Lesley Bell-Yockachonis, 69, of Colchester and formerly of Hebron, widow of the late Robert Yockachonis, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 12, 2018) at Yale-New Haven Hospital after a brave battle with cancer. Born March 23, 1949 in Norwich, she was the daughter of the late John and Gloria (White) Bell. She grew up in Hebron and was a 1967 graduate of RHAM High School and went on to work in Human Resources for Pratt & Whitney for many years before her retirement. Lesley was a devoted mother and grandmother that lived for her family. After her retirement she was always on the move attending her grandkids sporting events, school events and concerts and being babysitter extraordinaire. From trips to Walmart for toys, Burger King for lunch & “can I have one more ice cream sandwich” she ranked above all. For those that knew Lesley, know that it was rare for her to miss her grandkids sporting events, especially baseball. Although she was an avid New York Yankee fan, her grandchildren rose above the rest. Her kind hearted spirit made it easy for people to like her and her spitfire attitude and sense of humor made it hard for people not to love her. Her amazing legacy lives on in her children and grandchildren. She leaves three children; her daughter, Lesley-Allyson Bell and fiancé Genaro Anselmo III of Hebron; two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Lisa Bell and Derek and Christine Bell, all of Hebron; eight grandchildren, Jack, Addison, Landon, Colby, Cameron, Avery, Ethan and Owen; a sister and brother-in-law, Laura and Wayne Vieu of Vernon; two brothers, John Bell and his partner, Tony Manganello of Tolland, Willie Bell and his wife, Susan of Hebron, and a sister-in-law Lori Bell of Las Vegas, Nevada; and numerous extended family member and friends. In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Bruce Bell. Graveside Services will be observed and announced in the Spring of 2019. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to RHAM Youth Baseball, c/o Ed Lavoie, P.O. Box 699, Hebron 06248 or to the Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org). Care of arrangements has been entrusted to the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home of Colchester.
RHAM Youth Baseball
c/o Ed Lavoie, P.O. Box 699, Hebron CT 06248
Disabled American Veterans
P.O Box 14301, Cincinnati OH 45250-0301