Funeral Thursday For Arthur and Eleanor Hamel

Eleanor and Arthur Hamel loving parents until the very end will be forever missed.

Eleanor (Robey) Hamel, died suddenly and peacefully on the morning of June 7, 2016, after 63 years as a devoted and fun loving mother and wife.

Arthur Hamel, died suddenly about 24 hours after his beloved wife Eleanor, contemplating life without his bride. Arthur was Eleanor’s care giver when she needed it the most.

Eleanor was born in Roxbury, to John and Mazie (Eagan) Robey on July 26, 1933.

After high school, she worked as a candy striper helping injured soldiers returning home from the Korean War. She was a great dancer and could sing and whistle like a bird. She loved gardening and homemaking.

Arthur was born in Bridgeport, CT to Frank and Veronica (Vaillencourt) Hamel on March 7, 1934. He went to Framingham High, and shortly thereafter joined the U.S. Army in support of the War in Korea. Upon returning to the states Arthur earned the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Following his discharge from the Army, he used the GI Bill to fund his efforts in the field of Aviation at what was the prestigious Eastern Tech School. Following graduation as a Master Aero-Nautical Technician he went to work for Pratt & Whitney Aviation. Arthur then went after greener pastures at Northeast Airlines as an airplane mechanic and was promoted to Production Planner after a few years.
In 1971 Northeast merged with Delta Airlines and he along with Eleanor took the family south to Atlanta, GA where he worked will his retirement in 1990. Arthur found success as a real-estate broker. Along the way renting Apartments in MA and later buying and selling condos on the Gulf Coast Area of Florida.

Arthur and Eleanor are survived by their children, David Hamel and his wife Janice, Alan Hamel, Susan Hamel Demelia; their grandchildren, Kelsey Lee Hamel, Jessi Kraus, Eric Arthur Demelia; and their siblings Thomas and Jacki Hamel, Rita Black, and Mike and Irene Ruppert.

They are the parents of the late Sandy Blease and the siblings of the late Warren Hamel, Francis Hamel, Daniel Robey, Alton Robey and Marilyn Rowell.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend their funeral on Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m., in St. Stephen Church, 251 Concord Street, in Framingham. Burial will follow in St. Stephen Cemetery, Framingham

Visiting hours at the Norton Funeral Home, 53 Beech St, in Framingham will be Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Jimmy Fund, 10 Brookline Place, 6th Floor, Brookline, MA 02445 or the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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