Stanley Clifford Bellamy, Sr., 74, of Oakdale, passed away Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2018) at Hartford Hospital. Born Jan. 5, 1944 in Poughkeepsie, NY, he was the son of the late Clifford Stanley Bellamy and Lillian Gladys (Larraby) Mudge. At age 17, Stanley enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving proudly as for over 20 years attaining the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer. He had specialized in submarine periscope optics while in the Navy; so following his military retirement, he continued that work as a civilian with McLaughlin Research Co. and later worked for Mohegan Sun. A dedicated family man, he had been active coaching soccer, baseball and softball while raising his children. Stan also loved computers, reading science fiction and golfing. He leaves his loving wife, Mary (Jamison) Bellamy; their four children, Kahily Bellamy (and wife, Nicole) of Bozrah, Tanya Peabody (and husband, John) of Hamden, Porsche Bellamy of Oakdale and Stanley Bellamy, Jr. (and fiancée, Elaine Podzaline) of Norwich; 13 grandchildren, Devonte, Raekeem, Isaiah, Heaven, Caezar, Xzias, Kiana, Trey, Zakari, Malachi, Shyah, Lennon and Marseline; a great grandson, Lord; two brothers, Wendell Bellamy (and wife, Patricia) of Calabash, SC and Pastor Jerry Bellamy (and wife, Donna) of San Diego, CA; a half-brother, Ronnie Bellamy of Pensacola; and numerous extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Lois DuBose; and three half-siblings, Georgia Freeman and Leland and Norman Bellamy. The family will receive friends 10AM-12PM at the D.M. Williams Funeral Home, 2793 Culver Road, Rochester, NY. Interment, Grove Place Cemetery, Chili, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675-8516 (www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate).
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