Ray Belle

  • Born: February 21, 1937
  • Died: September 5, 2018
  • Location: Raynham, formerly of Sharon, Massachusetts

Farley Funeral Home

358 Park Street
Stoughton, MA 02072

Tel. (781) 344-2676

Tribute & Message From The Family

Message From The Family

Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Please enhance this tribute to Ray by adding your memories and photos.

Ray Belle, 81, a resident of Raynham, formerly of Sharon, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. He was the husband of Margaret R. (Craddock) Belle for 57 years. He was the son of the late Otis and Ethel (Jones) Belle. He was born in Thomasville, GA and raised in Miami, FL and later the South End in Boston. Ray was a graduate of English High School in Boston and Northeastern University. He was a resident of Sharon for 39 years before moving to Raynham two years ago. Ray served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. He worked at Polaroid for 30 years and was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources before retiring in January, 1996. An avid Boston sports fan, he enjoyed fishing, walking, exercising, bird watching, gardening, and watching Western movies, but his greatest joy was spending time with his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Ray is survived by his sons, David E. Belle and his wife Lisa of Stoughton and Gregg A. Belle and his wife Annemarie of Raynham. He was the grandfather of Dominic, Gianna, Jacqueline and Hannah Belle. He was the brother of Samuel Belle of Sacramento, CA, Dorothy Williams of Arlington, Tony Belle and Robert Belle both of Dorchester and the late William Kelley and Otis Belle, Jr. Ray is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Service will be held from the Farley Funeral Home, 358 Park St., (Rt. 27) Stoughton on Wednesday, September 12 at 11:30 AM. Visiting Hours Tuesday from 4-7 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ray's memory may be made to the Jimmy Fund, PO Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.


Condolence & Memory Journal

To Margaret Belle and family. I was shocked today to hear that Ray had passed away. Just got the news from a friend in Boston. My heart is broken as is his god daughter, Donna, whom I had to tell. To lose someone that you have spent you life with is so hard to bear. God Be With you and your entire family

Posted by Elizabeth Boyd - Aurora, CO - Family Friend   December 02, 2018

To Mr. Ray Family and Friends,
Im sorry for unexpected your loss. As the days pass , missing your loved one will be greater at times. But with the many prayers and thoughts from others will help you get through the difficult days ahead.
May the God who binds up the broken-hearted comfort all who mourn and sustain your family.
Isaiah 61:1,2
-with heartfelt sympathy

Posted by Ford    September 17, 2018

Dorothy & Family:
Your beloved one, Ray has departed to a better place. I am sure he will always be remembered. I trust that your persistent, most loving, beautiful memories, and thoughts of him will enable you to peacefully cope with, and overcome the discomfort of your profound loss.

Posted by Melvin T. Chambers - Sterling, VA - Coworker   September 14, 2018

We're so very sorry for your loss.. Ray was a great guy and he will be missed by all that knew him..,

Posted by Kathy LaRaia - Family Friend   September 11, 2018

I worked with Ray at Polaroid. He was a classy gentleman; always a calming influence. Sorry for your lost.

Posted by Milt Dentch - Coworker   September 09, 2018


Dear Belle Family,

We were so saddened to hear of Ray's passing. Our sincerest condolences on the passing of your loved one. Please know that your entire family is in our thoughts and in our prayers. May God bless you with strength and comfort and also with the peace that surpasses all understanding.

With Much Love - Your Cousins,

Simone & Lester Sullivan (Jolene & Sylvester Bell's oldest daughter)

Posted by Simone & Lester Sullivan - Charlotte, NC - Family   September 07, 2018

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