Wellsville, NY - Ella M. Duell, 82, of 4350 Fords Brook Road North Branch passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at Jones Memorial Hospital. She was born April 1, 1928 in Rexville the daughter of Alex and Grace (Rockwell) Bessette. On April 25, 1945 in Wellsville she married Vivian "Viv" Duell who predeceased her January 2, 2005.
Ella was a former resident of Spencerport and was a 25 year employee of General Motors in Rochester. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Chapter 248, the VFW Ladies Auxiliary # 2530 and the American Legion Auxiliary # 702. She enjoyed her membership in the Country Heart Cloggers, was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville and was active on several committees and organizations within the greater Wellsville Community.
She is survived by a daughter, Nancy (Larry) Sennett of Ocala, FL, a son, Thomas L. (Mary Ellen) Duell of San Jose, CA, five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two sisters, Margaret Barber and Isabelle Jackson both of North Chili, several loving nieces & nephews, four special friends, Charlene and Roy Goodliff, Betty Duell and Nina Mitchell all of Wellsville. She was predeceased by a son, Michael A. Duell, a sister, Veronica "Bonnie" Wilson and a brother, Leo Bessette.
Friends are invited to call on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 to 10:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:00 am in the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville with Monsignor Vincent Becker as celebrant. Memorial suggestions include St. Jude's Childrens Hospital. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.