December 27, 1976 ~ September 27, 2022

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Meriden, CT

Arthur B. Bell, age 45, of Meriden, passed away on September 27, 2022. He was born in New Haven on December 27, 1976, a son of Arthur Bell Jr. and Mary Ibbotson. Besides his father Arthur, he is survived by his son Jonah Bell, and was predeceased by his twin brother Louis D. Bell.
Arthur graduated from Platt High School in 1995, where he was a drummer in the school’s marching band. After high school Arthur worked in Meriden at the Bell family business, DI-EL Tool & Mfg., Inc., where he was Vice President. When Arthur wasn’t causing trouble, he spent his free time with his young son Jonah and was also an avid gamer. His favorite thing to do was to build relationships with all the friends he made over the internet. On the weekends Arthur loved to go out with friends to visit breweries and support local businesses. He was always surrounded and supported by his large family, and many caring friends.
A funeral service celebrating Arthur’s life will be held on October 8, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. in Beecher & Bennett-Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. Friends are invited to visit with his family prior to the service, from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Meriden. In lieu of flowers, Arthur’s family asks that donations in his name be made to Friends of Disabled Adults and Children at



Visitation: October 8, 2022 9:00 - 10:30 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451


Funeral Service: October 8, 2022 10:30 am

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Meriden
48 Cook Avenue
Meriden, CT 06451


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  1. Arthur Byron….like so many we know, you left this earth way too early. You always had a soft spot in my heart the day that you were born, along with your brother Louis, with your quirkiness and sense of humor. Now your dad will have two guardian angels watching over him. Jonah will always know the love that you gave to him. Hugs and prayers….Auntie Debbie

  2. Arthur, you are one of the kindest souls I’ve ever met & I miss you so much!!!! You’re irreplaceable and I will never forget all of our great memories & all of your jokes!!

    Sending thoughts, prayers and love to your entire family, especially Arthur and Jonah ❤️

  3. Arthur, a good man, a great father and a genuinely all round good guy. Your sudden loss has rocked peoples lives all over the world. You will be greatly missed by many, but none more than your son. I know you will be watching over him and will look after him just as well as you always have. Rest in peace my friend.

  4. You will be missed Arthur. You were the most devoted Dad I knew. You will never be forgotten my friend.

    Nation or nothing

  5. Arthur, you were a great dude, loving father, and a great man. I know we only knew each other through fb, but you’ll leave a lasting impression on not only myself, but countless other. Rest in paradise brother and I’ll see you on the other side

    • We are all going to miss you. Rest easy bud. My condolences from my family to all of yours.


  6. It says a lot about a man when his passing is felt not only across this country, but the world. Arthur I’m sure you’re up in the big party in the sky pissing someone off!! Rest in peace brother. You will be missed.

  7. Things will always be a little duller without Arthur spicing things up. I’m going to miss his “pop-ins” and the weird meandering conversations that would ensue when he popped in.

    If anyone was #NationOrNothing, it was Arthur Bell. We’ll miss you, buddy.

  8. Arthur was one of the first people to always reach out whenever I was going through a difficult time in my life. He loved his family and was always an incredible friend to have in your life. Through all the laughs and jokes we shared over the years to the moments of advice in my darkest hour I’ve been honored to call Arthur a friend. Until we meet again, brother.

  9. Arthur, while we only knew each other online our conversations and commiserations around raising and supporting our children and your devotion to being the best dad possible always showed through. Your sense of humor both confused and befuddled many but it was something I looked forward to seeing. Hoping you are at peace brother. #NationOrNothing.

  10. As we say goodbye to a bother, a husband , a father, a friend

    Don’t think of him as gone away
    his journey’s just begun,
    life holds so many facets
    this earth is only one.

    Just think of him as resting
    from the sorrows and the tears
    in a place of warmth and comfort
    where there are no days and years.

    Think how he must be wishing
    that we could know today
    how nothing but our sadness
    can really pass away.

    And think of him as living
    in the hearts of those he touched…
    for nothing loved is ever lost
    and he was loved so much.

    Nation or Nothing

  11. Arthur, you may have only been an online friend, but you were always a hilarious presence in nation. You will be sorely missed by us all. Rest easy homie.

    Lit a heart candle for you……….gaf

  12. There’s less laughter in the world now, you’ll be missed. Condolences to your family from mine.

  13. Arthur, you will definitely be missed. Rest in Peace sir. Your family, your friends, and your extended Dad Nation family will never forget you.

  14. Arthur you were an great friend and an amazing father. I’m gonna miss you terribly my friend. Love ya brother.
    Kingarthur76 guardian down…..

  15. Arthur, you were a great father and just as good of a friend. I wish I could have had the pleasure to have met you in person. Thank you for all the late night conversations and calls just to check on me and my family. I will never forget the kindness you and concern that you freely gave. You will be missed dearly.

