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Terry Wilson Bell

November 06, 1946 - September 27, 2021

Terry Wilson Bell

November 06, 1946 - September 27, 2021


Obituary For Terry Wilson Bell

BELL, Terry Wilson of Arlington, passed away after a long illness on September 27th. Beloved husband of Marie (Tuminelli) Bell. Loving father to Jessica Diop of Somerville, Shelley Jose and her husband Monhdil of Reading, Joelle Murphy and her husband Charlie of Dedham, Jason Zavaglia of Arlington and Kareem, Keyona, Keyon, Mena and Jillian Bell all of Arlington. Dear grandfather to Imani and Kayla Jose, Sophie Diop and O.J. Pekacar. Brother of Peggy Bell of Medford, Mathew Bell of Oregon and the late Monte Bell. Terry is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Due to covid 19, funeral services will be held at a later date. Family and friends are encouraged to leave condolences and memories at

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  • One of my favorite Terry stories: Terry loved his English spaniels Bonnie and Bandit. He spent hours trying Bandit to retrieve ducks. On a very hot 4th of July Terry stuck what he thought was cherry bomb into a fish he or the girls caught that day. It turned out to be a red smoke bomb. The fish never exploded and was left outside. The next night Terry went to bed early and I let Bandit out. After a while Bandit wanted in. I opened the door and Bandit ran up the stairs to our bedroom. A few minutes later Terry entered the living room carrying his pillow at far from his body as possible. Bandit had lovingly retrieved the stinking fish from the yard and laid it on the pillow next to Terry's head. FYI, Terry never did shoot a duck and the fish was the high point of Bandit's retrieving training. Nancy

  • My deepest sympathies to the whole family. Terry was indeed a special person. He was gentle and kind and he had a wonderful sense of humor. I remember him as both the Baby Whisperer and the Dog Whisperer. May he Rest In Peace. Pam Peifer

  • Terry and I shared a life for 15 years. Our daughters, Jessica and Shelley brought out the best and most fun loving side of him. When we lived in Billerica our friend Steve arrived for a visit with his massive black dog. Terry told the girls to be careful because there was a bear in the house. The girls thought he was teasing and ran inside just as the dog was lumbering down the hallway toward them. The girls shrieked and ran out of the house at top speed screaming all the way. The girls were chagrined when they realized he was just a very big dog, but we had a good chuckle. Nancy

  • USDA Grade A Prime- That was Terry! A brother for over 50 years, an incredibly loving and generous soul. My deepest condolences to his whole family, especially Shelley and Jess. Steve McKenna

  • My deepest condolences to Marie and Terry's family. I first met him in 1994 when I began doing home nursing visits for Keyon. Over the many years that followed, I was always impressed by Terry's depth of knowledge of history and world affairs, by his crafting skills, and by his deep commitment to his family and the community of kids with disabilities. He was truly a man with a big heart.

  • My HEART goes out to all the Bells's and extended Family for their loss of Terry, a wonderful and loving, Husband and Dad. He will be greatly missed by all. He was cared for with great love and affection by his family in his home where he passed in peace. . Bless you all . Love, Patty Lundgren

  • Dear Marie, I am truly sorry to hear of this. I am so blessed to have met him. I will cherish the memories of knowing him and your whole family. Sending hugs and and love to you all. Rona Logue

  • Marie,So sorry for your loss. Love Eleanor DiCecca!

  • Dearest Marie and the entire Bell family, The unconditional abundance of love that you all have always had for each other is reflected in the dignity with which you treat each other and the rest of the world. It was an honor to know Terry and to witness that love. May his memory be a blessing. Sending lots of love and hugs to you all, Lauren

  • Words cannot express my gratitude Marie and Keyona for their round the clock care for my dad , Jessica

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