Gerald A. Bell

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Gerald A. Bell, 86
WINDHAM - Gerald A. Bell, 86, of Walter Partridge Road, passed away Tuesday Aug. 1, 2017 at the Maine Medical Center in Portland. He was born in Fryeburg on May 6, 1931, the son of Merton and May Charles Bell.
Gerald attended local schools and left at a young age in order to work the family farm while his older brothers served during World War II. He drove logging and milk trucks and later served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict.
After his service to his country, he moved to Portland and drove for Merrill Transport for approximately 40 years. After a brief retirement he drove another 10 years for Shaw's Supermarket finally retiring in 2007.
For many years, he and his brothers worked the Pulling Ring at the Fryeburg Fair. He enjoyed his vegetable garden, tending to his lawns, watching the Red Sox and visits with his friends and family.
Gerald was predeceased by siblings Marcia E. Hurd Ingraham, Ernest Owen Bell and Paul Bell.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia Howard Bell of Windham; two sons, Gerald Bell II and his wife Marcia of Standish, and James Bell and his wife Lisa of Dayton and his daughter Jodi Winn and husband Cliff of Windham; two brothers Robert "Bobby" Bell and wife Margaret of Vergennes, Vt.., and Wayne "Skip" Bell and wife Cheryl of Conway, N.H.; and seven grandchildren, Joshua, Joseph, Emily, Caitlyn, Evan, Hailey and Elizabeth.
Visiting hours are to be held at the
Dennett, Craig and Pate Funeral Home,
13 Portland Road, Buxton on Friday Aug. 11, 2017 from 5-7 p.m. A private family graveside service will be held at Hillside Cemetery in Gorham, where US Army honors will conclude the service, at a later date.
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Buxton, ME 04093
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Published in Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram on Aug. 6, 2017
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