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Howard Belcher Obituary

Howard J. Belcher
Howard J. Belcher

February 18, 2018
Born in Chicago, IL
Resided in Hyde Park, NY
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Howard J. Belcher, 83, of Mariapolis Luminosa, Hyde Park, NY, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Chicago, IL, son of the late Howard and Anna Curtin Belcher. A US Army veteran, Howard served in Korea and later studied architecture and carpentry. He married Rose DiMartino on May 28, 1960. Howard and Rose lived in Elmhurst, IL from 1968 to 1986 with their family. They then moved to Hyde Park, NY to Mariapolis Luminosa, where Howard oversaw the construction of many of the buildings in the community over the next couple of decades. He was an avid fisherman and camper.

Beloved husband of Rose Belcher, loving father of Ken Belcher (Christina) of Wheaton, IL, Thomas Belcher (Marisol) of Elmhurst, IL, John Belcher (Darrah) of Elmhurst, IL, Steve Belcher (Rose) of Wilton, CT and Paul Belcher of New York City; grandfather of Mark Ugolini, David, Anthony, Emily, Bernadette, Jacob, Joshua, Sarah, and Katherine Belcher, brother of Alice Sopala (Walter) of Chicago, IL, the late John Bell and his wife, Rosalie of Clarendon Hills, IL, the late Marie Gilbert (Donald), Lila Fanslow (Calvin) and Virgil Belcher (Loretta.) Uncle to numerous nieces and nephews, godfather to many. He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. at Mariapolis Luminosa, 200 Cardinal Rd., Hyde Park, NY in Our Lady of the Light Chapel. Visitation on Saturday will be from 10:45 - 11:45 a.m. at the main auditorium of Mariapolis Luminosa. A funeral Mass then will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. in the main auditorium. Interment will follow in the Mariapolis Luminosa Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mariapolis Luminosa, 200 Cardinal Rd., Hyde Park, NY 12538. Messages of condolence may be made to www.MillspaughCamerato.com

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Visitation
Visitation
200 Cardinal Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Friday, February 23, 2018
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Visitation
Visitation
200 Cardinal Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Saturday, February 24, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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Funeral Mass
Funeral Mass
200 Cardinal Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Saturday, February 24, 2018
12:00 PM
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Burial
Mariapolis Luminosa Cemetery
200 Cardinal Road
Hyde Park, NY 12538
Saturday, February 24, 2018