She was born in Winthrop, the daughter of the late Frederick and Margaret (Murphy) Tape, and lived in and raised her family in Framingham, living there for 55 years before moving to Marlborough in 2011.
Mrs. Fellows was a graduate of Winthrop High School, class of 1941, and then went on to attend the Burroughs Business School. She began her banking career at the US Trust Bank in Boston and went on to work at various banks in Natick.
She is survived by one daughter, Judith Colacchio and her husband John of Marlborough; one son, William Fellows and his wife Hoa of Vietnam; one brother,? Frederick Tape of Winthrop; eight grandchildren, Mark and Dean Shea, Julie McComb, Jeremy, Jason and Lien Fellows, Susan Lucey, and Michael Colacchio; 15 great-grandchildren, James, Nicholas and Jessica Shea, Cameron, Aubrey and Max McComb, Emily, Isaiah and Jadon Fellows, Benjamin Murray, Zachary, Daniel and Cameron Lucey, and Amber and Evan Colacchio; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one grandson, John Fellows, and two sisters, Ursula Queenan and Eleanor Heinrich.
Her funeral will be held Monday, May 19, at 11:00 a.m., in the Immaculate Conception Church, 11 Prospect St., Marlborough. Burial will follow in Edgell Grove Cemetery, Grove Street, Framingham. Visiting hours at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), 95 West Main St. Marlborough, will be held Sunday, May 18, from 2 – 4 p.m.