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Dorothy M. Wells
CUMBERLAND- Dorothy M. (Polsey) Wells, 96, of Meadowcrest Drive died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Trinity Health & Rehabilitation Center, Woonsocket. She was the wife of the late William A. Wells, Jr.
Born in Pawtucket, a daughter of the late Sylvanus E. and Asenath (Wright) Polsey, she had lived in Pawtucket for most of her life before moving to Cumberland 12 years ago.
She was a 1933 graduate of Pawtucket High School and was active in several sports. She served on the Class Reunion Committee for many years. She also attended classes at Brown University.
She was a member of St. Paul's Church, Pawtucket and the former Trinity Episcopal Church, where she was a vestry member and parish clerk for many years.
She was a 50-year member of Queen Esther Chapter #2, Order of the Eastern Star, Pawtucket, where she served as Worthy Matron in 1968 and 1979. She was Grand Martha of the Grand Chapter O.E.S. in Rhode Island in 1969 and Grand Marshall in 1976.
She was a charter member of Pawtucket Assembly #217, Social Order of the Beauceants, serving as Treasurer for many years and as President in 1970.
She was a member, a past Board member and Past President of Blackstone Valley Chapter #619, AARP and a member of Pawtucket Chapter #1192, AARP.
She was an active member of GFWC Pawtucket Woman's Club since 1984 and the Friday Fellowship of Pawtucket Congregational Church.
She retired in 1984 from Cooley, Inc. where she had worked for 41 years, the last 22 years as Credit Manager.
She was an active sports enthusiast and had actively participated in several sports including tennis and baseball.
She traveled the world extensively and enjoyed reading, gardening, crafts, the beach and doing puzzles.
She is survived by one son, William A. Wells, III of Wilmington, NC; one daughter, Suzanne L. Schabowski and her husband, Stephen of Cumberland; two grandchildren, Kristen S. O'Hearn of Cumberland and Mark S. Schabowski and his wife, Maryann of Ocala, FL; two great grandchildren, Samantha L. and Robert Schabowski; and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Evelyn A. Hunt, Sylvanus E. "Dan" Polsey, Jr. and Henry W. Polsey.
Her funeral will be held FRIDAY, APRIL 13 at 9:30 A.M. in BELLOWS-FALSO FUNERAL CHAPEL, 160 River Road, Lincoln. Inurnment will be in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.
Relatives and friends are invited and may call FRIDAY 8:30 - 9:30 A.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mrs. Wells' memory to St. Paul's Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI 02860 would be appreciated. For Directions and Guest Book, please visit
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