Evelyn 'Lyn' P. (Bell) Andrews
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of Nashua, NH, formerly of
North Chelmsford & Dracut, MA
NASHUA, NH -- Evelyn "Lyn" P. (Bell) Andrews, 67, of Nashua, NH, died Friday, August 15, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family. She had been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer this past February, yet she chose that with the prospect for recovery dim she would forgo any treatment and let God's will be done, she kept this news to herself and enjoyed what would be her last spring and summer. She in her final act exemplified a lifetime of placing her family above her own needs, however on Aug. 1st, the cancer made its presence known and she reluctantly shared her crushing revelation, although we were heartbroken at this news we nevertheless understood her decision to keep the matter private as long as she did, for throughout her life her courage knew no bounds, she died as she lived, her way, on her own terms.
Born in Lowell, MA, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Evelyn (Aubrey) Andrews. She graduated from Dracut High School with the class of 1964.
Lyn was currently working at J. Elston Plumbing of Hudson, NH, she had previously worked for Ron Hillard Plumbing of Lowell and Bell Plumbing of N. Chelmsford.
She was a communicant of the St. John the Evangelist Church, North Chelmsford, MA
Lyn was a renaissance woman who was ahead of her time, never allowing any barriers to impede her path. Of her many endeavors Lyn was a former town meeting representative for Chelmsford. She served as a little league baseball coach in the 1970's and early 80's was the proprietor of Bell Catering. She was a member of the Daughter of the American Revolution, Col. John Robinson Chapter. For years she was an avid bowler at Brunswick Lanes in Lowell, and enjoyed trap shooting at Stony Brook Fish & Game in Westford. Lyn cherished gardening in both Nashua and Vermont and riding her ATV at her beloved Vermont Mountain house, where she spent countless wonderful weekends over these past
She is survived by one son, Richard R. Bell Jr., of Nashua, NH; her step mother, Shirley (Cass) Andrews of Chelmsford; one son-in-law, Victor Hillard of Nashua, NH; two brothers, Albert "Buddy" and his wife, Nancy Andrews of Middleburg, VA, and Jack and his wife, Wendy Andrews of Middleburg, VA; two sisters, Susan (Andrews) and her husband, Herb Cline of Chelmsford, and Sarah Andrews of Chelmsford; sister-in-law, Helen (Monahan) Andrews of Wellington, FL, formerly of Chelmsford; three grandchildren, V. Grant Hillard IV, Garrett Hillard and Sarah Hillard, all of Nashua; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death was her daughter, Theresa "Teri" (Bell) Hillard who died on December 12, 2013, her brother, Dana Andrews, who died in 2007, sister, Kathy (Andrews) Byrt, who died in 1997 and ex-husband, Richard R. Bell, who died in 2012, and many cousins and dear friends.
ANDREWS -- Evelyn "Lyn" P. Bell Andrews of Nashua, NH died August 15, 2014. Visiting hours Fri. 4 to 8 P.M. Funeral Sat. at 11 A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME, 106 MIDDLESEX ST., CHELMSFORD. Cremation at the Merrimack Crematory. Memorials may be made in her name to the Teri Hillard Memorial Scholarship Fund, Tewksbury Hospital, 365 East St., Tewksbury, MA 01876. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at www.dolanfuneralhome.com
Dolan Funeral Home
106 Middlesex Street
North Chelmsford, MA 01863
Published in Lowell Sun from Aug. 21 to Aug. 22, 2014