James Lee Bell, age 56, of New Haven, beloved husband of Sandra Law Bell, died Wednesday July 10, 2013, at Shady Knoll Health Care in Seymour.

He was born in Milford, October 8, 1956, to Lyle Bell and the late Barbara French Bell.

James was a truck driver for many years, including his work with the the Salvation Army.

In addition to his wife and father, he is survived by his two step-daughters Christina and Denise Ruggiero of New Haven, five brothers William, Christopher, Bruce, Lyle and Terry, three sisters April, Gail and Margaret, four grandsons and many loving nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held Wednesday July 17th from 5:00 pm to7:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the Smith & Sefcik Funeral Home 135 N. Broad St. Milford. Interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Smilow Cancer Hospital, 20 York St, New Haven, CT 06510.

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