Susan E. Bell

On November 3, 2018, Susan Elizabeth (Matthews) Bell, departed this earth for Heaven with her children by her side.

She was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on April 25, 1950, daughter of C. Frederick Matthews and the late Frances (Hood) Matthews. Her family moved to the United States in her childhood, first to Virginia and then Massachusetts where she graduated from Lexington High School. Susan resided in Litchfield, New Hampshire for the last forty years.

Susan was delighted to raise her family, choosing to leave her career, and loved her children fiercely. She loved cooking, making her famous cheesecake and baked goods for loved ones, butterflies, angels, daisies and dandelions, warm sunshine, and Coke Zero; but more than all these things, she loved people. In her quiet, nurturing nature, she was protective and kind, and quick to offer love, support and laughter to her family, friends and strangers. Her contagious, signature laughter will be echoed in the memories of those who love her forever. Sue’s heart for people was beautiful, always recognizing the importance of caring for others and serving as an encourager. No matter what she had going on or what she was going without, she selflessly poured love into the people around her. She would be embarrassed that these things were being written of her, as she never liked being the center of attention- but she deserves many more compliments than this space will allow.

In addition to her mother, Sue was predeceased by her brother, John Matthews. Her beautiful life will forever be cherished by: her hero, best friend and father, C. Frederick Matthews; her beloved children, Brian Bell and Laurie Bernard and her husband Jonathan; her adored grandchildren, Matilyn, Kaitlyn and Joseph Bernard; her twin brother, William Matthews and his wife Deborah Matthews who she loved as her sister; her sister, Marilyn Matthews; three nephews, two nieces, extended family and countless friends she made along the way.

A private remembrance will be held at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please instead find joy in the little things, and share that joy with others. Susan would be most pleased if you people love well, share kindness, see the best in others, and help where you can. We would be honored if she inspired you to be intentional with kindness.

Arrangements are in the care of the FARWELL FUNERAL SERVICE, 18 Lock Street, Nashua. (603) 882-0591.