Marilyn Albina (Poland) Bell, 68, of Jamestown, Rhode Island died peacefully at home on June 9, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was the daughter of the late George and the late Albina (LeBoeuf) Poland of East Providence.
She is survived by her husband Peter Bell of Jamestown, and her daughters Lynn Bell and Alayna Bell of Ashland, NH, and Martha (Bell) Labrecque, and her husband, Kevin of Holbrook, MA, her loving grandson, Douglas, and her many beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was the sister of Margaret (Poland) Marcotte of East Providence, and the late Peter Poland of East Providence.
She was a proud alumnus of Bay View Academy in East Providence, class of 1970, and Johnson and Wales Business School, class of 1972, member of Epsilon Phi Delta Sorority. She was an active member in the Jamestown community as a Girl Scout troop leader, CCD teacher at St. Mark Church, volunteer at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, Jamestown Public Schools, and the Jamestown Junior Women’s Club. She was a member of the South County Mother of Twins club.
She was a life-long knitter, and shared her love for it with everyone she cared about. She also enjoyed line dancing, ballroom dancing, feeding the birds at Beavertail, and traveling all around the country with her husband. Her favorite times were spent with her family and friends. She will be remembered for her caring nature, wonderful smile and infectious laughter.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 10:00 AM in St. Martha’s Church, Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Monday from 5-8 in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations are sent to The National Alliance of Mental Illness.