Barbara I. (Branigan) Bellrose


Barbara I. (Branigan) Bellrose, 81, passed away January 8, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Richard J. Bellrose.

She was a daughter of the late Chester and Alice (Maroney) Branigan. Mrs. Bellrose was employed as an inserter for the Providence Journal for 20 years before retiring.

She is survived by four children Donald J. and Ronald J. Bellrose, Linda A. Skaling, and Thomas J. Bellrose; one brother, Leonard Branigan; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was the sister of the late Claire Richards.

Her funeral will be held Friday, January 11 at 8:30 a.m. from the Thomas & Walter Quinn Funeral Home, 2435 Warwick Ave. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph Church, Providence Street, Natick at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Ann Cemetery, Cranston. Visiting hours Thursday 4-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Tomorrow Fund, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 02903 will be appreciated. Information and condolences, visit


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