Irving C. Belain, 67, Was Fisherman and Painter
Irving C. Belain of Aquinnah died Friday, June 6, at Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Oak Bluffs. He was 67.
Mr. Belain was born Jan. 12, 1936 at Martha's Vineyard Hospital to the late Maurice and Myrtle (Vanderhoop) Belain. He was a lifelong resident of Aquinnah.
Mr. Belain was a commercial fisherman for a number of years. He then became a self-employed residential house painter for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head Aquinnah.
He is survived by his wife, Priscilla (Taylor) Belain; his two sons, Chris of Aquinnah and Anthony of Mashpee; one granddaughter, Alisha Belain of Mashpee; one sister, Judy Ballou of Wrentham; one brother, Cedric Belain of West Tisbury; one nephew, Louis Belain of Mashpee, and two nieces, Paula Belain of Oak Bluffs and Dana Ballou of Foxboro. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Dennis.
His family will receive relatives and friends at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 10, at the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluff,s immediately followed by his funeral service at 12 noon with the Rev. Roger Spinney officiating. Interment will follow in the Gay Head Cemetery, Aquinnah.
Memorial donations may be made to Windemere Nursing & Rehab Van Fund, Attn: Betsy Burmeister, P.O. Box 1747, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557. Arrangements are under the care of the Chapman, Cole and Gleason Funeral Home in Oak Bluffs.