Edward Wells

Edward Pierce Wells II

1947 - 2019
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Edward (Ted) Pierce Wells, II died unexpectedly in Southwest Harbor August 13, 2019. He was born in Boston, MA, March 8, 1947 the son of Heber and Phyllis (Burke) Wells.
Ted attended Holderness School in NH. He graduated from Colby College with a Bachelor’s degree, University of New Hampshire with a Master’s degree and University of Maine with a Master’s degree. Ted worked at Bass Harbor Marine and was a surveyor.
He was a violinist for Acadia Community Theatre, College of the Atlantic, UMO orchestra, The Grand, Winter Harbor Music Festival and TEMPO. He volunteered for the Peace Corp after college and again in his 60’s. He mostly recently volunteered for Doctors without Borders in Republic of the Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic.
He is survived by his daughter, Erica Leighton and (Mark); grandsons, Davis and Nathan; sister, Sarah Hill of Allentown, PA. and longtime friend, Stephanie Wagner. He was predeceased by his parents.
A celebration of life will be held 2:00 pm, October 6, 2019 at Jesup Memorial Library, Bar Harbor.
Contributions in Ted’s memory may be made to the
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St. Ellsworth
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Posted at 11:19am
Ted and I were teammates on the Colby College Hockey team for 4 years from 1966-70. During our hockey careers together I remember him as a very dedicated and loyal team member. As a defenseman, he didn't have many opportunities to score but I remember one night against our arch rivals, Bowdoin, Ted notched the first goal of his college career and it was a game-tying goal. It was the first time I saw such emotion on his face. The team gave him his hockey nickname of "Fiery" Ted. We will be having our 50th hockey team reunion next year and we will toast you with a beer in your honour--like the old days.
I have attached a team hockey photo from 1966 with Ted (2nd left) for his family's memories.
Andy Hayashi
Colby Class 1970 and Hockey Teammate

Sandra Hadamard Posted at 03:54pm

Your comments Andy about Teddy’s love of Hockey brought back my memories of him. We went steady in 8th and 9th grade. My first true love🥰 Our big date on weekends was my being taken to his hockey games by his parents or his older sister. He loved the game so much and played very well. His biggest thrill was one of the best senior players often complemented him and would pass the puck to him regularly. He would come off the ice in all his gear and give me a quick peck on the cheek when no one was looking. At the end of ninth grade his father made him break up with me and he was sent away to private school. Over the years we would meet up again and kept in touch. He came to visit me before his last trip back to the Sudan. He was a quiet kind man who lead a meaningful life spending his time helping others in Africa. I am heartbroken.

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