December 19, 1940 – August 13, 2022 (age 81)
Town of Newburgh, NY
Eleanor R. Bell, of the Town of Newburgh, entered into rest on Saturday, August 13, 2022. She was 81.
Daughter of the late John and Evelyn (Deveraux) Eckert, she was born on December 19, 1940 in Marlboro, NY.
A longtime area resident, Eleanor was a homemaker. She loved to sing and play the harmonica . Playing Scrabble and visiting the casino slots was her enjoyment. Eleanor was an avid fan of Jeopardy which she shared with her daughter every night. Eleanor loved her family which was the most important element of her life, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include four sons, George H. Bell III, of Cornwall on Hudson, Dwayne Bell of New Windsor, Donald A. Bell of Ogdensburgh, NY, and Christopher L. Bell of the Town of Newburgh; five daughters, Lenore Bell of the Town of Newburgh, Cheryl Bell of Newburgh, Melissa Cooper, Candice Barley and Christine Bell all of the Town of Newburgh; many brothers and sisters; seventeen grandchildren; six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Private cremation has taken place at Cedar Hill Crematory.
Plans for a Celebration of Eleanor’s Life will be announced at a later date.
Donations in Eleanor’s memory can be made to the Town of Newburgh Animal Shelter, 645 Gidney Avenue, Newburgh, NY 12550.