On Wednesday April 21st, Monica Lee Belongia, 68, passed away in her sleep. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, and wife of 42 years. She had a contagious laugh, and loved her friends like family. She was devoted to her faith, and loved baking cookies and other sweets for neighbors and friends. She also loved to garden, and while we had a hard time keeping the plants alive sometimes (we are lousy botanists), she still enjoyed seeing things grow. She was also an avid animal lover, and would donate to charities of all kinds. She liked board games, playing cards, and going to gatherings. Everyone that knew her felt welcome around her and she would regularly prepare meals for people and would help the elderly as well. She worked at Meadow View nursing home as a CNA for 14 years, and while she wasn’t so great with being on time, she always made sure to show up. You will be missed Mom, by more than just our family. May you find the rest and sleep you truly deserve, and I know you won’t ever be forgotten.
She is survived by husband, Robert Belongia, daughter, Shamon (Jeremy) Anderson, and her son, Alton Belongia, two grandchildren, Conner and Mackennah Anderson, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents, Eugene and Eleanore Sperry, sister, Stephanie Harrison, and brother, Christopher Sperry.
The family thanks Meadow View, Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice, and their staff for all the help and care they provided Monica in these last few months.