Eileen McCarthy Bellinger Johnson, age 83, passed away Saturday evening at Heritage Health Care Center in Utica under the care of her daughter.

Eileen was born April 5, 1930 in Watertown, the daughter of Michael and Frances Dunkelburg McCarthy. She graduated from Brownville/ Glen Park High School in 1948.

She married Robert Bellinger in 1948 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Brownville. He died March 5, 1963 in an accident while working for N.Y. Telephone Company.

Eileen worked as an operator for N.Y. Telephone and later retired as a teller for Marine Midland Bank.
She lived in Brownville and later moved to Harrisville in 1994.

She is survived by two children, Robert Bellinger and his wife Karen of Harrisville and Deborah Secor of Utica. She has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters Margaret Thomas of Rochester and Shirley Hanchette of Wisconsin; nieces, nephews and a cousin, Leland Bellinger of Harris, Minnesota.

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday at Brownville Cemetery with the Rev. Gail Parsons of Dexter United Presbyterian Church officiating. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home of Dexter.

Special thanks to second floor nursing staff at Heritage Health Care Center of Utica and her aides, Shannon and Glendy.