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Helen Loretta Bell

February 4, 1938 ~ July 30, 2018 (age 80)

Helen Loretta Bell, of Hebron, widow and soulmate of the late Robert S. Bell, passed away Monday, July 30, 2018 at Hartford Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Born February 4th, 1938 in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late William and Loretta (Dunn) Burbank, and raised her family in Hebron. In her life Mrs. Bell was a successful business woman, owning and operating Creative & Northeast Drywall.  She was a member of the National Organization of Women in Construction and was a communicant of the St. Columba Church in Columbia. Known for her quick wit and sharp tongue, Helen was a loving wife, doting mother, and an indulgent grandmother

She leaves three children and their spouses, Mary Ann and Allen Parker of Colchester, Helen and Bruce MacBryde of Coventry, and Robert and Valerie Bell of Manchester; eleven grandchildren, Cassandra, Teresa, Richard, Helen, Michael and Robert Parker, Mary Kathleen MacBryde, Megan (and Bryan) Swiger, Madelyn MacBryde and Melinda and Robert Bell; along with many extended family and friends.

The family will receive guests Monday, August 6th from 5 – 7 PM at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester.  The Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated Tuesday August 7th at 10:30 AM at the Church of the Holy Family, 185 Church St. (Rte. 85), Hebron.  Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Hebron.

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