On Tuesday afternoon, October 20, an elderly lady was killed by her own car in Stamford.
According to authorities, 84 year old Virginia Bellas drove home from a day out with friends in her beloved 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue sedan. She turned into the driveway of her unit at the Chesterfield Condominiums in Bedford Street but her remote opener for the garage door would not work. Her 72 year old neighbor, Sue Falzetti, came to help her and Bellas left her car idling while she got out and she and Falzetti tried to make the remote work. The car then began to roll backwards and the open driver’s door knocked them both to the ground.
They were both taken to Stamford Hospital with what appeared to be minor injuries but Bellas got worse and died soon after. Falzetti was discharged the following day.
Bellas was a native of Bridgeport and moved to Stamford with her husband, George Nicholas Bellas, in 1973. He died in 1996. She was a longtime member of St. Leo Catholic Church and after raising sons Ronald, David and Richard, and daughter Diane, she worked at Giftique on High Ridge Road from 1989 to 2009.
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