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Christine Wells

NORTH CANAAN — Christine Elizabeth Wells, 32, of 57 High St. died June 11, 2020, at Hartford Hospital.  

She was born July 27, 1987, in Sharon, the daughter of Alfred M. Wells of North Canaan and Diane Shippa-Paden of Sheffield, Mass.

Christine worked as the payroll clerk for the North Canaan Stop & Shop. She had been with the company since she was 16 years old. 

A confessed homebody, Christine still loved the outdoors, her family, going to the ocean, camping and reading books. 

She had earned a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Ketsuka Karate from the Hamzy School of Self Defense.

In addition to her mother and father, Christine is survived by her stepfather, Steve Paden of Sheffield; her two brothers, Lucas Wells of North Canaan and Michael Wells of Watertown, Conn.; her grandmother, June Shippa of Falls Village; her niece, Natalie Wells, and her nephew, Payton Wells, both of North Canaan. She is also survived by her boyfriend, Jason Tweed; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A Celebration of Christine’s Life will be held on Saturday, June 20, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.

When a family loses their angel, and it’s time for her to go. 

She leaves behind the loved ones and the friends she used to know. 

To sail across the sea of life and meet the other side. 

Where loved ones passed are waiting, dancing on the foamy tide. 

What a magical journey sailing on the sea life must be, to open arms awaiting and the warmth of gentle breeze. 

She leaves behind the burdens, no more sorrow should she bear, and gives to us her love to hold until we meet her there.

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