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Anna Rita Bell 1928 - 2008 CAMBRIDGE Anna Rita Bell, 89, formerly of Cambridge, died peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center which had been her home since Feb., 2004. She was the widow of George G. Bell, Sr. who died in 1987. Born in Cambridge on Saturday, Dec. 28, 1928, daughter of Anthony and Clara Messina Baratto. Anna graduated from Cambridge Union School, class of 1937. She and George were married on August 19, 1951. An active member of the Cambridge community, Anna was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church, a former member of the Cambridge Rescue Squad, which her husband helped to start, and the Cambridge Senior Citizens. She loved to cook and used this talent at Mary McClellan Hospital, Cambridge Central School and Meiklenox Presbyterian Home, now the Cambridge Guest Home. She enjoyed gardening and sports. Anna was passionate about Bingo and was still playing two weeks ago. She spent several years at the Cambridge Guest Home before moving to Hoosick Falls Health Center. She is predeceased by three siblings, Lena Powell, Mary Williams and Joseph Baratto. She leaves two children, George G. Bell, Jr. and wife, Karen, of Cambridge, Ellen Marie Larson and husband, Craig, of Niles, Mich.; a brother, Albert Baratto of Cambridge; three grandchildren, Eric Larsen and Daniel and Benjamin Wardwelo; four great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: Friends and relatives are invited to call on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 from 3 to 5 p.m. at ACKLEY & ROSS FUNERAL HOME, 73 West Main Street, Cambridge. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 17 South Park Street, Cambridge. Burial will follow at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Center Cambridge Road. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Hoosick Falls Health Center Activity Fund, 21 Danforth Street, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090 or the Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad, P O Box 52, Cambridge, NY 12816. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Hoosick Falls Health Center for giving Anna such loving care the past four years.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 12, 2008
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