BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. – Sandra E. Bellin died peacefully March 13, 2021 at Discovery Village of Boynton Beach. She was the beloved wife of the late Arthur S. Bellin. They were married for 56 years before his passing in 2007. Born in New Bedford, Massachusetts, a daughter of the late David and Fanny (Slaberborski) Manelis, she had lived in Florida for over 30 years, previously living in Cranston.
She was the devoted mother of Jeffrey Bellin of Cranston and the late Paula Bellin. She was the loving grandmother of Caithlin, Rachel and Patricia. She was the dear sister of the late Dr. Samuel Manelis, Selma Nathanson, Sylvia Dytel and her twin sister Sybil Freed. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews.
Sandra was a graduate of New Bedford High School, class of 1943. Early in her childhood and later as a young adult, Sandra worked in her father’s clothing store acquiring the skills needed to become a self-motivated, independent and entrepreneurial young woman. After marrying her husband in 1951 and while her husband was working at Metropolitan Photo Supply Inc., his father’s business, they operated Arthur Realty Inc., managing real estate properties in the area. She was also the owner of Home Reflections by Sandra Ltd. In 1979, she became the co-founder and owner of King Arthur Photo Supply, Inc.
After retiring in 1992, the couple moved to South Palm Beach, Florida. Sandra was a full-time caregiver to her husband, demonstrating her caring and compassionate nature. In her spare time, she enjoyed walking, especially along the beach collecting seashells to make into necklaces for others. More recently, Sandra was active in her community’s events at Discovery Village and enjoyed being a part of the loving and caring community.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Lighthouse for the Blind, 5601 Corporate Way, #210, West Palm Beach, FL 33407.