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Carole A Bell

Obituary for Carole A Bell

September 10, 1934 - August 7, 2017
Manchester, New Hampshire | Age 82

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Wife and Sister

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Carole Ann Bell (Dachowski) died peacefully at Merrimack County Nursing home, surrounded by family, after a long-fought battle with Alzheimer's, on August 7, 2017 in Boscawen, NH at the age of 82.

Carole was as born on September 10, 1934 to Helen (Hall) and John Dachowski. She married Anatole (Tony) Bell, the love of her life in 1955. She was a long-time resident of Manchester. Together they raised 3 children in their home and set about teaching them to live by the "golden rule"; Do unto others as you would want done unto you. Every morning, before she got out of bed, she said the Rosary and prayed for all her family. Her children will remember her as a kind and caring woman who was always there for them; whether it was shoulder to cry on or an ear to listen. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren more than life itself. Whether it was taking care of them when they were sick, or supporting them in their many endeavors. They all knew that at 2:00 pm her "story" was on, and that life stopped for that hour when her favorite soap opera was on. She loved to dance and spending time at the ocean jumping in the waves. All who knew her enjoyed her sense of humor and were touched by her in some way. Carole and her family are so grateful for the amazing care she received over the last 8 years and Merrimack County Nursing home. As she was passing, the family was visited by so many wonderful caretakers who shared stories of how much she was loved and would be missed. She didn't talk much towards the end, but when she did, it was always entertaining.
Carole is survived by her three loving children, Susan Phaneuf and her husband Robert of Hooksett, NH, Roger Bell and his wife Karen, of Winooski, VT, and Ricky Bell of Manchester, NH. She is also survived by her brother Robert Dachowski and his wife Claire, her sisters Mary White, Jean Preston, and Marjorie Leutweiller. She leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Jesse, Candace, Jamie, Cheryl, Nicholas, Hilary and Kristy as well as 6 great grandchildren, Hunter, Ethan, Madyson, Winter, Gwendolyn and Lily. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Carole is preceded in death by her loving husband Anatole (Tony) Bell, her brothers John and George and her sister Pauline.

A Celebration of life will be held on August 13th from 4:00 to 6:00pm at The Phaneuf Funeral Home on 243 Hanover St. in Manchester, NH. A funeral Mass will take place at Blessed Sacrament Church, 14 Elm Street in Manchester on Monday August 14th at 10:00 am. Father John will officiate the ceremony. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Carole's life.

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