Thomas J. Bell, 75

May 29, 2020

Thomas J. Bell, 75, of East Wareham, passed away at home on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.  He was the husband of Lynn (Sleightholm) Bell also of East Wareham.  Thomas was born in Lynn MA the son of the late Mary (Arsenault) Bell.

He was an U.S. Air Force, Vietnam veteran.  Air Base Navigation and radio repair found Airman First Class Bell in the central city of Pleiku, Vietnam, working on the flight line and airbase.  He experienced combat during attacks on the airbase and often felt defenseless since his Military Occupational Specialty did not allow him to carry a firearm or weapon.  He was a member of the Wankinquoah Rod and Gun Club in Middleborough and  he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He was the father of Allison Dean of Middleborough.  He was the grandfather of Dylan, Taylor, Ryan, Tyler and Mya.  He was the brother in-law of James Sleightholm of KY and Richard Sleightholm, Jr. of Wareham.   He was the best friend of Bob Carvalho of Wareham and he was also survived by many loving relatives and friends.  He was the father of the late Heather Marie Sturgeon and brother in-law of the late Kenneth Sleightholm.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 5, 2020 at 11 o’clock at the Agawam cemetery (Dr. Stillman Memorial Drive) Wareham. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend.  

Baker-Polito Administration, the Administration has ordered all residents over the age of two to use a face covering or mask in public places where maintaining proper social distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID -19 are not possible.  

To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit, Arrangements are in the care of the Wareham Village Funeral Home 5 Center St. Wareham.