Anne W. Wellings

January 16, 1931March 11, 2013

Wellings, Anne (Williams) Anthony of Scituate formerly of Chatham, died at home on March 11th surrounded by loved ones. Anne was wife of the late Irving M. Wellings, and former wife of the late John L. Anthony.

She was born in 1931 in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of Mary Booth and Daniel Goodrich Williams. She was beloved by many, had great compassion, adored all living creatures and gave to many animal advocacy groups.

She possessed a keen sense of humor, enjoyed good music, gardening and cooking. She was a faithful member of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Chatham where she devoted many hours of charitable work. Anne, a member of the Chatham Garden Club, was a talented gardener. She especially loved native woodland plants and plants that attracted wildlife to her yard.

She leaves her beloved and loving children; Brenda L. Tower, John D. Anthony, Susan Leigh Anthony-Hoyt, Kimberly Anne Samuelson, James Scott Anthony, and her stepchildren; Karen Marcus and Kenneth Wellings. Anne was grandmother to 10 and great grandmother to 14.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on April 13, 2013 at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 625 Main St, Chatham, MA.

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to the World Wildlife Fund-


  • Memorial Service Saturday, April 13, 2013

Anne W. Wellings

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March 19, 2013

I have always cherished friendship with Anne. We were in school and church together in Memphis. It has been a special blessing to have stayed in touch with her all these years. I extend deepest love, sympathy, and prayers to her family at this time. I again thank Susan for bringing her to the Boston airport a few years ago for a wonderful reunion with her.
Margie Lee Edwards Wadlington, Kingston, TN

Diane Strain

March 16, 2013

Our Deepest Condolences (mine and The Sclafani & Strain family) go out to Anne's loved ones. Anne was a Beautiful person and I know how much she adored her family, and she was loved by everyone who knew her. I feel Blessed to have had that chance. Please know that you are all in our prayers. May the Lord hold you closely through this very difficult time. Our Love & Prayers are going out to you. Anne IS a Peace, may you feel comfort in knowing that.

Tammy Laudermilk

March 15, 2013

I will miss her smiles and bright eyes. My deepest sympathy.
Tammy,Chad,Cassandra and Peaches Laudermilk

The Staff of Richardson-Gaffey Funeral Home

March 14, 2013

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.