Michael B. Bellmore, 27, of Hamden, passed away suddenly at YNHH on May 3, 2014. Born in New Haven on November 6, 1986 to Michael A. and Deborah Guida Bellmore of Hamden. Along with his parents, Michael will be remembered by his sisters, Caroline and Jenna Bellmore both of Hamden, aunts, uncles, and wonderful friends. He was predeceased by his Paternal grandparents, John and Elizabeth Zachs Bellmore and his Maternal grandparents, Bartholomew and Caroline Scates Guida. Mike was a graduate of Hamden High and graduated with Honors Cum Laude from SCSU. After school he was employed as a journalist at the New Haven Register and most recently worked as a consultant for the Town of Hamden. He was a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Journalism Award from the CT Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists. Funeral to leave from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden, on Friday, May 9th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Stephen's Church, Hamden at 10:00 a.m. Burial will take place in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Friends are also invited to visit with Michael's family on Thursday evening from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions in Michael's memory may be sent to SCSU, MFA Fund/ Poetry and Creative Writing, 501 Crescent St., New Haven, CT 06515 or (please specify MFA Fund/ Bellmore in the: I would like to designate my gift section).

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  1. Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bellmore and Family, I was so very saddened to hear about Michael’s passing. Sending our heartfelt sympathy at this extremely difficult time. With deepest condolences, Nancy, John, Mark, Jay and his wife Lisa Ferraro Grade 2 Teacher at St. Stephen School

  2. Debbie and family, I am so very sorry to hear about Michael, such a sadden loss with a promising life. Sending prayers! Nancy Laggis Orlando (Marie Connors sister)

  3. Debbie, my sincere condolences to you and your family. I’m sure you remember my brother Bill. He called me last night to tell me about Michael’s passing. I’m in DC. on business or I would have attended the wake last night. Michael was an accomplished young man for sure. Your circle of friends obviously hold you and family near and dear to their hearts. The messages below are evidence of that. Last night I was reminiscent of 1969, the year I met the Guida’s. I was 19, you were several years younger. The Mayor, then candidate use to whisper in my ear at major events, Joe, keep an eye on Debbie. I think about those days often. Someday when you have time it would be nice to meet and share thoughts. Be strong Deb, Michael is at piece. Celebrate his life, he was young but yet so accomplished. Joe Carbone

  4. My heart breaks for all of the family of Michael. I still think of you as part of my forever family and wish there was some way to take away the pain, but I know that there isn’t. After 34 years as a nurse, I can still find no rhyme or reason for God’s wanting our loved ones to join him. I’m sure there is a reason but we aren’t meant to know what it is, just trust that He needed his help in some way. We love you all and will always be there for your family and include you. xoxo

  5. That smile. That joyful beautiful smile. Such a wonderful son with unlimited potential. We will miss your sense of humor, wit and intelligence

  6. To Mike – you were a wonderful coworker and friend. I miss you terribly. I hope to do you justice in the tribute I am writing today for the Register. Until we meet again, Michelle Tuccitto Sullo

  7. We were truly shocked to learn about Michael’s passing. He was a friend of my son Rob who now lives in Boulder, CO his senior year. I used to see Mike at the Mobil and at P&Z meetings. His smile and sincerity were wonderful. Our family’s prayers and sympathies go out to you.

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