Royce "Timothy" Bell

August 27, 1948March 9, 2019

A Mass of Christian Burial for Royce Timothy Bell, age 70, of Ogdensburg will be held Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Notre Dame Church with Rev. John R. Yonkovig officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Notre Dame Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held at Fox & Murray Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from 2-6 P.M. Tim passed away at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home on Saturday, March 9, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

He is survived by his wife Patricia Bell of Ogdensburg; son Travis Bell of Ogdensburg; two step-daughters Emily Costa of Somerset, MA and Sarah (David) O’Brien of East Aurora, NY; two brothers Ronald (Nancy) Bell of Ogdensburg, Wayne Michael (Analda) Bell of Ogdensburg; eight grandchildren Zachary, Julia, and Sarah Costa and Margaret, Finn, Owen, Rory, and Kathleen O’Brien; former spouse Sandra (Barber) Bell of Ogdensburg; also many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by one brother, Ernest Bell.

Tim was born in Ogdensburg NY, on August 27, 1948, son of the late Douglas & Harriet (Gilbert) Bell. He married Patricia (Dwyer) Bracy on February 12, 1996, Lake Placid, NY.

He graduated from Ogdensburg Free Academy in 1966 and continued his education at Canton ATC and Empire State College where he received a Bachelor’s Degree. He served in the US Army Reserves and began his employment at the St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center, Ogdensburg, in 1968, retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Ogdensburg Elks Club, CSEA, and was an active parishioner of Notre Dame Church.

Tim was known for his love of life, sense of humor, heartfelt compassion, generosity to others, and devotion to his family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, golfing, visiting grandchildren, playing cards, reading, and watching sports. He was also an active Kiwanis baseball and Ogdensburg minor hockey coach in his younger years.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Richard E. Winter Cancer Treatment Center, 5 Lyons Place, Ogdensburg, NY 13669; Hospice & Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676; St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, 950 Linden St, Ogdensburg, NY 13669; Diocese of Ogdensburg Bishop’s Fund, PO Box 369, Ogdensburg, NY 13669; or the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared online at


  • Calling Hours Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, March 14, 2019

Royce "Timothy" Bell

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Dick Paradis

March 19, 2019

Royce T. always brightened my day whenever we met. He was in my wedding party. I’m sorry I missed his funeral...but if I make it to heaven, I’m sure that that he will be the greeter!

John Morley

March 16, 2019

Please accept my sincere condolences,

Elaine Kiah (Holmes)

March 14, 2019

Patty and Family,
So sorry I didn't make it to Tim's wake, I couldn't even walk, I'm waiting on a knee replacement. My heart goes out to you. Your time was cut way to short, but what time you had was God's gift to both of you. If you ever need some one to talk to, don't hesitate to call, or just walk down. Elaine Kiah

Claire & Vic Amo

March 14, 2019

Dear Patty and family we just learned that Tim passed away and want to offer our deepest condolences and prayers. We were friends of Tim when we were growing up in Ogdensburg. His friendship from those days will always be cherished by both of us.

Claire & Vic

David Smith

March 14, 2019

Travis ....will miss your dads infectious laugh and smile...that twinkle in his eyes and great personality. Your dad was a big help when you and Derec played hockey taking him along when i had to work,i will always appreciate that. He couldnt play golf but neither could i so we did what we do best socialize...tee hee......thinking of you Smitty

Linda and John Krol

March 14, 2019

Dear Patty and all, we were saddened to learn of Tim's passing. Please accept our condolences at this difficult time. May you and your family find comfort in knowing that so many are keeping you in their prayers. Linda and John

Daniel O’Brien

March 13, 2019

So sad that Tim has passed but relieved to know that he is now free of his earthly burdens. My heart goes out to you, Aunt Patty, and to Travis, Emily, Sarah and all others whose lives Tim left his mark on. His impact continues and he lives on through us.

Ron & Karen Bettinger

March 13, 2019

Patty & family,

We were so very sorry to read of Tim's passing. Please know that our thoughts & prayers are with all of you at such a sad time.

Ramona Kennedy

March 13, 2019

Patty and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this most difficult time. Tim was full of life and will be missed. I will always cherish my memories of Tim.

Ed Amo

March 12, 2019

I am sorry to hear the news that Tim passed away
I am thankful to have had the opportunity to spend a short time with him last summer.
He was a great childhood friend and we had many good times together.
I know he will dearly missed by many, he was a fine person and devoted family man.
May he rest in peace.

Ed Amo