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“Much love to you, Rhonda and Robin Bell from Charlotte Wilson ”
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“David and I were so very blessed to have had the opportunity of knowing Richard and calling him a beloved friend. We have great memories of our time...Read More »
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“Robin, Rhonda & family My heart goes out to you during the passing of your brothers. May you have the memories to look back on to celebratetheir life. ”
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“Robin and Rhonda md all family members. I am send my most sincere and deepest condolences. May the wind and great spirit blow through your house,...Read More »
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Richard Dangerfield Bell was born on May 26, 1949 in Hartford, CT to the late John W. and Lois Jean (Dixon) Bell. Richard lived in the big house on King Street in East Hartford, CT, moving to Nahum Drive, the newly built Bowles Park in Hartford, CT. After many years, moved to Windsor, CT. Richard is survived by his wife, Helen Enquist of Virginia Beach, VA, his daughter, Courtney “DeeDee” Bell Lumpkin; Two Granddaughters, Mackenzie and Amari Lumpkin of Atlanta, GA; Stepdaughter, Debbie and her husband Derek, and four step grandchildren of Virginia Beach, VA. His sisters, Robin J. Bell of Windsor, CT and Rhonda S. Rowe and her partner, John M. McQueeney of Bloomfield, CT. Niece, Raven Debose of Fulshear, TX, Nephew, Stefan M. Rowe of Chicago, IL and Los Angeles, CA and many relatives near and far; Aunt, Doris Anderson of Prince George County, MD, in particular. Besides his parents, Richard was predeceased by his son, Richard “Doc” Bell, Jr. and his brother, Ronald S. Bell, by just five days. Richard lived his life to the absolute fullest. He was a Cub Scout and Boy Scout. He attended church and Sunday school at Horace Bushnell Congregational church in Hartford, CT. From a young boy to his teens, he belonged to the Jack and Jill of America. Richard attended Mark Twain Elementary School, Weaver High School, and Watkinson Prep School in Hartford, CT and Windsor High School in Windsor, CT. He enlisted in the US Navy and was stationed in Columbia, South Carolina. He applied and was accepted to the Plumbers apprenticeship program. He worked at MDC for a few years. He also worked at Budget Rent-A-Car for a few years. Along the way, Richard had obstacles to overcome but after he came back from a long and winding road, Richard was his old self. He loved his fancy clothes, hats, and cars. He loved his classic American soul food; especially the Chicken Coop and Wilson Pizza. Richard’s indomitable spirit was contagious, enjoying life to the fullest. Robin and Richard did a lot together and they did some traveling too, visiting family and friends in California and Maryland, often. When the two of them started laughing, they ended up wiping tears that flung from their eyes; laughing so much. He sure knew the joy of living in the moment. Richard found god many years ago, read the bible, and said his prayers daily. Richard will be missed by his sister and buddy, Robin, Rhonda, DeeDee and family, and all his friends who he loved and loved him like a brother.