In Memory of

John

"Jay"

Howard

Bell

Obituary for John "Jay" Howard Bell

John “Jay” Howard Bell, 67, of Kennebunk died on November17, 2023.

Jay was born on April 11, 1956 to John and Claire (Hardin) Bell in Cambridge, MA. He attended Middlesex Community College. He married Tracey Desrosiers on July 5, 1997.

Jay was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He shared his passion with others by being a certified ATV, boating, and hunting safety instructor. Jay loved all of their dogs, but Rubie, Diamond, and Damien were the beginning of others to follow. Jay was always willing to help someone even if not needed or requested.

He is survived by his loving wife Tracey, his children Jaime, Cortney, Derek, and Amanda, his siblings Elaine Bell, Francis “Frank” Bell, and Kathryn “Kay” Dutton and her spouse Daniel. He is also survived by his sister-in-law Deborah Beal and her husband Richard, brother-in-law James Desrosiers and his wife Paula. His auntie Alice, and several nieces and nephews plus a great niece and great nephew.

Calling hours will begin at 1 pm and a Memorial Service will follow at 2 pm on Friday, November 24 at Bibber Memorial Chapel in Kennebunk. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland or House in the Woods.