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1940 - 2013 PITTSFIELD Marlene W. Hammond, 73, of 30 Beacon Ave., passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 13, 2013, at Hillcrest Commons after a long illness.
Born on May 22, 1940, daughter of the late Henry Ketchum and Olive "Elizabeth" (Wheeler) Ketchum, she grew up in Pittsfield and was a 1958 graduate of Pittsfield High School.
Marlene was last employed at Wal-Mart as a cashier. Prior to that, she was employed for 15 years at Eaton Paper Company.
Marlene enjoyed reading, cards, and pampering her greyhounds, but what she loved most of all was spending time with her beloved grandson Lucas, and supporting her husband during his participation on the Friends of Bill W.
Her husband, of Ronald Francis Hammond, whom she married Nov. 23, 1957, died May 21, 2013. She was predeceased by her dear son, Ronald F. Hammond, Jr., who died Jan. 10, 2003.
She is survived by a grandson, Lucas Hammond of Adams; her loving family members and many friends.
She was the sister of the late Gertrude Baker, Evelyn Streeter, Gerald Ketchum and Henry Ketchum.
FUNERAL NOTICE: A funeral home service celebrating Marlene's life will take place on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at 10 a.m., celebrated by the Rev. William Furey. A calling hour will be held prior to the service beginning at 9 a.m. at DEVANNY-CONDRON FUNERAL HOME, 40 Maplewood Ave. Burial will follow in Pittsfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Marlene's memory to Greyhound Options Inc., in care of the funeral home.
Please visit www.devanny-condron.com to leave messages of condolence for the family.
Devanny Condron Funeral Home
40 Maplewood Avenue Pittsfield, MA 01201
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 16, 2013