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“We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Vic & Frances Barger - Cleveland, MS

“Mr. Belenchia was alway a very kind. We always had a short chat whenever we would see each other. ”
2 of 13 | Posted by: Lee Audrey Tolliver

“My name is Charles Kahee formally of Shelby, Ms I would to thank Mr. Belwenchia for trusting me and getting me my first job. I will say a prayer for...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Willie Charles Kahee - Davison, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.If I can be of any assistance please do not hesitate to call...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Lynn Harris - Hattiesburg, MS

“Our prays are with you and may God bless you. ”
5 of 13 | Posted by: Tommy and Donna Rocconi - MS

“Mike, Bib and Megan - I was sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Please find peace in knowing that he is in a better place. With...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Georgia Wilson - Clarksdale, MS

“My sympathy to all the family. Ruth Ann (Mangialardi) Darby ”
7 of 13 | Posted by: Ruth Ann Darby - Memphis, TN

“Ms. Rose Nan, Tessie, Marcia, and Michael, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Albert. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Donna Fava Koerth ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: Donna Fava Koerth - TX

“mike and family soryy to read about your father.s death he was find person billy loved playing golf with albert ”
9 of 13 | Posted by: mary morgan - brandon, MS

“So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family. Angelo Balducci ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Angelo & Jackie Balducci - MS

“Marcia,Your family will be in our thoughs and prayers. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Mickey & Brenda Allen & children - MS

“Dear All, Bob and I have been thinking about y'all and praying for your families to have the strength to make it through the next few days. You...Read More »
12 of 13 | Posted by: Bev and Bob Card - Merigold, MS

“Dear Michael and family,Mr. Albert was a super person.He always took time to talkto us and we always enjoyedseeing him on the golf course.He also...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Ben,Annette & Bryan Olivi - MS

Mr. Albert Belenchia, 84, formerly of Shelby, passed away at the Mississippi State Veterans’ Home in Collins Saturday, July 17, 2010. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday July 21, 2010 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shelby, MS. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. and will end at time of service. Father Charles Bucciantini of St. James Catholic Church in Leland and Father Sean Atkinson of Our Lady of Victories Catholic Church in Cleveland will conduct the funeral mass.

Mr. Belenchia was born in Shelby on May 7, 1926, to Marshall Belenchia and Emelia Tarsi Belenchia. He attended Shelby Schools before volunteering for service to his country as a proud member of the United States Navy during WWII. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, he returned to Shelby and several years later married Rose Nan Foti on January 18, 1956. He attended Hinds Junior College before being employed at AMCO in Rosedale, MS. In 1964, he became the owner of Al’s Electrical Works and served many customers for over 44 years. Albert was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He was also a member of the VFW, Knights of Columbus, and Shelby County Country Club. He had a great love and passion for his hometown of Shelby, MS. He loved the people of Shelby and dedicated many years of public service to Shelby as a City Alderman.

Another passion in his life was playing golf with his lifelong friends: Snow Campanova, Max Bramuchi, Joe Jo Campanova, Moe Morganti and Johnny Ferretti. He also enjoyed playing golf with his many other friends who were members of The Delta Seniors Golf Association.

Albert was preceded in death by his parents Marshall and Emelia Belenchia, Brothers Alex Belenchia, Paul Belenchia, Charlie Belenchia, Marshall Belenchia, Jr. and a sister Laura Radicioni.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Rose Nan Foti Belenchia of Hattiesburg, MS, (formerly of Shelby, MS); son, Michael Belenchia, (Elizabeth “Bib”) of Cleveland, MS; Daughters, Theresa “Tessie” Smith (Patrick) of Jackson, MS and Marcia Line (Lance) of Hattiesburg; sister, Elizabeth Pongetti; brother, Gene Belenchia; and grandchildren, Megan Belenchia, Hayes Line and Haley Line.

Pall bearers will be his nephews Paul Belenchia, Jr., Mark Belenchia, Russell Belenchia, Glen Radicioni, Jimmy Pongetti, Greg Mangialardi, and Andrew Mangialardi. Honorary Pall Bearers will be his nephews Thomas Belenchia, Anthony Belenchia, Johnny Belenchia, Jerry Radicioni, Gary Pongetti, and Ronnie Pongetti.
Memorials can be made to St. Jude Medical Research Foundation or to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Shelby, MS in loving memory of Mr. Belenchia. To view and sign to online guestbook visit rayfuneralhome.net.

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206 Bishop Road Cleveland, MS 38732
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