Albert J. Hamel
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NEWMARKET - Albert J. Hamel, 81, died Dec. 29, 2012, at Exeter Hospital, after being stricken ill at his home.
Born Aug. 22, 1931, at the family farm in Newmarket, he was the son of Peter and Claire (Roy) Hamel. He was a lifelong resident of Newmarket and served in the U.S. Army.
Albert worked as a laborer and was a member of Local Union 976.
He was a communicant of St. Mary Church, Newmarket.
Albert was a Life Member of the NRA, and enjoyed hunting and camping. He was an accomplished wood carver, specializing in canes and walking sticks. He was a hiking and climbing enthusiast tackling all 4,000-footers in NH.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Lila (Dalrymple) Hamel; six children, Elaine Gourley and husband Michael, Paul Hamel and wife Deborah, Allen Hamel and wife Cynthia, Norman P. Hamel and his companion Deborah Beckmeyer, Theresa Jarosz and husband Jayson, Carol Meade and husband Jim; 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; seven siblings, Leo Hamel, Edward Hamel and wife Fern, Peter Hamel and wife Donna, Anna Lavallee, Lucille LeGault White and husband Bill, Evelyn Abbott and husband Dennis; Lorraine Miller; many nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law, Leo Filion. He was predeceased by a sister, Jeanne Filion.
Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, Jan. 3, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home, 77 Exeter St., Newmarket.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, Jan. 4, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Newmarket. Burial will be in the spring in Riverside Cemetery, Newmarket.
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Kent & Pelczar Funeral Home - Newmarket
77 Exeter Street (Route 108)
Newmarket, NH 03857
Published in Fosters from Jan. 2 to Jan. 5, 2013