Methuen — David O. Bell, 80, of Methuen, passed away Monday, February 10, 2014, at Holy Family Hospital.
Born and educated in Lawrence, MA, he was the son of Roy and Anna (Rafferty) Bell. He was a graduate of Central Catholic High School with the Class of 1951 and received his degree in Chemistry from Merrimack College. David served in the U.S. Army, received the Good Conduct medal and was honorably discharged from service. For more than 30 years, David was a Chemist with Skinner Sherman Labs and Thermo Electron.
David was a devoted husband, father and grampy.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Annalee (Scandura) Bell of Methuen, MA. David also leaves his 2 daughters, Cathy Sallese of Methuen, MA and Patty Hughes of Lowell, MA; and grandchildren, Steven Sallese, Jr., Nicole Sallese, both of Methuen, MA and Kelsey Hughes of Lowell, MA.
David also is survived by his extended family, Sarah and Fouad Dagher and their children, Adelle, Brendan and Andrew.
David was also the father of the late Kevin Bell.
ARRANGEMENTS: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in David’s name to Perkins School for the Blind, 149 Main St., Watertown, MA 02472 or to the American Diabetes Association, 10 Speen St., 2nd floor, Framingham, MA 01701. Visiting hours for family and friends will be Friday, February 14, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home, Inc., 233 Lawrence Street, Methuen, MA 01844. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 15, 2014, 9 a.m. in St. Monica’s Church, also in Methuen, MA. For directions or to send online condolences, please visit www.pollardfuneralhome.com.
The Kenneth H. Pollard Funeral Home is honored to assist the Bell Family with the arrangements.