Mary's Story

LIMESTONE - Mary "Rita" Bell, 81, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday November 19, 2014 at the Eastside Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Bangor, Maine after several months of declining health. She was born in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada on April 29, 1933, the daughter of the late Edward and Bertha McCooey.

Rita is survived by her daughter Debbie and Gary Richardson of Dexter, sons, Dale Bell of Newport and Wayne and Dotty Bell of Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania. Rita had five Grandchildren Katie Bell of Newport, Steven Bell of Bangor, Leslie Hart of Presque Isle, Ashley Richardson of Dexter and Matthew Richardson of Greeley, Colorado. Additionally she had six Great Grandchildren Tyler, Grace, Madison, Owen, Jada and Natalie, brothers Edward and Marianne McCooey, Leighton and Jocelyn McCooey and Patrick McCooey all of Canada and a sister Monda and Jack Fosbrink of Texas.

She was Predeceased by her brother and sister in-law Jerome and Yvette McCooey, sisters Mary Nicholson (surviving partner Heinz Redlick) and Noreen MacLennan. She will be sadly missed by many nieces and nephews.

There are many people who have made our Mother's life a special one, so many in fact that it would be impossible to name them all. But we would like to let the following few know how much you meant to her. First is Jim and Judy Bell with whom she spent many holidays. To Tyler Bell who always made sure she made it to various appointments on time. To Donnie and Candy Poisson who visited her numerous times in her final days. And her niece Denise who visited her on one of her last few good days and spent hours reminiscing about relatives and the past. And to all her friends at Limestone Estates, especially Janet King, Morris Ward and Margret Gillespie who all helped our mother for years.

A memorial service will be held 11am, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Lancaster Morgan Funeral Home, 11 Clover Street, Caribou Maine. Interment will be held in the spring. Donations may be made in Rita's memory to a charity of one's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lancastermorgan.com.
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