Raymond (Ray) M. Bell

April 20, 2020

Raymond (Ray) M. Bell
U.S. Veteran

U.S. Navy

Raymond (Ray) M. Bell-of Woburn, formerly of Lexington, April 20th at the age of seventy after a lengthy illness. Beloved husband of Theresa A. (Auciello) Bell, with whom he would have celebrated 48 years of marriage in June.  Cherished father of Julie Marie (Bell) Hansel, and her husband Jeff of Chelmsford and R. Michael Bell, Jr., and his wife Erika of Londonderry, NH. Loving grandfather/beepa of Michael, Sophie, Brady and Lyla whom he adored. Dear son of Yolanda (Papoy) Bell and the late Martin E. Bell of Travers City, MI. Brother of the late Martin Bell Jr., of MI, Cynthia Harner of MI, the late Rodney Bell of FL and Kathy Bell of TX. Brother-in-law to Philip Auciello of Sarasota, FL and Jeanne Auciello of Norton, MA. Beloved uncle of Eric Auciello of Apollo Beach, FL and Kristen (Auciello) Walker of Medway, MA.  Retired mail carrier of the US Postal Service and US Navy Veteran. Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Ray’s memory to Beagle Freedom Project, 4804 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #534, Valley Village, CA 91607

Raymond (Ray) M. Bell- of Woburn, formerly of Lexington died peacefully, April 20th at the VA Hospital in West Roxbury, at the age of seventy. He was the beloved husband of Theresa (Auciello) Bell, with whom he would have celebrated 48 years of marriage in June. 

Born in Westland, MI, Ray was the son of Yolanda (Papoy) Bell and the late Martin E. Bell.  After leaving John Glen High School, Ray enlisted in the US Navy where he served his country proudly until being honorably discharged. 

For over 25 years, Ray worked for the US Postal Service as a Mail Carrier in Wayland, MA until his retirement.  

 

Ray was a true nature lover and enjoyed the companionship of many dogs, as well as being an avid fisherman and hunter. He participated in fishing competitions and won numerous awards and accolades for his large catches.  He was also proudly featured in the In-Fisherman Magazine in the 1980’s.   

He always said his wife Terri, however, was the best catch of his life and his family was his greatest joy and meant the world to him. He will be deeply missed, but never forgotten by those he loved most.  

Along with his wife Terri, Ray is survived by his children, Julie Marie (Bell) Hansel, and her husband Jeff of Chelmsford and R. Michael Bell, Jr. and his wife Erika of Londonderry, NH. His legacy, life lessons and love of animals will live on as the grandfather/beepa of Michael, Sophie, Brady and Lyla.  Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Beagle Freedom Project, 4804 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #534, Valley Village, CA 91607 in his memory.  

Due to the current situation we are experiencing with the Corona Virus, arrangements are private and under the direction of the Lynch – Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to Beagle Freedom Project, 4804 Laurel Canyon Blvd. #534, Valley Village, CA 91607 in his memory.  

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  1. Caroline Frazier

    Dear Terri, Mike, Erika & family. Julie, Jeff and family. Earle and I are so sorry for your loss. God Bless Ray and may he rest in peace. We love you all! Love Caroline & Earle

  2. Cynthia Bell Harner

    Raymond you always had a special place in my heart the distant miles kept us apart but our Frequent phone calls kept us close. I will never forget you and my heart aches for you but I will see you again. I will love you forever you’re older sister Cynthia. ❤️😇

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