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PEABODY: Mrs. Audrey G. (Myers) Bedell, 86, of Peabody, formerly of Andover, beloved wife of Harry R. Bedell, Jr., died Friday, October 2, 2015, in Salem Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., she was the daughter of the late George and Grace (Huselton) Myers. Raised and educated in Saugus, Audrey received her education in the Saugus school system, graduating from Saugus High School.

Mrs. Bedell had been employed for 12 years as the office manager at the Andover Branch of the Lawrence YMCA.

A resident of the City of Peabody since 2002, Audrey and her husband previously resided in Andover, where they made their home, for over 42 years. She was a member of the Andover Historical Society for many years and was a member of the North Shore Unitarian Universalist Church in Danvers. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, she will be deeply missed by her loving and devoted family and friends.

Surviving Audrey, in addition to her husband, Harry, are her daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda L. Topham and John of Marshfield; her three sons and daughters-in-law, the late, Raymond G. Bedell and his surviving wife, Linda of North Carolina, Randell B. Bedell and Diane of Franklin, and Russell D. Bedell and Mary of Dracut; her four grandchildren, Timothy Bedell, Jack Topham, Samuel Topham and Daniel Topham. She was the sister of Roderick H. Myers of Woodlands, Texas, and the late Arnold Myers and Ronald Myers.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral service, which will be held in The Brooksby Village Chapel, 300 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, Saturday, October 10, at 2 p.m. Burial will be private. As requested, there are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made in Audrey’s memory to the Brooksby Village Benevolent Fund, 300 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA 01960 or to the charity of one’s choice. Assisting the family with the arrangements is the Peterson-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 167 Maple Street (Route 62), Danvers. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.odonnellfuneralservice.com.
Published on  October 7, 2015
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