Mark Edward Bell, 64

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Mark Edward Bell, 64, of Hopkinton, passed away surrounded by his family after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. Born in NY, NY, and raised in Nanuet, NY, he was the son of the late Florence (Pantano) and Edward F. Bell. He was the husband of 36 years to his beloved wife, Gayle Gonthier-Bell of Hopkinton.

Mark moved to Massachusetts to attend Northeastern University, which began his love affair for all things Boston, particularly their sports teams. After graduating, Mark found success in the world of marketing & technology start-ups. Mark was avidly passionate about sports, cars and photography. The greatest love affair of all time was Mark & the New England Patriots, as he has been a season ticket holder for over 19 years. Mark had a love for sports cars, always reading about them and driving them. Mark was also an avid photographer. He volunteered for being our “official” photographer for recreational sports teams, family gatherings and great vacations all over the world.

The most important aspect of Mark’s life was his family. His love and commitment to his family will be his everlasting legacy. Mark’s friendly and positive demeanor made him a fast friend to many, while his confidence and quick wit made him respected by all.

Besides his wife, Mark is survived by his two children, Jeff Bell and his wife & daughter, Amy & Sienna of Wall, NJ and Marissa Bell of NY, NY; his mother-in-law, Peg Gonthier of Hopkinton. Mark also leaves his brother and sisters- in-law; Gary and Joan Gonthier of Novi, MI; Glen and Jennifer Gonthier of Framingham, MA; Greg and Tricia Gonthier of Bellingham, MA, and his nephews and niece; Bradley, Ryan, and Connor Gonthier; Andrew and Marina Gonthier. He is predeceased by his sister, Karen J. Bell.

A service will take place at a later date, after it is safe to travel. Arrangements are under the care of the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network(