Daniel Bruce Wells
1946 - 2021
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Daniel Bruce Wells of Cambridgeport, VT lost his 11 year battle with cancer on February 1st surrounded by his loving family.

Dan was born December 31, 1946 at home in East Bethel, VT, the youngest of 8 kids of the late Edwin "Ray" and Dorothy Wells.

Dan was a 3 sport athlete at Hartford High School and played in the Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl after graduating in 1966. Following graduation he joined the US Navy and served one tour in Vietnam on board destroyer USS Richard Edwards as a radioman. After serving in the Navy he returned home to VT and got married to Robin a year later. He drove for UPS for 7 years before starting D&R Fire Extinguisher business in Bellows Falls. Dan & Robin then moved to Cambridgeport where they owned and operated D&R General Store until he retired in 2009.

Dan loved being on the ocean, hunting, fishing, traveling and camping. His true love was his family and watching his kids and grandkids play sports, rarely missing a game.

Dan is survived by his wife of 50 years, Robin; son Todd (Casey) of Rockingham, VT; daughter Tatha (Edward Brown) of Halfmoon, NY; grandchildren Bruce, Shealyn, Sarah (Ian), Dylan, Conor, and Taylor; sisters Eleanor VanAlstyne of Ludlow, Jan Luce (Jim) of Palmer, AK, Joy Soule (Bill) of Hartford, VT, Sandy Heavisides of Claremont, NH and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held in the spring at his home in Cambridgeport with a military burial at Randolph Veterans Cemetery.



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Published in The Brattleboro Reformer on Feb. 6, 2021.
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February 13, 2021
Dan was a great guy. He always had good things to say. He will be missed my his HHS friends. My condolences and prayers to his family.
Donald Libbey
Classmate
February 12, 2021
Danny was an awesome classmate & friend. He could be tearing it up one day on the football field & singing Patches to classmates the next. Truly one of the good guys. Gonna miss you. RIP❤
Nancy Ray
Classmate
February 10, 2021
Our thoughts are with Robin and Dan's family, we always enjoyed Dan's visits, he was very knowledgeable about many things. Dan was an inspiration the way he fought to overcome his sickness. We were able to be at many sports events with him and it was enjoyable.

Ron and Arlene Carey
Ron and Arlene Carey
Friend
February 7, 2021
Thank You for the best memories, laughter, and lessons on how to love life! You will be missed. Much love to Robin , Tatha and Todd.
Patti Chisholm
Friend
February 7, 2021
We share in your sorrow over the loss of your beloved Dan. We feel blessed to have known him.
Deb and Mike
Friend
February 6, 2021
Dan will be missed on Sunday's at Banditos.

Jim from Vermont
Friend
February 6, 2021
Our loving prayers are sent to you and the whole family.
We always enjoyed our visits with Dan at your store.
Paul & Cathy Hallock
Paul & Cathy Hallock
Friend
February 6, 2021
I was fortunate to have Dan in my life. Having him in my life helped mold me and show me how to be a good man. He treated me like one of his kids and I will forever be greatful for the time he shared with me.
Rodney Stowell
Family
February 6, 2021
I was and am sorry to hear the news of Dan. Although I didn't know him real well, I sure liked him and he was very kind to me. He put up a long fight, bless his heart. My thoughts are with you Robin along with the children, relatives and friends.
Laurie Stubbins
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