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Inez Bellamy Hazel

Inez Bellamy Hazel, age 93, passed away on October 15, 2013. She was born in 1920 to Josiah and Bertha Bellamy of New York City. She was predeceased by her older brother Athelstan A. Bellamy. Inez and husband Frank have been residents of Lexington for over 50 years. Inez loved math from her earliest years. She attended Hunter College High School and graduated from Hunter College with a major in Mathematics and minor in Physics. She was an early member of the Society of Women Engineers. Inez had a long and distinguished career as a computer programmer and systems analyst, holding senior positions at Lincoln Lab where she worked on Whirlwind, the first electronic computer; at MITRE on the Sage Air Defense System; at the Harvard Computing Center for 15 years; and then at MIT where she retired at age 70. Inez, affectionately known as Bambi, had a lively personality, wonderful sense of humor, generous spirit, quiet elegance, and keen sense of justice. She loved research and always amazed family and friends by championing ideas that were ahead of their time. Her love of music brought her much joy. Inez is survived by her husband of 70 years Frank Hazel, younger brother Rober t O. S. Bellamy; daughters Doreen, Karen, and Lauren, and their families. She was beloved Granny to 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, numerous loving nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, December 14, at 2:30pm, at Grace Episcopal Church, 160 High Street, Medford, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Inez's name may be made to the .


Published in The Lexington Minuteman from Nov. 5 to Nov. 12, 2013
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