Lodge #1, F. & A.M., Providence; a life member of Pawtucket Royal Arch Chapter #4 and Pawtucket Council #2. RSM, both of Pawtucket; Scottish Rite, Valley of Providence and the Rhode Island Shrine.

Besides his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Janet Bellows Worms, and her husband, Harvey, of Eden Prairie, Minn.; two sons, Bradford R. Bellows and his wife, Jayne, of Cumberland, and John A. Bellows and wife, Deborah, of Warren; one brother, William M. Bellows of Maine; eight grandchildren, Benjamin D. Bellows of Glastonbury, Conn., Allan R. Bellows II of Lincoln, Andrew W. Bellows of Washington, D.C., Abby R. Rampone, of Cumberland, Meghan L. Peterson of Livermore, Calif. and Martha R. Bellows, of Providence, Sarah W. Doppler of Champlin, Minn., and Matthew A. Worms, of Eden Prairie, Minn.; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was the brother of the late Emily B. Lister of England.

Allan also is survived by Lois’s children, Thomas Tubman and his wife, Dorothy, of Enfield, Conn., Robert Tubman and his wife, Cathy, of Seekonk, Mass., Mary Lu McNulty and her husband, John, of Haddam, Conn., and Kathleen Cabral and her husband, Glenn, of Riverside; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

His Requiem Eucharist will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019, at 11 a.m., in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket. Burial, with military honors, will be in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln, Friday 4-7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Bellows’ memory to the Salvation Army, 102 High St., Pawtucket, RI 02860 or Hope Hospice & Palliative Care of RI, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904-9826, would be appreciated.

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