FREEPORT — Eleanor “Ellie” Bell, 92, formerly of Needham, Mass., died Sept. 25.
She was born in 1917 to Edward and Sarah “Sadie” Kruger, and was raised in Everett, Mass. She had three sisters, Frances, Evelyn and Ruth and a brother, Harold.
While working as the executive secretary to the president at Austin-Hastings, Co., she met her future husband, Alwin.
When he returned from World War II in December 1946, they married and settled in Medfield, Mass., to begin a family. Together they had three children, George, Arthur and Janet.
They moved to Needham, Mass., in 1954 and lived there for over 50 years. After raising her children, she worked in human resources at Carter’s for 19 years.
In 2004, she and Al moved to Maine. After her husband died in 2005, she lived at Freeport Place and Hawthorne House.
Her hobbies included golf, swimming, skiing, gardening and ceramics.
Family and friends will remember her as a sweet and positive person who had a life well-lived.
She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Al.
Survivors are her three children, George, Arthur and Janet; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service was held earlier this week.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that friends take a moment of silence in her honor.
Arrangements are by Lindquist Funeral Home, 1 Mayberry Lane, Yarmouth.