Elizabeth Betsy C Bell

August 7, 1932November 3, 2012
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BELL, ELIZABETH C. “BETSY” Elizabeth (Clare) Bell, 80, of Oxford, CT, formerly of Stamford, CT, passed away on November 3, 2012 in Oxford, CT. She was the wife of the late James R. Bell. Betsy was born on August 7, 1932 in Rochester, NY to the late Elmer and Bessie (Nesbitt) Clare. In 1963, the Bell family relocated to Stamford, CT where Betsy raised her family, worked at BJS Print Shop and retired from Fleet Bank. She spent her spare time enjoying her grandchildren, her cats, working on puzzles and following basketball. Betsy is survived by her daughters Linda Martin and her husband Rick of Oxford, and Karen Christensen of Oxford, with whom she resided. Betsy is also survived by her grandchildren, Travis Martin of Naugatuck, Britta Christensen of Waterbury, Jessica Christensen of Beacon Falls, and Kayla Martin of Henrico, VA, her brother-in-law Carl Baxter of Pittsford, NY, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Vernon and Shirley Bell of Fairport, NY, and several nieces, nephews, friends and her devoted cat, Red. She is also survived by Ama Ampomah, her caregiver for the last 4 years. Words cannot express the gratitude and love the family has for Ama and her devotion to Mom. She was predeceased by her sister Ellen (Clare) Baxter. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betsy’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, PO Box 96011, Washington DC 20090-6011 or to the Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Road, Kanab, UT 84741. Calling hours will be held at Spadaccino and Leo P. Gallagher & Son Community Funeral Home 315 Monroe Turnpike, Monroe, CT on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 11:00 to 12:30 with a service immediately following. To leave an online condolence please visit


  • Visitation Saturday, November 10, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, November 10, 2012

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November 15, 2012

Linda, Karen and families, My thoughts and prayers are with you. I also remember getting together in Rochester and even coming to CT to visit, always having lots of fun and laughs. May your love and memories get you through this difficult time. Ginny Shepardson- Kapusta

Susan Baxter

November 13, 2012

Karen, Linda and family - My heart breaks for you guys. Growing up I remember a kind, warm Mom; smiling - with a cat usually on her lap!! I was lucky to get to know both your parents later on in life as well. Your great memories will get you through! Love Susan

Sharon Heslin

November 12, 2012

Dear Travis and family,
I am very saddened to hear of your grandmother's passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences, and know I will be thinking of you and your family...sending you love and all of God's blessings to get you through today and all your days ahead as you struggle through the pain and grief.

Victoria Shepardson

November 11, 2012

Linda,Karen and families,
You have been in my thoughts and prayers during these past few days.
We all remember the wonderful times our families had when we were growing up. Sometimes we look at old pictures of our picnics,your wedding, Linda and the pictures of when our mothers were at RBI. Mom often tells stories of the wonderful times she spent with Betsy,Ellen and their parents your grandparents. I always thought it was neat that I was born on your Mom's birthday. I was due on the 8th and Linda you were born on the 8th!
Your Mom will always live in our hearts right along with our Dads too. What a wonderful friendship!
Take care

November 10, 2012

I am saddened by the news of your Moms passing, she and your father were so kind
to my Mom over the years, I will be forever grateful to them both. I pray she is at peace with your Dad smiling down on you and your families.
John Baldino Jr

November 10, 2012

I was so saddened to learn of your Mom passing, she was such a sweet lady and both she and your Dad were so kind and helpful to my Mom over the years, I pray that she is at peace with your Dad and smiling down on her two beautiful daughters.
John Baldino Jr
Norwalk Ct

Ava Saltis

November 9, 2012

Dear Karen & Linda,
My thought and prayers are with you. I am so sad to hear about your Mom's passing. I have such great memories of spending time with you and your family as a young girl. I hope you find some peace in this time of sorrow. My deepest sympathy.....

Lyn FitzGerald

November 9, 2012

My mother worked with Betsey at Fleet and remained friends with her after they both retired. She was a very nice lady. My condolences to her family.

The Staff of Spadaccino Funeral Home

November 9, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Lisa Krause

November 8, 2012

Rest in Peace Aunt Betsy.