Obituary: Lyle A Bell, 87, of Bethany

Lyle A Bell, 87, of Bethany, welder for AVCO Lycoming, died Nov. 23, in Beacon Brook Nursing Home in Naugatuck.

Born in New Brunswick, Canada on Aug. 10, 1929 to the late George and Myra Fitzherbert Bell; U.S. Navy, National Guard and the Civil Air Patrol.

Survived by sons, William Bell (Kathy) of Woodbridge, Christopher Bell (Cynthia) of Milford, Bruce Bell (Karen) of Stoddard, N.H., Lyle Vitale (Laurie) of West Haven, and Terry Bell (Margaret) of New Haven, daughters, Apryl Lilac of Bennington, Vt., Pauline Brownley of Bethany and Margaret Davenport of Lancaster, Pa., daughter-in-law, Sandra Bell of New Haven, 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren and many great-great-grandchildren.

Also predeceased by his wife, Barbara Frank Bell, son, James Bell, grandson. Brian Bell, brother, Madison Bell and sisters, Easter and Ruth.

Calling hours: Friday, Dec. 2, 4-7 p.m., Smith Funeral Home, 135 N Broad St., Milford.  A prayer service will be held during the visitation at 6 with military honors. Burial will be at a later date.

Memorial contributions: Wounded Warriors Project, P O Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675.