Morris P. Bellantuono

Published on Monday, 17 January 2022 17:21


Morris P. Bellantuono, 96, of New Britain passed away on Jan. 15, 2022 at home with his family by his side.

Morris was born on Mar. 15, 1925 in New Britain to the late Vito and Isabelle (Angelis) Bellantuono. He met his wife Margaret while working at American Hardware. They made their home in Plainville where they raised their daughter before moving back to New Britain in the late 70’s. He worked for Emhart for 43 years, where he held several patents for locks and doorknobs he designed (some displayed at the New Britain Industrial Museum) and designed the locks at the former World Trade Center.

Morris was a veteran having served in the Pacific for the U.S. Army during World War II. He was also active for many years with the Kiwanis Club alongside his brother Jimmy.

He had a loving nature and a great sense of humor. He enjoyed telling jokes and teaching his great-grandchildren about his locks. One of the first things he would say when you came to visit him would be, “Wanna hear a joke?”

Morris is survived by his daughter Caroline Davis of New Britain; grandchildren Lisa Davis of New Britain, Melissa Devanney and her spouse Michael of Newington; and his great grandchildren Noah and Madison Devanney of Newington. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Margaret (Skinner) Bellantuono and his son in law Norman C. Davis Jr. Morris’ family would like to express their deep gratitude to Josetta “JoJo” Anderson for her wonderful care of Morris and for the loving kindness she always gave him.

Friends and relatives may come to call on Friday January 21, 2022 starting at 6 p.m., followed by a service of remembrance at 7 p.m. at Erickson-Hansen funeral home, 111 Chamberlain Hwy Berlin, CT 06037. Please share a memory of Morris in the online guestbook at

Posted in New Britain Herald, on Monday, 17 January 2022 17:21. Updated: Monday, 17 January 2022 17:24.