Robert Bell

Obituary of Robert T. Bell

Robert T. Bell, age 94, of Creamery Brook Village, Brooklyn, CT, formerly of Putnam, CT, died quietly September 30, 2022 at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT. 

Robert Bell was born in Putnam, June 20, 1928, son of the late Thomas and Helen (Carver) Bell. He had one sister, Phyllis (Bell) Smith of Brooklyn, CT. He was the husband of Joyce W. Hall, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James W. Hall, Sr. of Cottage St. Putnam. They were united in marriage June 12, 1950.

A native of Putnam, Mr. Bell was graduated from Mount Hermon School, Northfield, Massachusetts in 1946.

Following graduation, he entered the U.S. Navy as an apprentice seaman, served nearly 24 years on active duty, and retired as Lieutenant Commander in 1970. During that period he was awarded the following U.S. decorations and campaign medals: World War II Victory, American Theater, Navy Occupation (Japan), China Service, American Defense, Korean Service, United Nations, Republic of Viet Nam Campaign, National Defense (two awards), Combat Action, American Forces Expedition (Dominican Republic), Good Conduct, three awards, Navy Commendation Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, and from the Republic of South Korea, the Korean War Service Medal.

Upon completion of his Navy service, Mr. Bell was employed by Bath Iron Works, shipbuilders, Bath Maine, as their Integrated Logistics Support Manager; subsequently by CACI, a consulting company, Rosslyn Virginia, as an Integrated Logistics program Manager; and subsequently as the owner and chief executive officer of the Bell Company, Putnam, providing Integrated Logistics Engineering services to several shipyards across the country.

Mr. Bell served as the treasurer of The United Methodist Church, Putnam for ten years and as the Corporate Secretary/Treasurer and Superintendent of the Putnam Cemetery Association for ten years.

Mr. Bell is survived by his wife, Joyce; a son Steven Bell and his wife Christine of Putnam, CT; a daughter Elizabeth Gemma and her husband Leonard of Lincoln, RI; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a son James E. Bell

A Graveside Funeral Service will be Friday, October 7, 2022 at 2:00 PM with Military Honors at Grove Street Cemetery, Putnam, CT. Share a memory at

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