Obituary: Bette Wellman

Bette Wellman, at 84

Bette [Schaller] Wellman of Kingston, formerly of Braintree, Hull, and Quincy, died April 28, at the age of 84.

She was the associate director at 1000 Southern Artery Senior Center in Quincy for 17 years and then was a self-employed travel agent for 20 years, escorting groups to destinations around the world. She traveled to six of the seven continents and was a passenger on 53 cruises. Travel was her passion and she shared many exciting stories about her experiences.

Mrs. Wellman served on several boards and committees through the years, at Quincy Point Congregational Church and Old South Union Church in South Weymouth. She was an animal lover and was a member of the board of directors at the South Shore Humane Society. More recently, she volunteered at the Kingston Council on Aging.

She skied for 45 years, loved boating, was an avid reader, and a great party/event planner. Her friends were many and of all ages. Above all, she treasured family get-togethers. She will be remembered by all who knew her as a loyal friend, full of fun, and willing to try anything.

She was married to the love of her life, Robert H. Wellman, for 57 years. He died in 2010. She is survived by her children, Louise Morrill of Florida, and Debbie Juckett and her husband, Mark, of Bourne; her grandchildren, Gretchen Kelley, Jennifer Ulland, Wendy Manno, Scott Morrill, Ryan Juckett, and Steven Juckett; and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Dorothy Hatch and her husband, Harold, of Weymouth; and her nieces and nephews, Linda, Jack, Stephen and Christine. She was also predeceased by her son-in-law, Robert Morrill Jr.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Newfield House and Cranberry Hospice in Plymouth for the compassionate care given in the last week of her life.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held Friday, May 6, at 2 p.m., at the Old South Union Church, 25 Columbian St., South Weymouth. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Old South Union Church Scholarship Fund, 25 Columbian St., South Weymouth, MA 02190. For online condolences, please visit