Stonington - Bertrand Faugères Bell III passed away Feb. 5, 2021. "Tim" was born in Mount Kisco, N.Y. April 15,1931, son of the former Helen Talmadge Runkle and B. F. Bell Jr. He was a graduate of Phillips Academy (Andover) and Haverford College.
Tim joined the biological research film division of Smith, Kline & French after college. For some time, he held a post with the company in Montreal. After the film division was dissolved, Tim moved to Stonington, where he established Peaceable Kingdom Antiques.
He became active in the local theater group and the yacht-racing community. Tim lived his best life in recent decades, with Marianna Wilcox, her stepfamily, and their many friends. He also renewed ties with his relatives. In addition to reveling in the antiques trade, Tim served as treasurer of the Stonington Land Trust, and was previously a member of the Stonington Conservation Commission. He was an avid naturalist and boater. A master conversationalist, Tim gathered with his loved ones for celebrations at home and at the Wadawanuck Yacht Club. He devotedly cared for Marianna in her final illness.
Tim leaves his children, Daphne Jay Bell, Alexandra Bell Witten and Frederick Talmadge "Toby" Bell; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and the Streeter family.
An event commemorating Tim's life will be held in the near future.
Published in The Day on Feb. 21, 2021.