Virginia Elizabeth (Mayo) Bell, 88, of Newcastle, died peacefully on Oct. 18. She was the beloved wife of the late Ronald Harry Bell.
Virginia was born in Lynn, Mass. on October 7, 1929, a daughter of the late Roscoe and Evelyn Mayo. She lived in Nashua, N.H. and graduated from Nashua High School in 1947. She then met her husband Ronald H. Bell, whom she married in 1950, and they settled in Tyngsboro, Mass.
She was employed as a waitress in many places in New Hampshire prior to her retirement. Virginia and her husband Ronny drove their motorcycle across the United States for their 25th wedding anniversary, again to Yellowstone, as well as many other riding adventures.
She belonged to the Tyngsboro Senior Center where she played cribbage and Rummy Cube. She bowled with Dracut Seniors Center in Windham, N.H., and Augusta with friends. She enjoyed her sewing group. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Nobleboro and the Wiscasset Senior Center. She retired to Newcastle in 1992, where she had a home on the Damariscotta Lake.
She was predeceased by siblings, Stanley and wife Irene, George and wife Violet, and Ruth and husband Louis; beloved son-in-law, Billy Jusczak; and great grandson Benjamin W. Connolly.
Virginia will be missed by her children, Donald and wife Annette (Gagnon) Groulx, and Barbara (Bell) (DeCarteret) Jusczak; grandchildren, Gregory DeCarteret and wife Sarah, Jamie (Jusczak) Connolly and husband Scott, Selene (Groulx) Gove, Thomas Groulx and wife Rebecca; eight great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and many friends, including the Cheney family.
Relatives and friends are invited to her memorial service to be held at 11 a.m., Sat., Nov. 4 at the First Baptist Church, 8 Back Meadow Rd., Nobleboro.
Memorial donations should be made to the church. Services in Massachusetts will be announced at a later date. For directions, or to leave an online condolence, story, or message, please visit dracutfuneralhome.com or Dracut Funeral Home on Facebook.