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“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...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Pat

“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...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Karen (Vincuilla) Anderson - MA

“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...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Dorothy Sherman - Waltham, MA

“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...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Lavinia (Lee) Harris - Waltham, MA

“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...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Joe Fournier - WALTHAM, MA

“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...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Heidi Wilde - NASHUA, NH - Friend

“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...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Patty Bertrand - Billerica, MA


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.