Mr. August Joseph "Augie" Bellardine, Sr. of Trinity passed away January 14, 2014, Tuesday in the Hospice Home of High Point following a long illness.
Mr. Bellardine was born March 1, 1927 in Oswego, NY to Oresto and Asunta Martini Bellardini. Service to his country was his career, having served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict and in the US Army during Vietnam, where he was a decorated veteran. Mr. Bellardine was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and the International Club of the church. Mr. Bellardine was a member of the American Legion, the Elks, lifetime member of the VFW and a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, three sisters, and two daughters; Paula Ann Bellardine Hunter and Marianne Bellardine. On August 3, 1956 he married Frances Brougher who survives of the home.
Also surviving are two sons: August, Jr of Virginia Beach, VA and Michael Bellardine of Trinity; and two brothers, Francis of Pulaski, NY and Ernest Bellardine of Oswego, NY. Mr. Bellardine had two grandchildren; August III of Duck, NC and Heather Bellardine of Richmond, KY and three great grandchildren; Madison and Ashlyn Bellardine of Richmond, KY and Leah Bellardine of Duck, NC.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 18th at 11:00 am in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, the Reverend Fr. Vincent E. Smith, O.S.F.S. will officiate. The family will receive friends in the Gathering Space of the Church on Saturday beginning at 10:00 am until the hour of the service. Interment with full military honors will be held Thursday, January 23rd at 12 Noon in the Ft. Benning Post Cemetery, Ft. Benning, GA. Following the interment the family will host a reception at the Elks Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be directed to the IHM School Fund, 4145 Johnson Street, High Point, NC 27265.
You are invited to share your condolences and fond memories with the family at www.sechrestfunerals.net