Nancy Bell

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  • "Our precious memories go back to the 50's when we were..."
    - Marilyn & Gor Cowl
  • "Malcolm and family I remember Nancy from Keuka College and..."
  • "My prayers go out to Nancy and Malcolm as I recall our..."
    - Oscar Barker
  • "What a sweet, sweet woman. It was a privilege to know her."
    - George O'Hagan
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Bell, Nancy EAST GREENBUSH Nancy Bell died September 11, 2017. She was 80 years old. Nancy is survived by her husband of 57 years, Malcolm; her sister, Linda Perregaux of Niskayuna; her brother, Edward Tiers of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; her three married sons, Franklin and Carolyn of Hartfield, Va., Matthew and Jennifer of Wynantskill and Adam and Susan of Nassau; and six grandchildren, 'Liam, Kiersten, John-Eric, Brady, Aidan, and Adam Jr. She was a longtime member of the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany. Nancy was born in Torrington, Conn. in 1937. She graduated from Keuka College in 1959 with a B.A. in chemistry. She worked at Sterling-Winthrop Research Institute in Rensselaer, where she met Malcolm. They were married in 1960. She was a "stay-at-home-mom" from 1960 to 1982, where they lived in East Greenbush. She was then employed as a community education aide in the Continuing Education Office of the East Greenbush Central School District from 1980 to 1984. In this role, she was instrumental in creating the popular community wide "Arts Alive" festival. She was president of the East Greenbush Cooperative Nursery School from 1967 to 1969, one of the early child care groups now known as Greenbush Child Caring. She was chairperson of the East Greenbush Theater Committee from 1971 to 1979. She was president of the East Greenbush Music Parents Association in the late 1970's. She was president of the East Greenbush Friends of the Library in the early 1980's. She served for a period as a panelist of the New York Council of the Arts. Friends and family are welcome to a memorial service and reception to be held at the First Unitarian Church September 24, at 3 p.m. Parking is available in the lot across from the church. Donations may be made to the Endowment Trust of the First Unitarian Universalist Society, 405 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12206.

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Published in Albany Times Union on Sept. 14, 2017