Marie A. Bissonnette Wells
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East Gloucester, MA - Marie A. Bissonnette Wells, age 87, of East Gloucester, Mass., passed peacefully on December 26, 2019.

Marie was the daughter of Henry and Evelyn Bissonnette of Hudson, Massachusetts. She leaves behind her legacy of love through her daughters and their husbands; Drew Josephson-Williams and Tom Williams of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., Ingrid and Rob Viventi of Bridgton, Maine; and through her granddaughters and their husbands; Linnea Williams-Stewart and Andrew Stewart of Cape Ann and Fort Benning, Ga. Mackenzie and Travis Childress of Nashville, Tenn., and Cydney and Dennis Cheh of Savannah, Ga. Her great-grandbabies, Annika Stewart, Marley Cheh, and Robby Childress brought her great joy in her last months. Marie was predeceased by her parents; by her loving husband Col. Charles Wells, MD; and by her brothers Peter and Hank Bissonnette; and sister Claire Riley. Marie was also predeceased by Herman "Bebe" Josephson; her husband from 1953 to 1972. She also leaves behind the kind Boyle/Stewart Family of Dungannon, Northern Ireland, The Wells Family including shared grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews from the Josephson and Veo families.
A Hudson High School class of 1949 graduate, Marie then attended nursing school at Addison Gilbert Hospital and Babson Institute. She devoted her career to caring for the elderly. Marie was Executive Director of many nursing facilities in Massachusetts. Patient comfort was paramount to her and always her motivation.
Marie enjoyed being outdoors, loved walking, swimming, skiing, kayaking, and travel. She especially looked forward to her monthly lunches with her high school gals. Marie's dedication to her family and friends was invariably felt. Her generous nature, her adventurous spirit and her unending love will be deeply missed.
A Mass for Marie will be held at St. Michael's Church in Hudson, Mass., on January 18, 2020, at 11 a.m.
Our family is profoundly grateful for all the caregivers at the Kaplan Family Hospice House. If desired, a memorial gift to your local hospice is greatly appreciated.
Published on January 6, 2020

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Jan 13, 2020
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Rosalie Foti (Envogue Salon)
Jan 09, 2020
Marie was a very special lady. She brightened my day when she came to get her haircut. I will truly miss her she just had a smile a brightness to her that showed so much when she talked of her family. I will miss you my friend and you will always be beautiful
Debbie and Bill McCready
Jan 06, 2020
Marie was one of the most unique and caring people we have ever known. She helped coach us through tough times and celebrate the joyous times. Her spirit and passion and light will be missed but we think of her daily in our hearts and smile. We love you Marie!
Debbie and Bill McCready
Jan 06, 2020
Marie was one of the most unique and caring people we have ever known. She helped coach us through tough times and celebrate the joyous times. Her spirit and passion and light will be missed but we think of her daily in our hearts and smile. We love you Marie!
Luanne and JP
Jan 06, 2020
Hugs Pub Buddy!
Thinking of you and your entire family.......
Luanne and JP
Jan 06, 2020
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