MILFORD - David M. Bell, 72, of Milford, died on Jan. 26, 2013, at Elliot Hospital, Manchester, surrounded by his loving family.
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He was born in Portland, Maine, on Nov. 24, 1940, a son of Matthew and Harriet (Wilcox) Bell. He was raised and educated in Milford and graduated from Milford High School, Class of 1959, and N.H. Technical Institute, Manchester.
Mr. Bell was employed as a carpenter and worked for Riley Brothers Lumber Company for more than 35 years.
He enjoyed boating, fishing, watching NASCAR and most especially spending time with his family.
Mr. Bell was a U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran, having served in the Seabees and was a member of Ricciardi Hartshorn Unit 23, American Legion, Milford.
Family members include his wife, Susan (Ferguson) Bell of Milford; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deborah S. Bell-Polson and Christopher Polson of Milford, Sharon and Craig McCauley of Hooksett; five grandchildren, David S. Polson, William Polson, Jonathan Polson, Jack McCauley and Kate McCauley; a brother, Peter Bell of Penacook; several nieces and nephews.
services: Visiting hours are on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm St., Milford. Funeral services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Share Outreach, Inc., 1 Columbus Drive, Milford 03055, or to the
Arrangements are in the care of Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford. To share a memory or offer a condolence, visit smith-heald.com.
Published in Union Leader on Jan. 27, 2013