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Charles Bell

March 18, 1935 — December 17, 2017

OXFORD – Charles F. Bell, 82, of Allen Avenue, died Sunday, December 17, 2017, at UMass Memorial Medical Center – Memorial Campus in Worcester, after an illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Elizabeth M. (Riordan) Bell of Oxford; two daughters, Robin S. Bell and Karen L. Bell, both of Oxford; a sister, Nancy Girouard and her husband Raymond of Auburn; a brother, Ernest Bell and his wife June of Dudley; a brother-in-law, Francis J. Riordan of Oxford; and many nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his first wife, Suzanne R. (Davidson) Bell of Oxford, who died in 1990. He was born in Worcester, son of the late Elwin R. and Martha M. (Mercier) Bell, and lived in Worcester before moving to Oxford 43 years ago. He graduated from Commerce High School in Worcester in 1955 and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Mr. Bell worked at State Mutual (Hanover Insurance Company) in Worcester for 25 years, retiring in 1993. He enjoyed working in his yard and was proud of his flowers. He enjoyed going out to eat and especially loved dancing with his wife. Most of all, he loved to spend time with his family.

A funeral service will be held 10 a.m. on Thursday, December 21, 2017, at the First Congregational Church, 355 Main St., Oxford. Burial will follow at North Cemetery in Oxford. Calling hours are Wednesday, December 20, 2017, from 5-7 p.m. at Paradis-Givner Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oxford. Flowers may be sent or memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 585, Oxford, MA 01540.

Calling Hours

Wednesday, December 20, 2017
05:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Paradis-Givner Funeral Home
357 Main Street
Oxford, MA 01540


Thursday, December 21, 2017

North Cemetery
Main Street
Oxford, MA 01540

Funeral Service

Thursday, December 21, 2017
10:00 AM

First Congregational Church
355 Main Street
Oxford, MA 01540

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