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“Dear Skip, Chip and Jill,We are heartbroken for you. Joan's/Mom's smile, laughter and sense of humor abound each time we think of her. Her pure love...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Donna and Tim Wright - Somerville, MA

“Jill and family, May all your favorite memories help you through this difficult time. You and your family continue to be in our family's prayers. ...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: The Woodruffs - Howell, MI

“We will miss her loving joy and kindness. All of are thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Wells family. ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: Craig & Debi Miller - Holliston, MA

“Jill, Eric and all of your family, May God bless you at this time of sorrow and give you peace with the loss of you loved one. Our thoughts and...Read More »
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Wells, Joan (Hotchkiss), of Westwood, died November 18th, 2017 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of Harry E. "Skip" Wells for 54 years. Loving mother of Harry E. "Chip" Wells IV and his wife May of Wareham and Jill Mondrush and her husband Eric of Milford, MI. Devoted grandmother of Harry E. Wells V and Bradley and Benjamin Mondrush. Sister of Jill Basherian and her husband Paul of Plymouth, MI.

Joan was an outstanding wife, mother, grandmother, sister, listener, friend, and a master volunteer. A partial list of her volunteer efforts would include: a lay chaplain at the Brigham, prison ministry, Sunday School teacher and superintendent, Hale Reservation, Meals on Wheels, feeding the hungry at various places, driving for Fish, tutoring reading, teaching English as a Second Language, and showing indigent mothers how to read to their children. Joan was able to do all of this with a high degree of optimism and a great sense of humor.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visiting hours in the Holden, Dunn and Lawler Funeral Home, 55 High Rock St., WESTWOOD, on Wednesday Nov. 29th from 4-8pm. A Funeral Service will be celebrated on Thursday morning Nov. 30th at 11am in St. John's Episcopal Church, 95 Deerfield Ave., Westwood, MA 02090. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan's memory to The Home for Little Wanderers, Attn: Development, 10 Guest St., Boston, MA 02135 or at give@thehome.org or to St. John's Episcopal Church at the address indicated above.