Carl Edward Bell

May 9, 1935June 25, 2019

Carl Edward Bell 84, a lifelong resident of Swanzey, NH, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 with his family at his side, at the Applewood Rehabilitation Center, Winchester, NH, who provided Carl with great care during his final days.

His parents, Antonio and Maude (Robbins) Bell, welcomed their son into the world on May 9, 1935 in Keene, NH.

Carl served his country and community over the years as an Army veteran; volunteer firefighter with the Swanzey Fire Department; police officer with the Town of Swanzey; and a truck driver with Arthur Whitcomb Company, where he was known by his CB handle of “Peekaboo”.

He enjoyed spending time with family camping; playing cards with friends; and barbeques in the back yard. Carl was a true family man.

He will be greatly missed by many, especially his family, son Timothy Bell of Swanzey; daughter, Kathy Bell of Austin, TX; his grandchildren, Girard Bell, Dylan Bell, Samantha Hastings; a great-grandson, Carter Bushway; and a daughter-in-law, Susan Bell of Swanzey. He was predeceased by a son, Michael Bell; and a daughter-in-law, Venus Patnaude.

A private celebration of Carl’s life will be held at a later date.

The family extends great gratitude for the care and consideration during Carl’s final time from Compassus Hospice. In honor of Carl Bell’s memory, donations will be appreciated at Hospice Help Foundation (, or mail to Hospice Help Foundation, 155 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801, or call 603-766-0444.


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Dawn Mutuski

July 13, 2019

Kathy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you at this very difficult time. Your dad was so happy to have you with him during his declining health. You are a ray of sunshine for him! We have very fond memories of your dad from our childhood. He was a sweet man even though he didn't want you to know it. May all of your wonderful memories bring you peace and comfort.

Mr. Bell, whenever you hear a horn beep, know we are thinking of you.

All our best, Dawn and Gerry Mutuski and family

Diane Duhaime

July 3, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I remember Carl from when I was a child and we would visit my Uncle Gerald and Aunt Shirley and their children. He was always very nice to us kids. Wish I had spent a lot more time with the family. Missed out on a lot of time with the Bells. Love you all!
Blessings to the family.
Diane Duhaime

Greg Getty

July 2, 2019

So sorry for your loss❤