Joseph N. Belleville – Woonsocket

Joseph N. Belleville – Woonsocket

Joseph N. Belleville, 83, of Diamond Hill Road, passed away, Sunday, November 3, 2019, in Hope Hospice and Palliative Care. He was the beloved husband of Erna (Schwenk) Belleville for 62 years.

Born in Woonsocket, he was the son of the late Henri and Florence (Charron) Belleville.

He was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. He received the National Defense Service Medal, The Korean Service Medal, and The Good Conduct Service Medal. He served in the 24th Infantry Division and the 36th Infantry Regiment Task Force Smith. He was a member of the Korean Club Organization Chapter 2 Chepachet, R.I, The Korean War Veterans Association, and The American Legion Fairmont Post 85.

He worked as a Program Analyst and was lead computer machine operator and the DPI Section Chief for the United States Property Fiscal Office.

Mr. Belleville had a fascination with electronics, including once building a television for his family.He also enjoyed watching classic movies, while sharing chocolates and sweets with all of his loved ones. Mr. Belleville who was known as “Opa” to his family truly loved being surrounded by them all.

Besides his loving wife, Erna, he is survived by his eight children, Bernd Schwenk and his wife, Monika, of Oppenheim, Germany, Thomas H. Belleville and his wife, Helen, of Coventry, Stephen C. Belleville of North Providence, Michael R. Belleville and his wife, Cheryl, of Bellingham, Mass., Marie L. Giard of North Providence, Gloria E. St. Onge and her husband, Camille, of Woonsocket, John P. Belleville and his wife, Eileen, of North Providence, and Joseph J. Belleville and his wife, Kathleen, of Woonsocket; 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was also the brother of the late Jocelyn Heckman.

His funeral will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019, at 9 a.m., in the Blackstone Valley Baptist Church, 40 Pine Swamp Road, Cumberland, RI 02864. Burial with Military Honors will be in the R.I. Veterans Cemetery, Exeter R.I. Relatives and friends are invited. Calling hours are respectfully omitted.

The S. DiPardo Memorial Chapel Funeral Home Woonsocket, RI 02895, are in charge of the arrangements.