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Madeline Elizabeth Bell

March 21, 2005 ~ November 13, 2020 (age 15)


Madeline Elizabeth “Maddie” Bell, 15, of Terryville, passed on Friday, November 13, 2020.

 Madeline was born in Bristol on March 21, 2005 the oldest daughter of Owen S. Bell and Naomi (Karlak) Bell.  Madeline was a sophomore at Terryville High School.  She and her family were members of the Hillside Community Church, Bristol.

Madeline was different and wonderful and had a strong will and personality from the day she was born.  She was the kind of person who adds flavor and light to a bland world.  She was and will forever be unforgettable. 

Madeline enjoyed cactuses, and makeup.  She had an interest in nutrition and was hoping to go to college in Portugal.  She had a uniquely dry sense of humor that her aunts and uncles could listen to for hours. 

Madeline was a member of the Terryville Roos cross country team and had recently participated in boxing in Thomaston.  She enjoyed camping trips with family as well as spending time with her cousins and friends and family and her Grandma Leslie Decker (gramma ramma).
Madeline leaves a void that will forever be unfilled.  We will miss her and cry and laugh over our memories with her until we get to see her again and then hug her and hear her tell us about everything in heaven.
As we mourn her loss, Madeline is walking in the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in a place where there is no death or crying or sorrow or pain.  She is now spending eternity with her Aunt Becky Karlak and those who have gone before.

Besides her parents, she leaves her brothers Adam W. Bell and Nathan D. Bell; paternal grandparents Joe Ramatowski and Leslie Decker; maternal grandparents Martha and Michael Karlak and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

 Friends and relatives are invited to a walk-through visitation on Friday, November 20, 2020 beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Hillside Community Church, 435 Broad St., Bristol.  The wearing of protective face masks and social distancing is required.  Please keep visitation time to a minimum in consideration to occupancy limits at the church.  O’Brien Funeral Home, 24 Lincoln Ave., Forestville is honored to assist the family with the arrangements.  To leave an online message of condolence, share a memory or a photo, visit Madeline’s memorial webpage at


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Walk-Through Visitation
November 20, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hillside Community Church
435 Broad St.
Bristol, CT 06010

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