Emily W. Belanger of Middletown, wife of the late Regis A. Belanger, died on February 21, 2019 at Pilgrim Manor after a brief illness. Born in Meriden on June 21, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Emily Worthington and Thomas Jones, Sr. She resided in Meriden for most of her life until moving to Middletown in September 2017, was a longtime active member of South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church, and graduated from Meriden High School in 1958. She is beloved by her three daughters and their husbands: Diana Carroll and her late husband David of No. Miami Beach, FL, Lee Ann and Fred Rousseau of Southington, and Lorraine and Daniel Bassett of Middletown; seven grandchildren: Troy Rousseau, Aaron, Mendel, Golda, Yosef, Shalom, and Yisroel Carroll; her brother Thomas Jones and his late wife Elizabeth; nephew Scott Jones and his wife Rebekah; and cousin Doreen Donahue and her husband James. A special mention to Bruce and Darlene Belanger and Faye Belanger for all of their love and support through the years. Emily graduated from Meriden Hospital School of Nursing in 1961 and worked at the Meriden/Wallingford Hospital, and in 1999 retired from the Miller Memorial Community. She loved photography, card making, and compiling the history of her church and the city of Meriden. For the past 20 years, she had volunteered at the Meriden Soup Kitchen. She also loved cats, and leaves behind her beloved Nicodemus. A Memorial Service celebrating Emily's life will be held on Saturday, March 2 at 11:00 a.m. at the South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church, 145 Main St., South Meriden.

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  1. Emily was a much loved and valued member of the soup kitchen crew on Thursdays. Her special salad , known as . Emily’s Salad. will always be a fond memory for us.. We had many enjoyable mornings with her . She will be missed.
    Betsy Tyrrelll and Bud Greenbacker

  2. Emily was a very giving person. I met her at church.
    Emily loved taking pictures of church activities. She always had her camera on her. I remember when she had to go from film to digital, she wasn’t sure if she would be able to do it, but she did great. She made many albums for the church as our historian. When minsters went onto another church she would give them an album of special moments of our church.
    We did many actives together like setting up tag sales. Emily loved tag sales she would tell me about ones she went to with family members & the deals they got. She didn’t like messy ones & made sure our UMW one was always neat & organized. One of her favorite ones was the daffodil festival.
    She was a very crafty lady who made cards for her family & church members. She put a lot of thought of what people liked into them. She also did our church bulletin boards for every season or special activities we were having. Plus our church foyer. She was a collector & shared her collections with her church family.
    I could go on with so many more things Emily did for the church & how she helped. But will stop now. I will miss her & think of her when I use salt. She would always open the shaker up & pour it in her hand then sprinkle it on her food. It didn’t matter where she was in a restaurant or a gathering at church.
    Evan after I moved back to NY , we would talk on the phone. I will miss her but I know she is now she is at peace.
    Blessings,
    Debbie Moore

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