Waltham – Mrs. Christine M. (Bellan) Provencher, of Waltham, died peacefully at home with her husband Vincent and best friend, Carol by her side on Tuesday, January 4, 2022. She was 67.
Christine was born in Waltham on January 6, 1954, a daughter of the late John and Theresa (Rehill) Bellan. She was a graduate of Waltham High School and had been a lifelong resident.
She also graduated from Blaine Hair School where she also worked as an instructor. Christine later became a nursing assistant at the former Waltham Hospital and worked in the same capacity in private homes. Never one to sit idly, she also worked as a traffic supervisor for several years for the City of Waltham and as a cook at the former Espousal Center on Lexington Street.
She married the love of her life, Vincent B. Provencher on January 23, 1974 in Saint Joseph's Church on Main Street.
Besides her beloved husband of forty-eight years, Vincent, she is survived by her children, Rose-Ellen Padavano & her wife, Angela Padavano of Worcester and Monique Provencher of Barre; her niece, Danielle Sama; her grandchild, Sebastien Deveau; her former son-in-law, William Deveau & his wife Alisa of Worcester, her siblings, Michael Bellan of Milford, Donald Bellan of Jamaica Plain, Wayne Bellan of Hollis, New Hampshire, Deborah Sama of Marlboro and Rocksine Gorman of West Boylston. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Estelle Provencher and many in-laws, nieces, nephews and their families.
Her grandson Sebastien and her adopted niece Danielle held an extraordinary place in her heart.
She was forever grateful for her special friendship with Carol Biselle and Georgie Catapano.
She was also the mother of the late Rachael Ann Provencher and sister of the late David Bellan, Rocky Bellan, Judith Gustafson and Joanne Wilson.
Family and friends will honor and remember Christine's life by gathering for calling hours in The Joyce Funeral Home, 245 Main Street (Rte. 20), Waltham on Monday, January 10th from 4-7 p.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning before leaving in procession to Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted Church, 880 Trapelo Road, Waltham where her Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Waltham.