Eileen (Earle) Bell, age 81, a longtime resident of Dracut, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 with her daughters by her side. She was the beloved wife of George E. Bell until his passing in 1990.
She was born in Lowell on November 7, 1940 and was the daughter of the late Edward and Grace (Stanton) Earle.
Eileen graduated Lowell High School in 1958, enjoying many friendships, especially her fellow Girl Officers of which she was the Captain. Later, she worked at Raytheon Corporation where she eventually left to raise the loves of her life, her twins. To avoid missing them when they started school, she became a school bus driver and joined the Harvey and Loyce Gagnon family of bus drivers. For over 10 years she enjoyed friendships with her fellow drivers and created countless connections with school children throughout Dracut. She coached her daughters’ teams in softball and spectated their Pop Warner and High School Cheerleading and other sports. She was an active member of Lowell Seton Guild and sustained long lasting friendships as a member of The Mothers of Twins Club.
Eventually, Eileen was bitten by the travel bug and her love of people, places and adventures led to many years as a travel agent seeing all 7 Wonders of the World and helping others plan their dream vacations. Towards retirement, her final place of employment was with Saints Medical Center in the patient billing department. This was followed by loud, uninterrupted weekends of free time enjoying her deck, her plants, and cheering on the New England Patriots.
Eileen is survived by her twin daughters, Carlene Bell-Flanagan and her husband Leo of Andover, MA, and Marlene Tuzar and her husband George of Hillsborough, CA. Eileen absolutely adored her grandsons, Liam, Colin and Aidan Flanagan, and Zackary and Dane Tuzar, as well as three very special people, Benjamin and Gabriella Flanagan, and Mariah Tuzar. She is also survived by her much-loved sister, Carol (Earle) Souza of Chelmsford, her godchildren, many nieces and nephews, longtime dear friends and neighbors, and several close cousins with whom she enjoyed holidays, most especially 4th of July on the lake.
Eileen is predeceased by her loving brothers, Edward and Carl Earle, and her fun-loving aunt, Gladys Stanton.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday, September 12th from 4pm to 7pm at the Dracut Funeral Home, 2159 Lakeview Ave., Dracut. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, 374 Stevens St., Lowell, on Tuesday at 10am. KINDLY MEET AT CHURCH. Interment will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery in Lowell.
Eileen cared so deeply about so many things. Flowers are welcome, alternatively, donations can be made to Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers (SASC) via Spaulding Rehabilitation Network or to the charity of your choice.