James R. Wells Jr.

James R. Wells Jr. of Mattituck died March 27, 2018. He was 53.

He was born on Aug. 11, 1964, in Greenport to Kathy A. (Loper) Steindl and James R. Wells Sr. He married his wife, Cindy (née Berg) Wells on Sept. 9, 1989, in Mattituck and together they had three children.

James is survived by his wife, Cindy; children, Howard Gayne (Erin) of Saranac Lake, N.Y., T.J. Wells of Hyattsville, Md. and Tabitha Wells of Mattituck; grandchildren, Charlotte Elizabeth Gayne and Logan Everett Gayne; a sister, Tracy Smith (Mark) of Palenville, N.Y.; nephews, Ryan Smith and Tim Smith, and his mother, Nancy Wells. He was predeceased by his parents.

The family will receive visitors Tuesday, April 3, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at DeFriest-Grattan Funeral Home in Mattituck. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the funeral home.

Memorial donations to the Mattituck Presbyterian Church Loaves and Fishes Program would be appreciated. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

This is a paid notice.