Michael Allen "Mike" Wells, 67, of the Conners Road Peru, passed away on December 7, 2021 in Burlington, Vermont, with his loving family by his side. Mike was born in Plattsburgh, March 21, 1954. He worked as a bus driver for Peru School and co-owned Tired Iron Hauling and Repair. Mike also worked at Rustic Auto Body for more than forty years beside his dear friend Michael Relation. Mike never met a stranger, always put others first, and deeply enjoyed spending time with his family. Mike compassionately earned the title of "telephone operator" as he routinely called his children, grandchildren, family and friends to keep in touch and provide good old fashioned advice. His humor, stories, and encouragement will never be forgotten. Above all, he was a loyal and loving husband, father and papa. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Wells (LaValley); daughters, Melissa Furnia (Raymond), Michelle Hunt (Charles), and Missy Pion; sons, Mark Wells (Meaghan) and Michael Wells (Kourtney); grandchildren, Chelsie Carter, Catlin Bell, Olivia Griswold, Alyza Newman, Alexis and Elizabeth McKee, Makayla and Philip Long, and Peyton, Ali and Ti Wells; honorary grandchildren, Billy and Blake; and his sister, Carol Smith (Mark). He was predeceased by his parents James and Gertrude Wells (Vaughn); his sister, Linda Wells; and infant grandchildren, Jade Mckee and Parker Wells. Per his request, a private celebration of life will be held on his birthday. Contributions in his memory may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at: https://www.pancan.org/honormemorial-gifts/ Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055.