Gertrude ‘Golly’ M. Wells, 82, formerly of Lititz, Bell Telephone worker, daycare owner, avid reader

By on December 26, 2018

Gertrude (Golly) A. Wells, formerly of Lititz, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 17, 2018.

Gertrude (Golly) was born and raised in Freehold, N.J. to Dr. Howard and Lula Mason. She worked for Bell Telephone and had a daycare in Manalapan, N.J., for many years.

She is predeceased by her son: Claude Wells; sisters: Mary Jane Johnson, Peggy Taylor and Susan Kelly; and a brother: Tommy Mason.

Golly is survived by her loving husband of 61 years: Paul A. Wells; sons: Paul H. Wells (Laura), Glenn Wells (Nancy) and John Wells (Sharon); grandchildren: Christopher, Joseph, Victoria, Jacob, Autumn, and Ryan; and many nieces and nephews and extended family, including lifelong friend: Louise Beams.

Golly loved to read and enjoyed Manasquan Beach. Her and her husband traveled extensively throughout the United States. She later retired to Manasquan, N.J., Lititiz, and Moravia, N.Y.

At Golly’s request there will be a private graveside service.

Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland, N.Y., is handling the arrangements. To offer condolences online, visit

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