Iris C. Bellarosa of Wallkill, NY, a longtime resident of the area, passed away Sunday, July 10, 2021, peacefully at her home in Wallkill. She was 97.
The daughter of the late Clifford and Estella Lipsett Caswell, she was born September 13, 1923 in Newburgh, NY.
Iris was a lifetime member of the Wallkill Reformed Church, serving on the Woman’s Guild. She was also a member of the Historical Society of Wallkill & Gardiner. She volunteered with Meals on Wheels. Her passions included flowers, watching birds, cooking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
She was the widow of Thomas P. Bellarosa.
Survivors include her Daughters Tammi B. VanKleeck & husband Brian R. VanKleeck of Wallkill, N.Y. and Lee A. Barletta Wallkill, N.Y. & former son-in-law Jack F. Barletta of Maybrook, NY; granddaughters Chelsea M. VanKleeck & fiancé Jonathan E. Mazurek of North Clarendon, VT , Brooke A. VanKleeck of Lockport, IL & Ashley L. Barletta of Monroe, N.Y.; Sisters-in-law Estelle Caswell of Palmyra, VA, Delia Bellarosa of Saugerties, NY; brother Blair J. Caswell & wife Margery D. Caswell of Port St. Lucie, FL and numerous nieces & nephews.
Along with her parents and husband, she was predeceased by brother Clifford H. Caswell and sister Audrey M. Caswell.
A memorial service will be Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 3pm, at Wallkill Reformed Church, 45 Bridge St., Wallkill, NY.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society, Hospice, Walden Humane Society, Historical Society of Wallkill or Wallkill Reformed Church.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Iris C. Bellarosa, please visit our floral store.
Shawangunk Historical Society
PO Box 570, Wallkill, NY 12589,
Wallkill Reformed Church
PO Box 54, Wallkill, NY 12589,
Alzheimer's Association, Hudson Valley Chapter
2649 South Road, #101, Poughkeepsie NY 12601
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Hospice of Ulster and Dutchess Counties
34 Broadway Kingston, NY 12401,
Walden Humane Society
PO Box 135, Walden NY 12586