12/23/2015 – Louis R. Wells, LaFargeville

12/23/2015 – Louis R. Wells, LaFargeville

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Mr. Louis R. Wells, age 81, of Sprucedale Drive, died Wednesday at his home where he is was under the care of Hospice of Jefferson County and his family.

A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Saturday, January 2nd, at the LaFargeville American Legion from 2pm on.

Lou was born November 27, 1934, in LaFargeville, the son of Ross Wells Sr. and Phoebe Robbins Daughen. He attended LaFargeville Schools.

He enlisted in the United States Army in 1954, where he was stationed in Panama City, Panama. He was honorably discharged in 1956.

On December 15, 1956, he married the former Maria Martinez Nunez, at the Catholic Church in Panama City, Panama.

Lou worked for a time at Crowley’s, and retired in 1994 as a Heavy Equipment Operator for the New York State Department of Transportation after 25 years. After his retirement, he hauled milk for various farms in the area and also drove dump truck for Thompson Farms. In the summer, he also worked for the Village of Clayton as a Dockmaster at Mary Street dock.

He was a member of the LaFargeville Volunteer Fire Department, and the LaFargeville American Legion.

Lou enjoyed playing cards, visiting with everyone, playing with his kids and grandkids, watching sports, gardening, and square dancing.

Surviving is his wife of 59 years, Maria; two sons, John (Lisa) of Taberg, NY, Joe and his companion Tami Blanchard of South Carolina; four daughters, Squirt (Matt) Cipullo of Clayton, Dalys (Carl Jr.) Montanye of Glenfield, Diana (Kirk) Delaney of Philadelphia, NY, and Tina (Donnie) Spencer of Henderson; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren; one brother Ross (Buddy) of Clayton; four sisters, Fordora Hotis of Clayton, Anna VanTassel of Central Square, Janet VanTassel of Nebraska, and Caroline Wells of Clayton; nieces and nephews.

Two sisters, June Donaghy of Stone Mills, and Lana Petrie of Rodman, died before him.

Donations can be made in his name to T.I.E.R.S., P.O. Box 524, Clayton, N.Y. 13624 and Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, N.Y. 13601.



  1. Robert & Cathy Cuthbertson Posted

    We are sending our deepest sympathy to Mary Wells & all the family !!!!!

  2. Janet Jackson- Brannan Posted

    To the family
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and in my prayers. God bless you all.

  3. Bill Henry Family Posted

    Sending our condolences and remembering all the good times Louie provided!

    • Dalys Wells Montanye Posted

      Thanks Bill and your family. Thank you for coming home. It was really great to see you,Marylyn and Leslie.

  4. Kelly Wood Posted

    Mary and family,
    I’m so sad to hear of Louie’s passing. Prayers for you all.

  5. Donna Massey Posted

    Squirt, Tina and family — my sympathy to you all at this time of sorrow and loss of your dad .. Please know I’m thinking of you .. Godspeed Louie RIP

  6. james doolittle Posted

    sorry for your loss : we always had a good time at what ever we done JIM & BEV

  7. linda walseman Posted

    dalys and family
    so sorry to read about your fathers passing. may he rest in peace in heaven. you and your family
    will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

  8. Kim and Marcel Thibert Posted

    Maria and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Louie. A great man. He will be missed. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. Jayme Spearnock Posted

    Dear Maria, Joe, Dalys, Squirt, John, Deanna and Tina,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. So hard to lose a Dad.
    Louie will be remembered for his smile and great outlook on life. He will be missed.
    Fondly, Bruce and Jayme

  10. Tom Feinberg Posted

    Dear Maria, Joe, Dalys, Squirt, John, Deanna and Tina,
    You all lost a husband and father. We all lost a friend. Best to you all. He was a nice man..
    Love, Tom and Sandy

  11. Lonnie Brislan Posted

    I’M so sorry for your lost.

  12. Steven Daughen Posted

    Thoughts are with the family, I know my dad enjoyed working with Louis, and I enjoyed seeing him and working with him, and every once and awhile I’d see him in a store in Watertown and we would talk about whatever came up. He will be missed

  13. Louie & Rosie Montante Posted

    We send our deepest sympathy.

  14. Leslie Brown Varner Posted

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember Mr. Wells as a very nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  15. Dierdre & Davide Bendle Posted

    Squirt and Family, please accept our deepest sympathies. Prayers for comfort of your loss. Hugs to you Squirt

  16. Geana Converse Posted

    I am very sorry for your loss, he was fun to take care of at the VA.He was a kind man and he will be missed.God bless to the family im thinking of you all at this difficult time

  17. Jon & Janet Burrows Posted

    Dear Maria & Family- Louis was a very special, most friendly and dedicated man.
    He will always be remembered for that easy smile, hard working ability and love of his family.
    Bless him and you all.

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