Meriden- Regis A. Belanger, 71 husband of Emily (Jones) Belanger died on Saturday, January 16, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer at Meriden Center. He was born December 24, 1938 in Lisbon, ME a son of the late Phillip and Eva (Breton) Belanger. He retired from Miller Co. Rolling Mill in Meriden, was a lifelong member of the Franco-American Club and an honorary memember of South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church. Regis will be forever remembered as a gardner, a great cook, great swing dancer that loved westerns and his 'Moxie'. He was always willing to help anyone in need, whether it was a ride or help fixing something. Regis was a loyal husband, son, father and grandfather who will be deeply missed. Regis' family would like to thank the staff of MidState Medical Center, Pavillion D and Meriden Center, Wing 100 and Bruce and Darlene Belanger for all their continued care and support. In addition to his wife Emily of 46years, he is survived by three daughters and their husbands, Diana and David Carroll of N. Miami Beach, FL, LeeAnn and Fred Rousseau of Meriden and Lorraine Belanger-Bassett and Danny Bassett of Meriden, and seven grandchildren; Aaron, Mendel, Yosef, Golda, Shalom, Yisroel andTroy. He also leaves, two brothers and their wives, Renaud and Mary Belanger and Gerard and Phyllis Belanger both of Zephyrhills, FL, two sisters-in-law, Ina Belanger and Theresa Belanger, many nieces and nephews and his cat 'Milli'. A memorial service honoring Regis' life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church, 145 Main St., South Meriden, CT 06451. The Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden is in charge of the arrangements.

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  1. Mr. Regis Belanger was a hero amoung those who knew him. Kind, helpful, funny and a good man. His attitude was always positive and he never said an unkind word about anyone. Let us all remember his traits and carry those with us in our hearts in memory of him. Love and prayers to his entire family at this difficult time.

  2. I have many fine memories of Regis as a kid..he had a great family ..I had lots of happy times with them when we were young..my prayers are with the family. Stan Banack 6337 Utopia Dr Zephyrhills, FL

  3. Dear Emily, It has been a while since we have been in contact. So sorry to learn that your husband had passed away. When things settle down please give me a call. Extend my condolences to your family. Love, Beth (Knop) Pelatzky

  4. Dear Emily, Diane, Lorraine, LeeAnne and Families, How sad I was to here of your very sad news. My sincere prayers, thoughts and love are with you from afar. The obiturary I read was so fitting for a person who I describe as being so naturally kind. I am so glad that I was fortunate to visit 2008 and experience again the friendship and warmth of No 93 Oak St. Regis was so very kind to me, cooking me fabulous food and taking me to my dream places. You of course have many other heartfelt memories of one so dear. My love to you all, Belinda

  5. In honor of a great man who always thought good, spoke good and did good. He is loved and will be missed and remembered as an example to all.

  6. A Tribute to Regis, my dad Everyone who knew Regis finds it easy to list his unique flairs and quirks. Here’s just a few: planted 48 tomato plants every summer, used only Amoco high-test, never used a credit card, known for his meat pies and steamed cheeseburgers, stock-piled wood, containers, stuff (might need them someday), used only cast iron pans, made every kid his buddy, wore shorts in the winter (under his winter coat), let us girls play on the wood piles, made Popham Beach a tradition, taped his favorite shows on VHS, loved his records, and cars like his children, always had a project (unfinished) in the house. There’s another list, however, too difficult to keep track of. Only G-d knows the full list of every act of kindness Regis did for everyone he came in contact with. .Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you’ve got to do is call. And (he’d) be there…you’ve got a friend.. (James Taylor) Love you and miss you, Diana .gotta go.

  7. Dear Grandma, I remember when Grandpa was helping me use a match for the wood stove in the cellar. When you and my mom saw us down there you yelled at grandpa, .what are you doing?. He said, .I let Aaron do it at his age.. Thanks Grandpa for showing me so many fun things. I will always remember you. Love, Yossi Don’t let the bees sting

  8. Dear Grandma, I remember when Grandpa was helping me use a match for the wood stove in the cellar. When you and my mom saw us down there you yelled at grandpa, .what are you doing?. He said, .I let Aaron do it at his age.. Thanks Grandpa for showing me so many fun things. I will always remember you. Love, Yossi Don’t let the bees sting

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