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Kristina Bell Staneika
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Obituary for Kristina Bell Staneika

Kristina (Bell) Staneika, age 62 of Durham, beloved wife of John Staneika, passed away on Thursday, October 27, 2017 surrounded by her family at Middlesex Hospital, after a long battle with COPD. Daughter of Richmond and the late Jeanne Richardson Bell, she was born in Hyannis, Massachusetts, and continued to live on the cape throughout her childhood. Kristina, along with her husband John were retired. She will be remembered as a caring and loving wife, sister, and mother until the end. She is survived by her husband John, of Durham, and her three children, Johanna, Lanya, and Annalise, of Durham. She leaves behind four siblings: Andrea Slade of Wellfleet, Randy Bell and his wife Ann, of Westbrook, John Bell and his wife Gina of Arizona, and Faith Lee and her husband Tommy of Falmouth. She is also survived by her father Richmond Bell and his wife Gayle, of Wellfleet. A small family funeral was held to celebrate the life of Kristina. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit


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