Samuel E. Wells, 76, of Housatonic

Samuel E. Wells, 76, of Housatonic died June 1, 2020, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Sam Wells

Sam was born Oct.

1, 1943, in Bridgeport, Connecticut, son of Maynard and Alice (Nicholes) Wells. He graduated from high school while in the U.S.

Air Force, proudly serving his country from January 1961 to June 1962. Sam worked for many years as a truck driver for many companies including Albany Transport, Collingwood Transport in Sheffield and Gingras Lumber. Sam was a hard worker and enjoyed working to provide for his family.

He played cards on Saturday night with friends; enjoyed fishing with his best friend, Willy; was unbeatable at checkers; and loved going to breakfast with his granddaughters where they would sing to him and having peanut butter and fluff sandwiches with his granddaughter Amanda. Sam loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sam is survived by his wife, Catherine (Haywood) Wells; two daughters: Tina Marie Gadway and Brenda Lee Dumont (Peter); three sisters: Linda Robinson, Patricia Beany and Marlene Oakes; four granddaughters: Crystal Van Deusen (Jeremy), Amanda Beckwith (Brian), Nicole Burke (Ricky) and Christina Kahlstrom (BJ); six great-grandchildren: Madison, Aiden, Lucas, Sam, Makaila and Emily; and his best friend for over 60 years, Willy Funk “Big Hun,” with whom he solved the world’s problems.

Sam was predeceased by brother John Wells. A memorial service with military honors for Samuel E. Wells will be held at a later time out of concern for the health and safety of his friends and family due to the threat of coronavirus.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in Sam’s memory may be made to Hospice of Central and Western Mass or Berkshire Humane Society in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230.

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