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WELLS, Rae V. 80 years of age died April 9th, 2016 at the Seasons Hospice House, Milton Mass after a lengthy illness. Wife of Ernest E. "Gene" Wells Sr., she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Born in Boston, the daughter of the late Calvin M. Grimes and Marguerite E. Grimes, She was a life-long resident of the city. Rae was a graduate of the Jeremiah Burke High School for girls and went on to further her education at the Hickox Secretarial School. After graduating from secretarial school, she went on to work at the New England Merchant Bank, where she became the first women of color to integrate the banks Secretarial department. She and Gene shared 59 years of marriage and together founded Wells Fuel Service in 1968. She is survived by her husband Ernest "Gene" Wells Sr. of Mattapan, her daughters Dianne Wells and her partner Jeffrey Felty of Falmouth, Michelle Wells and her husband Torrance Childs of Milton, and her son Ernest "Gene" Wells Jr. of Dorchester. Seven grandchildren, Kyle Masciari and her husband Anthony, Jordan Wells, Devin Bird, Elizabeth Wells, Alexandra Childs, Austin Childs and Courtney Wells. She leaves a "sister" Saundra Perry a brother Calvin M "Kern" Grimes Jr. and a host of relatives and friends. Services from the Davis Funeral Home, 654 Cummins Hwy., MATTAPAN, MA. Thursday, at 11AM. followed by Internment at Forest Hills Cemetery. Visitation Thursday, 10-11 AM.
Published in The Boston Globe on Apr. 12, 2016
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