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F. Newton Wells, III

AGE: 91 • West Caldwell

F. Newton Wells, III, 91, passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Crane's Mill Assisted Living in West Caldwell where he has lived for the past 5 years. Born in West Orange, N.J. to Frank Newton Wells, Jr. and Therese G. (Klein) Wells. He lived in East Hanover for 27 years and Toms River for 19 years. Newt was a 1945 graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for General Electric in Newark for 40 years retiring in 1986. Newt was a member of Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity and a Past President of the Morris County Grand Jurors Association. He was a Veteran having served in the US Navy.

His wife, Jean M. (McGuirk) Wells passed away in 2006 and he is also predeceased by his son, Frank Newton, IV (Skipper). He is survived by his children, Christine A. and her husband Thomas Murray of Denville, Rev. Peter VB Wells, of Clifton as well as his grandchildren, Megan Murray (Keith Lefurge), Kaitlin Murray and Sean Murray; two great grandchildren, Riley and Emerson as well as many nieces and nephews.

Visiting will be on Thursday, July 10 from 1 until 4 and 7 until 9 PM at Burroughs, Kohr & Dangler Funeral Home, 106 Main Street, Madison, N.J. Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Vincent Martyr Church, Green Village Road, Madison, N.J., Interment will follow at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in East Hanover. Please omit flowers and Mass Cards. Donations in his name can be made to Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth, PO Box 476, Convent Station, N.J. 07961.


Published in Daily Record on July 9, 2014
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