Press-Republican

December 27, 2007

Beatrice A. Wells


LOON LAKE -- Beatrice A. Wells, 66, of Loon Lake, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007, at her daughter Cheryl's home. She was born in Chazy Lake on March 6, 1941, daughter of the late Arthur C. and Beatrice Nora (Baker) Fassett.

Beatrice attended Ellenburg School. She was employed by various restaurants as well as a caretaker for homes in Loon Lake and Plattsburgh. Beatrice was a member of the American Legion Post 20 Auxiliary where she served as past president; and a member of the Saranac Lake Moose Lodge. She was an avid walker, enjoyed reading and playing lottery. Beatrice was a volunteer for the Vermontville Food Shelf.

Beatrice is survived by five children, Cheryl Gagnier and her companion Erie Lawrence of Plattsburgh, Michael McCauslin and his companion Theresa Thornton of Champlain, Velma Bellarosa of Peru, Grace Mackey and her companion Tony Clark of Concord, N.C., Alyce Provost and her husband Michael of Peru; two stepchildren, Wade Wells of Fort Worth, Texas, and Wendy Tockey of Fort Worth, Texas; 17 grandchildren, Nichole Christiansen and her husband Jeffrey, Katy Llwellyn, Mark Gagnier, Grace Gagnier, Ashley Gagnier, Jennifer Eaton, Bruce Eaton, Brandon McCauslin, Michael L. McCauslin Jr., Robert Lafountain Jr., Chevon Bellarosa, Rashelle Bellarosa, Maxwell Bellarosa, Carl Roberts Jr., Kyleigh Roberts, Emille Provost and Erik Provost; two stepgrandchildren, Adrianne and Alex Tockey; six great-grandchildren, Halley Christiansen, McKenna Christiansen, Dalton Lafountain, Lacey Lafountain, Mackenzie McCauslin and Damien Wright; two brothers and a sister, Roswell Fassett and his wife Shirley of West Chazy, Arthur Fassett of Plattsburgh, Velma Drew and her husband Richard of Keeseville; and many nieces and nephews.

Beatrice was predeceased by her husband, Richard Wells; a daughter, Simone Eaton; and a sister, Linda Bushey.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2007, at 11 a.m. from St. Augustine's Church in Peru.

Donations in Beatrice's name may be made to Vermontville Food Shelf.