    Nation or Nothing.

  16. Our condolences. I only knew Arthur through Dad Nation. Great man, even better farther.

    Johnson Family – Chilton WI.


  17. Louis you Cousin, you always greeted me with a smile. And no matter how it long it was when we saw each other it was always like we talk to each other every day. I love and miss you Cuz you’ll always been in our hearts.
    Heather Therison

  18. You will be so missed by man!
    You really knew how to keep a conversation going and keep it interesting I know you will be watching over your son

    Rest in paradise buddy!

  19. Arthur you were only an online friend but you sure left an impact on me. I loved your crazy post or random rants, you truly were different and special. I loved seeing you post pictures of your boy, it showed how much you loved him. I’m gonna miss you brother, Rest in Peace 🕊️

  20. Condolences to the Bell Family. I pray time eases the pain of your loss. Go easy Arthur!
    Rob Vaughn and family.


  21. Arthur I am still in shock over your passing. I truly hope you are with your best friend Lou again. I will be praying for your son.

  22. Arthur you always knew how to leave an impression everywhere you went. The nation is missing a great man and devoted father. Condolences to the family.

  23. Condolences and prayers to the Bell family. Arthur will be greatly missed by so many. Rest in Peace Brother!


  24. Arthur,

    We had some very unique conversations and I thoroughly enjoyed your perspective. Keep a spot warm for me up there, we’ve got some serious debating to do! RIP brother.

  25. Arthur, a man, a myth, a legend. A devoted father gone to soon. Rest easy my friend, we’ll carry it from here!

    Nation or Nothing

  26. Really going to miss your weird sense of humour in the Nation you were a great guy that had a lot going on carried it like a champion. We are all better for having known you, RIP with your brother now.

    Nation or nothing.

  27. Even though we’ve only met through the nation on the web, your personality and passion shone through. You will be missed my friend.

    Eternal Rest brother.

  28. Probably about the quirkiest individual I have ever met but the gentlest of souls. Never judgmental accepting of all. Few things rock me to the literal core more than this. When I found out I almost choked as it had only been 10 days since he and I were together. My condolences to all the family and friends whose lives are a little more empty. Rest well my friend. Love this guy like the brother I never had.

  29. Arthur, you will be sorely missed. You were a strong man against adversity and wonderful sense of humor. Always loved our conversations, thank you for finding time to talk to me. Gone too soon. May you have peace.

  30. Arthur, I didn’t know you well..but you seemed like a genuinely good dude, and a great father. You will be missed buddy, see you on the other side. Nation or Nothing. RIP.

  31. Art, you were always a good friend and always listened when I had problems. I will truly miss you my friend.

  32. I met you In 4th grade and always stayed In touch . You will be missed by many Always loved our conversations, Gone too soon. May you have peace. God your family and son

  33. Gone too soon, but will never be forgotten! God bless to Jonah an your family during this difficult time. May the Lord comfort your loved ones in their time of need. Rock the heavens my friend! Until we meet again 🙏❤🙌

  34. My sincere condolences to the Bell family. Arthur was an incredible father to his son and an incredible brother to so many of us. He will be missed dearly by so many people. Rest easy my friend, we’ll see you on the other side.

    Nation Or Nothing

  35. Arthur, the world is a worse place without you in it. You will be missed by many people from many nations.
    Rest easy mate 🙏

  36. Joseph McCoy, Arthur I’ll miss your antics in nation and your occasion conversations in messenger. You were a great Dad, and a well known member of Dad Nation. We’ll all miss you. Rest easy brother.

  37. Arthur you had such a sense of humor and truly cared for those close to you. You loved Jonah and always wanted the best. I will never forget when you came out here and setup yard cards with me. You were so excited at least until we got to the first house and was so worried we would “get caught” I always hoped I could take you flocking but guess you’ll just have to chase those pesky birds another time. Love you cuz.

  38. Arthur you will be missed. I going to miss our conversations. You are one cool bean. Always loved your oddball personality and your Facebook posts that would make me laugh or wince. Rest in peace my dear cousin. God bless. Please watch over your Dad and Jonah. Love you always, your cousin Charlene.

  39. Arthur(Otty) no more yearly birthday calls….I will miss u fiercely. I will forever be thankful for and the chat rooms. Thank you for being my friend. Rest in sweet shalom….say hi to my daddy for me

  40. So sorry to see you leave us so early. Your going to be truly missed!! The memories we had. Rest In Peace Arthur

  41. Artie, all the trials of this world are over and now you are “dancing with the stars.” Enjoy the everlasting splendor of heaven and the joy of being reunited with your beloved brother and grandparents.

  42. Missing you, my friend. Thank you for the wonderful memories. You were a great friend to hang out with. RIP King Arthur, until we meet again.

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