Geraldine Bell

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WOLFEBORO -- Geraldine Olive (Cushing) Bell, 93 of Cricket Hill Road, died Sept. 11, 2010, at her home.

She was born in Rumney, Jan. 28, 1917, to Oscar R. Cushing and Ethel F. (Thompson) Hunt, and grew up in Plymouth. She graduated from Plymouth High School and Plymouth Normal School. She started her teaching career in a one-room school house in Landaff, and accepted a teaching position at Carpenter School in Wolfeboro in 1938, where she taught for 31 years, retiring in 1982.

She was a member of bowling leagues in Melvin Village and at the PJ Lanes in Wolfeboro. She was a member of NEA, GWEA and Retired Teachers Association.

Her interests were reading, knitting, gardening and birds. She was well known for baking, especially rolls and apple pie. She loved vacationing with her daughter, Nancy, at the ocean.

She was predeceased by her husband, Hugh C. Bell, and a daughter, Judith Ann Bell.

Family members include a daughter, Nancy J. Bell of Wolfeboro; a brother, Roy A. Cushing of North Kingston, R.I.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

SERVICES: Visitation will be Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. with a memorial service at 1 p.m. at Baker-Gagne Funeral Home, 85 Mill St., Wolfeboro.

Donations may be made to VNA/Hospice of Southern Carroll County and Vicinity, PO Box 1620, Wolfeboro 03894.

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Published in Union Leader on Sept. 15, 2010
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