In loving memory of

January 22, 1935 - June 25, 2020

Judith Ann Beltrame, 85, of Marquette, passed away Thursday evening, June 25, 2020, at her home, surrounded by family and under the care of Lake Superior Life Care & Hospice.

Judy was born on January 22, 1935 in Marquette, a daughter of the late George and Cecile (Trottier) Bureau and was a lifelong Upper Peninsula resident. She graduated from Bishop Baraga High School in 1953 and on December 26, 1955, she married Lawrence Beltrame at St. John's Catholic Church.

In her leisure time Judy enjoyed knitting and crocheting, but mostly spending time with her children and traveling in their motor home. Judy lived a great life.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Lawrence; five children, Steve (Brenda) Beltrame of Sands Township, Janet Beltrame-Soria of Stevens Point, WI, Christine (Richard) Bilski of Norway, MI, Jere (Barbara) Beltrame of Adrian, MI, and Julie (Joe) Huskey of Marquette; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; also surviving are nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death besides her parents was a son, George T. Beltrame; two grandchildren; also three brothers, Jim Bureau, Bruce Bureau and Lee Bureau.

A private family memorial service will take place this summer.

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider Bay Cliff Health Camp, PO Box 310, Big Bay, MI 49808 in Mrs. Beltrame's memory.

Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Beltrame family where memories of Judy may be shared at


Bay Cliff health Camp wrote on Jul 2, 2020:

"On Behalf of Bay Cliff and all of our campers, we would like to thank Judith and her family and friends for their generosity in supporting our work. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family."

Negaunee City Band wrote on Jul 1, 2020:

"The Negaunee City Band will miss Judy\'s smiles and applause when the weekly concerts resume. While Larry was the performer and valued uniform manager, Judy was always the faithful supporter cheering on Larry, Julie, and Johanna on the march and at the concerts and was a welcome addition to the parties. She was a great sport about her diminutive stature, joking about the doctor telling her she was going to have to start riding in the back seat if she kept shrinking. We are thinking of all of you in this time of loss. Sincerely, Bruce Houghton, Treasurer, Negaunee City Band"

Ruth Forgette wrote on Jul 1, 2020:

"I so enjoyed getting to know Judy (and Larry and Julie) when Judy was at Brookridge. She was always ready for every activity and that beautiful smile was always there. She was quite a remarkable woman. Prayers for all of you"

Stephanie Ann Beltrame Perrier wrote on Jun 30, 2020:

"I see your tired face while I reminisce by the fireplace. Looking at old photos You think she knows? I sit drinking red wine in the living room I see all you?ve left All us family that remain No empty hearts and a big blood line. All these memories will stay and take my pain away Like playing hideaway in the secret passageway. Raking leaves by the tree Jumping in with me, burying me until I couldn?t see Sipping lemonade on the porch swing all hours Telling me stories and smelling the flowers Just sitting with you Telling me all the things you knew Loving your chocolate chip cookies Soft or crunchy Dad ate them frozen-frozen cookie stealin munchie Your smile comes back to greet me Orange, not white. What a great memory She was always up for a party Lots with just me and Barbie Paddling the boat Grabbing that flower Hoping we stay afloat Grandma never really grew old She filled my heart with gold It?s ok to cry or even say goodbye Remember the great times I?ll keep the memories alive With the pictures in the frames. So many memories of a warm place in my heart This is now our time to part You?ll forever be in my heart "

Joan Mathis wrote on Jun 30, 2020:

"Rest in peace Judy. You were a beautiful lady and great mother and grandmother. I will remember how you rearranged your home to accommodate Joe and Julie\'s wedding when outdoor plans went South because of a snow storm. It was fun shopping and having lunch with you and Julie back in the day. We will meet again on the other shore. Blessings to all of your family as they rejoice for your long life."

Roy & Sue Vander Bloomen (aka: Truck Trash) wrote on Jun 30, 2020:

" We will always cherish the good memories we\'ve made together with our dear Friends, Judy & Larry. (aka: Trailer Trash) We sure had some fun times over the years. Thank you for the lifelong gift of friendship with Jan and the many fun memories made with your Family. We consider ourselves truly blessed to have known you, Judy. We will celebrate together again and look forward to that great day. Our heartfelt sympathy to your Family, prayers and love to you."

Matthew & Dawn Gallo wrote on Jun 28, 2020:

"As a long time friend of Steve\'s I had the pleasure of meeting Judy on several occasions. I always remember her as being very spunky (A real firecracker if you will). It was always interesting to hear her stories of Steve and her kids. I thank her and Larry for bringing my best and most loyal friend, into this world. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family."

Lisa Douros wrote on Jun 27, 2020:

"I remember Judy Beltrame as being witty and smart. By the time Julie came along, the youngest of her six kids, she had seen it all. There was no sneaking anything past her! I spent many afternoons at their house on Front Street, walking home from Graveraet with Julie. I would watch Julie follow Judy?s carefully written instructions to finish putting together and cooking a casserole and fixing a salad for their family supper because Judy was working. As an eleven year old, I was pretty impressed that Julie could finish prepping a meal, but that was thanks to the patience and teaching skills of her mother. The house was always immaculate and I know the cooking, housekeeping and parenting skills she passed down to Julie has served Julie well. I moved quite a few times, so I saw Judy being a Grandma to Julie?s children just a few times, but you could see she doted on them. A good hearted lady, though and through. My condolences, Lisa La Course Douros"

angela gravedoni wrote on Jun 26, 2020:

"Truly sorry for your loss, many fond memories of Judy. Always smiling and happy, our deepest condolences to you all. Michael and Angela Gravedoni "