Reo N. Hamel

Reo N. Hamel
longtime resident of Acton; 69

ACTON -- Reo N. Hamel, 69, a longtime resident of Acton, died Friday, September 20, 2013 at Lahey Clinic Medical Center in Burlington. He was the beloved husband of Joy (Cejka) Hamel, to whom he was married for 43 years.

He was born in Lowell on December 11, 1943, and was a son of the late Wilfrid E. and Stella (Vadeboncoeur) Hamel. He was a graduate of Lowell High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Merrimack College in North Andover.

Reo's greatest joy in life came from spending time in the company of his loving family.

He spent his career in the human resource field, training and guiding people on finding the right career for themselves. His love of people was evident to everyone he encountered.

Reo was a longtime active member of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Acton.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Tom Hamel and his wife Jane of Medford; his daughter, Beth Smith and her husband Greg of Westford; six grandchildren, Jaeda, Lucas, and Sydney Hamel, and Jackson, Adrienne, and Joseph Smith; a brother, Victor Hamel and his wife Cheryl of Lowell; a sister, Vicki Provencher and her husband Claude of Nashua, NH; and many nieces and nephews.

HAMEL -- A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday at 10 o'clock at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 164 Newtown Rd., Acton, MA 01720. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Reo's name to the Church of the Good Shepherd. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen Street, CHELMSFORD. Funeral Director, Paul A. Hardy, Jr. For online condolences, visit BLAKEFUNERALHOME.COM.

Funeral Home

Blake Funeral Home
24 Worthen Street Chelmsford, MA 01824
(978) 256-5251

Published in Lowell Sun on Sept. 24, 2013