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25 Broad Street
Hamilton, NY 13346
Phone: 315-824-2417
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Michael Wells

Michael Jon Wells

October 4, 1947 - November 17, 2019
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Michael Jon Wells, 72, of Rodman Rd., Hamilton, NY passed away surrounded by family on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.
He was born October 4, 1947 in Oneida, NY, a son of the late John and Hildred Edkins Wells. Michael was a graduate of Hamilton High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, having served from 1966 until his honorable discharge in 1970. On June 24, 1978 he married Jeannine G. “Wendy” McGregor at Americana Village in Hamilton and they were happily married for 41 years. Michael worked for the Village of Hamilton in various capacities until retiring as water plant operator in 2002.
A beloved family man, in his free time he most enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren and golfing. He was also a dedicated hot rod enthusiast, building and customizing hot rods that were highly praised in the hot rod community and sold both across the US and internationally. Surviving are his loving wife, Wendy; his children, Ashley Wells of Earlville; Rorie (Michael) Wells Ellerson of Philadelphia, PA; sisters, Dona (Paul) Vantine of Pahrump, NV; Jan (Kenneth) Holden, Chittenango, NY; Jill (Daniel) Clausen, Coulterville, CA; grandchildren, Phiona, Thomas and Lylah Osborne, all of Earlville; two sisters-in-law, Karyn (Larry) Briggs of East Falmouth, MA and Susan (Steven) McLaughlin of Bolton Landing, NY and two brothers-in-law; Kip (Linda) McGregor of Huddleston, VA and Michael McGregor of Hamilton, NY, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his nephew, Paul Michael Vantine and his wife’s parents Lewis and Jeannine McGregor.
Friends are invited to call at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton on Friday, November 22, 2019 from 5-7 pm.
Contributions in his memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, PO Box 98018, Washington, DC 20090-8018 or
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    November 22, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    November 22, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc., Hamilton
    25 Broad St.
    HAMILTON, NY 13346
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Jean Getchonis

Posted at 05:15pm
I am so sorry to hear about Mike! My prayers go out to the whole family. I was always impressed by his smile and attitude. A genuine nice guy!

John Lawrence

Posted at 09:35am
Saddened to hear of Mike's passing. Mike was a really nice guy and a great guy to work with. He always had unique and humerus comments. He could pull off some really good pranks also. Sincere condolences to Wendy and family. John Lawrence

Tom Brinkerhoff

Posted at 08:22pm
Dear Wendy, Ashley and Rory. I am so sorry for your loss and for all of us that knew Mike and loved him for the man he truly was. He was a great friend to many, a loving husband and father and an all around great guy. He touched so many lives, mine included. We were all a great bunch back in the late 70' and early 80's and boy did we know how to have fun. And Mike was right there in the thick of it all and even helped push it a little further. I will always remember him maning the keg, sorry - the lemonade stand - on our floats during the annual 4th of July parade in Hamilton. He always had that grin on his face that said, yes, we're up to something here, and you'll never know what it is. That's just one memory I will always cherish of him and our fun times together, "those dancing fools" we were referred to in the Mid York Weakly. The Cranston Road Gang ride again. I have many fond memories of our years together as great friends and Mike was certainly one of the guys. For me, it was a time of great joy, peace and comerodery. Now, it's time to celebrate his life, his friendship and the good times we all shared with him. He had an infectious smile and always knew how to have fun. That is how I will always remember Mike Wells. God bless you my friend and your family always. You were loved by many and will be missed dearly. Keep pouring those lemonades my friend, my cup is almost dry! Sincerely and with the utmost respect... Tom Brinkerhoff, (TC).

Vince, Donna, Kyle and Savannah Ellerson

Posted at 11:21am
With the greatest sympathy, we are sending much love and hugs to the family and prayers for peace during this transitional time.
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Lauren & David, Karen, Keith and girls, Kira & Phi

Posted at 10:22am
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