Violet E. Wells

May 19, 1943November 10, 2020

Violet E. Wells, 77, of Oneonta passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born May 19, 1943 in San Juan, Puerto Rico the daughter of the late Raymond and Angelita (Taverez) Marble.

Violet graduated from Oneonta High School the Class of 1963.

On March 3, 1968, Violet married Nelson A. Wells, Jr. in Oneonta. Nelson predeceased her on April 9, 2005.

For many years Violet was independently employed performing housekeeping and healthcare.

Violet loved her cats, tending to her flowers, cooking, baking, sitting and watching the birds, sewing and doing crafts. But what brought her the greatest joy was her grandchildren. She treasured the time she spent with them.

Violet is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Nelson A. and Teri Wells, III; two precious grandchildren, Gerald Wells and Kristen Wells and fiancé, Daniel Marino; one brother, Brian Marble; two sisters, Susan and Stan Holmes and Beverly Fuller; four sisters-in-law, Patricia Rotolo, Linda Holtsmaster, Sandra Morin and Ginger and Paul Butler; as well as several nieces and nephews and many dear friends. She was predeceased by her brothers, John and Richie Marble; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Nelson A. and Lena Wells, Sr.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 19, 2020 in the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main Street, Oneonta from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Due to Covid-19 restrictions masks and social distancing are required and you may be asked to wait. Graveside memorial services will be held at Bundy Cemetery, Otego will held at 1:30 pm with the Rev. Bruce Helstrom officiating.

For those who wish memorial donations may be made to either Helio's Care, Inc. or Super Hero's in Ripped Jeans.

To send the family an online condolence please visit

Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.


  • Calling Hours

    Thursday, November 19, 2020

  • Graveside Memorial Service

    Thursday, November 19, 2020


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Vic and Debbie Silvernail

November 19, 2020

Sue and Stan and the whole family, Our Deepest Sympathies during your time of sadness, Violet was a fine lady and will be deeply missed. Keep your memories close to heart to ease your pain.

candee Hasbrouck

November 19, 2020

My prayers and condolences for Violet...I knew her since we were teenagers.....She loved our dancing....Candee Hasbrouck

Renny Mietzelfeld

November 17, 2020

Dear Nelson, Brian, Teri and families,
It's very sad to lose Violet. She was a sweet lady,
and I always enjoyed her visits.
I hope you can all be together at this time.
Regards, Renny Mietzelfeld, DC

Wendy Hopper

November 14, 2020

So so very sorry to hear of this beautiful woman’s passing. I bowled with her and Butch aka Nelson and enjoyed both of them. After his passing, she was lost and still carried herself well. I had lunches with her, went to a hipnosis with her back few years ago. Fly high lady, grab Butch and hop on that D & H train and go. You will be missed.....❤️❤️

Christine Juliano

November 14, 2020

Krissy, Butch, Teri and Jerry - I'm sorry to hear about Violet. She was always nice to me, and I know how much she loved her family.
-Christine Juliano

joe sandoli

November 14, 2020

I was so saddened of Violet's passing. We grew up together in the East End of Oneonta. She was such a kind and lovely person. I have fond memories of lengthy conversations with her,especially at OHS reunions. My sincere condolences. Joe Sandoli

Chuck & Terry King

November 14, 2020

Our Deepest and Sincere Condolences to the Family Of Violet Marble / Wells. The Marble Family of which I grew up with are a great family and Violet a Sweet down to earth lady, who will be missed not only by her family and loved ones but by many friends. I apologize to Violet and the family ,that I out of no disrespect know that ,I am not a funeral person. I choose not to attend funerals as I rather remember a person as I last saw them not at funeral and see the family and friends in sorrow ,I ask Butch ,Terry, Krissy and Jerry and Violets family to please forgive me for not attending but know that I / we are sorry for their loss and may God be with them all .


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