Bernard Belle Jr.
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Bernard Buzz H. Belle Jr.,78, a long time resident of Boxford and formerly of Marblehead, passed away peacefully at his home Friday morning, October 31, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Bala Cynwyd, PA, October 5, 1936, son of the late Bernard and Margaret (Donovan) Belle. Mr. Belle was educated in the Philadelphia school system and earned his Bachelors Degree at Thomas and Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He enlisted into the Army and completed Ranger school and joined Special Forces. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, NC. After retiring from the Army, Mr. Belle worked for many years in the car industry. Buzz was predeceased by his son Bernard Belle III who passed away in 2012. Mr. Belle is survived by his wife, Susan Kirstein of Boxford, two daughters, Victoria Vicky Belle Emmons and her husband Randy of Boxford and Tammy Belle of Galloway, NJ, a former wife, Phyllis Campano of Linwood, PA, a brother, Ron Belle and his wife Sue of The Woodlands, TX, a sister, Margaret Ann Pomfret and her husband Richard of Lafayette Hill, PA, two grandchildren, Jackie and Shauna Emmons as well as several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his memorial service on Friday, November 7, at 4pm at the Ipswich Country Club, 148 Country Club Way, Ipswich, MA 01938. Arrangements are by the H.L. Farmer & Sons Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Haverhill and Bradford. Contributions in his name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, National Processing Center, P.O Box 758540, Topeka, Kansas 66675-8540. Condolences to his family may be made at

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Published in The Tri-Town Transcript - Boxford from Nov. 4 to Nov. 11, 2014.
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October 28, 2021
Not a day goes by that Uncle Buzz's hat ,that Tammy sent me, doesn't get a touch or a glance. I know my Dad misses his brother dearly. We all miss Buzz, I can still see his smile and him calling me kid. Even though I was taller than he was, he always reminded me he could still take me down. Love you Buzz!!!
Reny Belle
October 30, 2020
As husband and wife, with three beautiful kids, we made some wonderful memories together, starting with sharing your last year of college. Your work allowed us to move to at least 5 states, finally settling in MA. We were lucky to share some really super friends, along with our own brothers and sisters. May you have found peace.
L, Phyllis
November 12, 2014
Susan, we have so many wonderful memories of you and Buzz. You were the best neighbors we could have during our Front street days. We are so sorry for Buzz's passing. We wish you health and happiness. Bob and Lissa
November 9, 2014
Dad.. So many friends and family have shared their memories and love. You were truly an extraordinary man and father. We look to you for strength and we will continue to honor your zest for life by living with the same fearless drive and passion. Love you dad????
November 7, 2014
Susan and family-My condolences on Buzz passing.Many fond memories of spending time with Buzz and Sue. Buzz was a proud Veteran and a great American with a love of friends and family. Rest in Peace my friend.
David Balfour
November 6, 2014
My sincere sympathy to Buzz's family. I know he will be greatly missed by all. Rest in peace my friend.

CJ Clark
November 6, 2014
Susan,Tammy and Vicki- I have so many wonderful memories of Buzz that will live in my heart forever. I am so sorry to hear about his passing. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you and your families.
- Jane Bianchi
& Judy Spencer
Jane Bianchi
November 6, 2014
Susan, Tammy, Vicki and family,
I am saddened to learn of Buzzy's passing. He will always be Mr. Belle to me. I have fond memories of him while growing up in Peabody and Marblehead.
Scott Kline
November 5, 2014
I am so very sorry to hear about your loss. Please accept my prayers to you and your family.
Linda Arakelian Curtis
Linda Arakelian Curtis
November 5, 2014
Thinking of my family, Tammy and Vicki, Susan and Phyllis. Uncle Buzz is my Dad's brother and best friend. We will all miss him!!!
Reny Belle
November 5, 2014
Ok, Heaven, the three BHB boys are back together again. You are all uniquely special, kind, wonderful men. Be at peace. Think of you often, love you all. Mom+
November 5, 2014
Susan, Our hearts go out to you and your family on this very sad occasion. Freddy and I were both deeply fond of Buzz and will miss him terribly.

Our most sincere condolences,
Barry Goldberg
Fred Libby
Barry Goldberg
November 5, 2014
To the best brother ever, thanks for being there and watching out for me when we were young.Will miss you, give a hug to Mom & Dad for me.
Peggy Anne
November 5, 2014
Buzz and I were Best friends since 1964. Buzz was my Buick Motor Division Rep. We shared many enjoyable hours fishing on the boat Lobob. My sincere condolences to his family and his other close friends. I miss him so much.
Bob Rodgers Palm Coast, Florida
Bob Rodgers
November 4, 2014
Tam, my thoughts and yes even some prayers are with you. I love you so much!
Sandy Fox
November 4, 2014
I had the oriveledge of working with Buzz . He was a very good man. I really admired his energy and activity level. We even discussed him taking me on on my first skydive next summer. Respect to the man and his military service
Bill McIntire
November 4, 2014
I am so deeply sorry for your loss Susan, I know he was the love of your life! May your beautiful memories of your beloved comfort your heart forever! God bless you with His strength and peace!
Carol Gauthier
November 4, 2014
Tammy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I know your Dad was very important to you and you had some wonderful memories of him. Hold on to those memories - they will always make you smile and give you comfort.

Love Always!

Mark Williams
November 4, 2014
Tammy, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. I know your Dad was very important to you and you had some wonderful memories of him. Hang on to those memories - they will always make you smile and give you comfort.

Love Always
Mark Williams
November 4, 2014
Condolences to the family, prayers are with you. Tammy's friend Kathleen Broach
November 4, 2014
Dad, you were the inspiration that propelled me to continue my journey in medicine and in life. Thanks for always believing in me even when I doubted myself. Love and miss you dad. Never accept Defeat! Tammy
November 4, 2014
My condolences to Buzz' family. He and I spent many Saturday nights at his house during early high school years as his sister can attest to. Fortunately we connected in the last few years and shared our mutual past histories. He was a true friend from the past and a patriot as well. May you rest in peace.

Russ Sackett
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