Dorothy Bellew

Obituary of Dorothy F. Bellew

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South Plainfield, NJ – Dorothy Frances Bellew, 71, passed away on October 27, 2022 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.  Born in Plainfield to the late Francis and Dorothy (Greco) Bellew, Dorothy was a longtime resident of South Plainfield.  


Dorothy attended Catholic University in Washington, DC where she attained her Bachelor Degree in Education.  Dorothy was an Elementary School Teacher for Little Flower Elementary in Berkeley Heights as well as a Mary Kay Consultant and a Real Estate Agent with Jack Pederson Realty.  She belonged to the Cultural Arts Commission and the Democratic Committee of South Plainfield and was a parishioner of St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church in North Plainfield.


In Dorothy’s spare time, she enjoyed travelling and had a love for photography.  She currently owned Dancing Irises Photography where she was able to feature her own work.


Dorothy leaves behind her loving family; son John Francis Drangula, his wife Amanda of and their son John Francis, Jr., all of Myrtle Beach, SC, her sister Paulette Bellew and her wife Eileen Gerety, brothers; Francis Bellew and Joseph Bellew and his wife Linda as well as her cousin Michele Newhouse, her husband Bob, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.


A gathering celebrating Dorothy’s life will be held at McCriskin-Gustafson Home for Funerals, 2425 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield, NJ 07080 on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 2pm until 6pm.  Family will not hold any services on Sunday, but please gather to the funeral home on Monday, November 7, 2022 beginning 10:00am.


Prayers will be held in the funeral home on Monday, November 7, 2022 at 10:30am followed by an 11:00am funeral mass at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church in North Plainfield.  Dorothy will be laid to rest at Holy Redeemer Cemetery in South Plainfield.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dorothy's name sent to either the American Heart Association, Diabetes Association or to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.





Memorial Gathering

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, November 5, 2022
McCriskin – Gustafson Home For Funerals
2425 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States

Funeral Mass

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, November 7, 2022
St. Luke R.C. Church
300 Clinton Ave
North Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
Prior to mass, family and friends can gather to the funeral home at 10:00am.


Holy Redeemer Cemetery
1734 Clinton Ave
South Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
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Dorothy Bellew

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Dorothy Bellew

1951 - 2022

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