Visitation at Funeral Home
Obituary of Carmelinda N. Bellizia
Carmelinda (Nigro) Bellizia died Monday, July 3, 2023, at Complete Care at Ocean Grove. She was 92.
Born in New Brunswick to the late Patsy and Michelina (La Morte) Nigro, she lived in New Brunswick before moving to North Brunswick in 1962. She has lived in Wall Township for the past two years. She was a 1948 graduate of New Brunswick High School and attended Newark Secretarial School. She was a secretary at Johnson and Johnson in New Brunswick from 1946 to 1953. After that she worked part time at Rite Aid Pharmacy in North Brunswick.
Mrs. Bellizia loved her birthplace of New Brunswick and was fiercely proud of her New Jersey roots. She was forever devoted to her parish of St. Mary of Mount Virgin Church in New Brunswick where she had been baptized, educated, married, sang in the choir and witnessed the weddings and funerals of her loved ones. The parish was founded by Italian immigrants and there was nothing she was more proud of than her Italian heritage. She was also a member of the church's St. Anne Society and Golden Age Club.
She was a member of the North Brunswick Senior Citizens and the AARP of North Brunswick and was an election poll worker in North Brunswick for 65 years. She enjoyed international travel and cooking for large family gatherings.
In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Vincent R. Bellizia, Sr. in 1998; her brother Andrew Nigro in 1953; and her sister Catherine Tomori in 1995. Surviving are her daughter Linda Hagen and her husband Todd of Yardley, Pennsylvania; three sons – Prosper Bellizia and his wife Juliet Astor of Ocean Grove, Patsy John Bellizia and his wife Hannifer of Milltown and Vincent R. Bellizia, Jr. and his wife Kathryn "Jenny" of Collingswood; her sister Carolina Ciorciari of Highland Park; four grandchildren – Alessandra Bellizia, Miranda Kathryn Bellizia, Charles Hagen and Juliana Hagen; three step grandchildren – Lindsay Stanislau, Jillian Julian and Joseph Stanislau; and a great granddaughter Emilia Bellizia Sisti.
Visitation will be 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Monday, July 10, 2023, at Selover Funeral Home, 555 Georges Road, North Brunswick. Funeral services will be 9:15 AM Tuesday, July 11, 2023, from Selover Funeral Home followed by a 10:00 AM Mass at St. Mary of Mount Virgin R.C. Church in New Brunswick. Burial will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery in New Brunswick. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.