Peter C. Wells

Date of Passing:

July 9, 2023

Wells, Peter C., 76, of Highland Creek Parkway, Charlotte, North Carolina, died peacefully on July 9, 2023, surrounded by his loving family at Novant Health Medical Center, Huntsville, North Carolina. He was the beloved husband of Karen A. Amado-Wells. Born in New York City, New York, on February 16, 1947, he was the son of the late Reverend Dempsey Edward Wells Sr. and Beatrice Marie (Johnson) Wells. He lived in North Providence, Rhode Island, for 28 years before moving to North Carolina 14 months ago.

In 1957 the Wells family relocated to Springfield, Massachusetts. Peter graduated from Technical High School and Windham College as a brilliant and hardworking student. Peter graduated from Antioch College with a Master’s degree.

Early in his career, he worked as a Financial analyst with the US Department of Housing And Urban Development. He traveled and lived in Puerto Rico for many years and moved around to many states for the US government. He settled in Providence, where he worked for the US government, retiring as Regional Director of Veterans Affairs for 21 years. In 2006 he was a managing partner with BusCon Associates, LLC, CEO, Editor In Chief of The Providence American Newspaper, TV host of In Another Opinion PBS-RI.

Peter was a proud member of many civic and social organizations, including Leadership Rhode Island. His affiliation with these organizations extended his network of friends and business associates. He enjoyed the arts, socializing with family and friends, and, most of all, dining out with friends and family. His zest for life was boundless. He was an amazing man, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and caring friend.

Besides his wife of 18 years, he is survived by a son, Peter C. Wells Jr., and his wife, Carla of Charlotte, NC, a daughter, Sonya Y. Wells of Atlanta, GA, two granddaughters, Sala Blue Risby and Rue Wells-Risby, bonus daughters, Nickia and Kimberly Monteiro, Alexandra Edwards, two bonus granddaughters, Stone and Tikeya Monteiro, his former wife Edwinna Adel Wells and a host of relatives and friends. He was the brother of the late Dempsey E. Wells.

Calling hours will be held Monday, July 17, 2023, from 4-7 PM at the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside, RI 02915. His funeral service and burial will be held in Springfield, Ma please visit for details.

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    My condolences to the family.

  2. Very sorry to hear about Peter’s death. Peter and Karen were members of the North Providence Pool and Fitness center for many years. Peter was a Gentleman toward staff and members. I also have good memories of Peter being a neighbor when he lived in North Providence. Condolences from Staff at North Providence Pool.

  3. Deepest condolences to the family of Peter Wells. Can’t say enough great things about Peter. Thank you, Peter, for your all your activism which included the digital development of The Providence American, shining a light on news of local Black, Latino and indigenous citizens and more. Blessings in your journey forward. You will be a bright light wherever you go.

  4. I was saddened to learn of Peter’s death, although I haven’t seen him since I sold Snubs he was a gentleman and stopped in every week or so when we were there. I remember when my sister and I did an art show for Karen and Peter about 20 years ago which was attended by a few of his friends from Springfield. We ended up booking a show from one of his buddies and traveled there where we met several nice people.
    Karen, I’m so sorry for your loss, Peter truly loved you and I can only imagine what you’re going through. Please try to remember the good times that you shared and hopefully that will comfort you on the days when you miss him. May he rest in peace and may God watch over you until you are reunited.

  5. Deepest sympathy to the Wells family. I have known Peter for some twenty years or so. He was always a gentleman, and always had time to conversate. May he Rest In Eternal Peace.

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