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Janet C. Wells

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BENNINGTON -- Janet C. Wells, 83, formerly of Evans Road, Petersborough, N.H., died on Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center.

She was born in Nashua, N.H., on Feb. 13, 1921, the daughter of Mary Ellen “Nellie” (Boutwell) and George Henry Seneschal.

After being schooled in West Petersborough, she was employed by Derby’s Department Store, the American Guernsey Cattle Club and, from 1951 to 1986, New Hampshire Ball Bearings as an inspector of mini-ball bearings.

Earlier, she enjoyed bowling with the New Hampshire Ball Bearing team in Jaffrey. Janet enjoyed knitting and crocheting, especially the many afghans she gave away as presents. She was a member of the Rebekkahs. Those who know her, remember her as a good sport who would always try something new and who was very dedicated to serving her family.

Her husband, Charles H. Wells Sr., died in 1993.

She is survived by a son, Charles H. Wells of Pownal; a daughter, Joyce C. Heshmaty of Shaftsbury; a sister, Catherine McLaughlin of Petersborough; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers predeceased her, George A. Seneschal and Ernest Seneschal.

A calling hour will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at Jellison Funeral Home, 25 Concord St., Petersborough, N.H. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. at Jellison Funeral Home with the Rev. Polly Shamy officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery, Sand Hill Road, Petersborough.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in her name may be made to Hospice at HCS, P.O. Box 496, Petersborough, NH 03458.

Jellison Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Petersborough is assisting the family with arrangements.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 27, 2004
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