Margaret Bell (neé Hinke), a resident of Dumont for the vast majority of her life, passed away peacefully on May 21, 2020 at 94 years old. She was predeceased by her husband Glenn of 64 years. The couple called Dumont their home for most of their married life. They met in Wildwood, NJ at Murphy’s Department Store where they both worked. It was love at first sight. They married a short while later and traveled north to work and reside in Teaneck, NJ for several years before buying a home in Dumont where they lived for 50 years.

Margaret earned her living as a book keeper and worked into her 80’s. She and Glenn moved into Mill Gardens Assisted Living where they enjoyed a lifestyle well deserved and well earned. They socialized with new friends, enjoyed bingo, and being surrounded by friendly people who were their peers and swapped stories about their lives and the good old days.

Margaret is survived by her daughter Mary and son-in-law Tom Steffen, and her daughter Barbara and her husband Robert Austin, and a granddaughter, Alexandra Austin.

While there will be no funeral service for Margaret, the family asks that if you wish to honor her memory, please do an act of kindness.


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