CARIBOU – Laila M. Bell, 101, died Sunday, Feb. 18, 2007, at a Caribou health care facility. She was born Jan. 9, 1906, in Four Falls, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Thibodeau) Shorey. Laila, along with her daughter, owned and operated Bell’s Luncheonette for almost 30 years. Laila was always a hard worker even before the restaurant, doing any job that was given to her, whether it be cutting seed or picking potatoes. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, crocheting, knitting and especially spending time with family. Laila was a longtime member of Gray Memorial United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Theda D. Prudente of Caribou; three grandsons, Scot A. Prudente, his wife, Elizabeth and their two children, Erica and Emily, all of Bangor; Christian A. Prudente and his partner, Michael Tighe, both of Ogunguit, Todd A. Prudente and his wife, Caryn, of Falmouth; two granddaughters, Colleen Coyne and her husband, Ron, of Ketchum, Idaho and Sheree MacNamara, her husband, Raymond and their two children, Shane and Devin, all of Mount Royal, N.J., as well as, several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter, Laila Coyne, several brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Lancaster-Morgan Funeral Home, 11 Clover St., Caribou, with Pastor Ellen Cleaves officiating. Friends may call 1 p.m. until time of the service. Interment will take place in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery, Caribou. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the Caribou Nursing Home, 10 Bernadette St., Caribou, ME 04736. Arrangements in care of Lancaster-Morgan Funeral Home.
LAILA M. BELL
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