Elizabeth J. (Norcross) Bell

  • Born: April 5, 1929
  • Died: May 2, 2018
  • Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Joyce Funeral Home

245 Main Street
Waltham, MA 02453

Tel. (781) 894-2895

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

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Mrs. Elizabeth J. (Norcross) Bell, of Waltham, died Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at Belmont Manor Nursing Facility. She was 89.

Born on April 5, 1929 in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada she was a daughter of the late Warren and Mildred (Patriquin) Norcross. She immigrated to the United States as an infant and was raised and educated in Waltham where she graduated from Waltham High School with the class of 1947. She married James L. Bell on March 10, 1951 in Waverly Oaks Congregational Church in Belmont. Jim died February 13, 1998. Prior to the birth of her son she had worked as a secretary for the former New England Trust Company and then remained at home to raise her children.

She had a love for animals and nature and kept active each day with long walk.

She leaves her children, James L. Bell and his wife, Bernice Rourke-Bell of Bellingham and Joanne E. Bell and her husband, Michael Conley of Waltham; her grandchildren, Autumn Silver and her husband, Mark, Austin Beecy and Emily Day and her husband, Alan; her brother, Richard Norcross and his wife, Ruth of Arlington; nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private.

Memorials in her name may be made to M.S.P.C.A., 350 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I am truly sorry for your loss. May you gain comfort by pouring out your feelings to God in prayer. He loves you and wants to help you at this most difficult time, and at all times.

Posted by Pat    May 13, 2018

Joanne and Jay - I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing ....my Mom cherished the friendship she had with your Mom. Often my mom would talk about being a newlywed and having another wonderful newlywed couple Jim and Bettyliving in true two family, new brides Cooking for their husbands. My Mom loved going to visit Betty in Wellfleet...she loved their walks and her peaceful chats they would have for hours. I am thinking of you and your families at this difficult time ...my deepest sympathy

Posted by Karen (Vincuilla) Anderson - Milford, MA - Friend   May 12, 2018

Joanne, Jay, Richard and Family

My condolences to all of you at this time, so sorry to learn of Betty's passing today. Missing a lot of great people from here in the circle, I'm sure she's been greeted by everyone, and that they are all gathered as neighbors again ❤

Posted by Dorothy Sherman - Waltham, MA - Neighbor   May 08, 2018

Dear Joanne and Jay,
I am deeply sorry to know of your mother's passing - words cannot describe such a loss. You were there for her during a difficult illness- do take pride and comfort in that as you mourn.
We were neighbors, then best friends, for 55 years - a most special friendship and I will forever miss her.
My thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.
With warmest regards and love - not to mention wonderful memories.

Lee Harris

Posted by Lavinia (Lee) Harris - Waltham, MA - friend   May 05, 2018

Dear Joanne, Jay and family...so sorry to learn of your mom's passing. The circle is getting smaller. Her smile and wave hello was always a highlight.
With Warm Regards and Sympathy!
Joe Fournier & Family

Posted by Joe Fournier - WALTHAM, MA   May 04, 2018

Hi Joanne and Bell family,
Sending condolences to you and your family at this time of loss. I have many fond memories of Betty and her sweet smile and demeanor. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

Posted by Heidi Wilde - NASHUA, NH - Friend   May 03, 2018

Joanne,, Jay and family,

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. May all the wonderful memories you have of your Mom help you in the days ahead. May she rest in peace.

Joanne I see the resemblance you have to your Mom .

with deepest condolences and sympathy,
Patty Famosi Bertrand

Posted by Patty Bertrand - Billerica, MA - Classmate   May 03, 2018

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