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Thomas Belive – April 7

Thomas Joseph Belive, a resident of Pelham, New York, formerly of New Rochelle, passed away on April 7th, 2024, at the age of 75. Born in New Rochelle to Joseph and Dorothy Belive, Thomas was the eldest of four children. He spent his formative years in New Rochelle, attending Blessed Sacrament High School, where he also served as an Altar Boy at Blessed Sacrament Church. Thomas pursued his passion for psychology and earned a degree from Iona College.

During his youth, Thomas cultivated interests in music, particularly playing the piano, swimming, and indulging in classical melodies. Known for his refined palate, he was a wine connoisseur who thoroughly enjoyed entertaining guests. Thomas also had a deep affection for animals, especially his cherished cats. He treasured his travels to Colombia, where he formed lasting bonds with numerous friends.

Professionally, Thomas dedicated his career to the United States Postal Service, where he left a lasting impact with his diligent work ethic and warm demeanor. He will be fondly remembered as a happy, kind-hearted, and caring individual by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Thomas is survived by his brothers, John (Debbie) Belive and Billy Belive, his sister, Ginger Belive, and his devoted caretaker, Peggy Benfaida. He is also dearly missed by his niece, Nathalia Belive.

A celebration of Thomas’s life will be held at the Pelham Funeral Home, located at 64 Lincoln Avenue, Pelham, New York, on Wednesday, April 17th, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Interment will be private.

Editor’s note: This obituary was provided by the Pelham Funeral Home.

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