Mary Catherine Wells Tailor in Salisbury

May 12, 1994

Mary Catherine Wells, a part-time tailor at Boscov's Department Store in Salisbury, died Sunday at the Peninsula Regional Medical Center there of heart and lung disease. She was 71.

A resident of Snow Hill for 13 years, she was a canvasser for the 1990 Census. Earlier, she was a tailor at Macy's in Hunt Valley.

She was born Mary Catherine Basel in Baltimore. She was a former president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Pocomoke City.

Her husband, Robert Wells, a retired parts division clerk for General Motors Corp. at Dorsey, died in 1988.

Services were planned for 1 p.m. today at Ruck Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

She is survived by six daughters, Jean Soper and Brenda Albright, both of Baltimore, Carolyn Caldwell of Queenstown, Susan Carter of Glen Burnie, Arlene Abrams of Woodstock and Alberta Galek of Pasadena; three sons, Norman Abrams of Sykesville, Douglas Abrams of Woodbine and Phillip Abrams of Baltimore; three stepsons, Robert Wells of Baroda, Mich., Maynard Wells of Baltimore and Gary Wells of Spotsylvania, Va.; a brother, Tony Basel of St. Michaels; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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