Robert "Bob" Hamel
Robert William Hamel, of Suffield, passed away on December 29, 2017. He was born on January 23, 1916 in Springfield, MA. He is survived by his wife of 77 years, Evelyn Richter Hamel.
Robert graduated from the High School of Commerce. He retired, after 29 years, from Moore Drop Forging Co. where served as Vice President, Treasurer and Director. Robert was a past President of the Financial Executives, Treasurer and Director of the Springfield Boys Club, past President of the Suffield Emergency Aid Association, a Corporator of Hampden Saving Bank and a Trustee of Western New England College.
For over 65 years, he was a proud member of Masonic Lodge #28, Suffield Council #23 and Washington Chapter #30.
Robert is also survived by his daughter Janice Weiglein of Chico, CA, his son Bradford and his wife Ellyn of Addison, ME, granddaughters Jennifer Griggs and her husband Chad of Chico, CA, Aynsley Hamel Mask and her husband John of Timonium MD and 3 great-grandchildren. Robert was predeceased by grandsons Peter Weiglein and Skyler Hamel.
The family wishes to express their thanks to the staff of Suffield by the River, the aides of Chrisels's Affordable Care and the nurses of Vitas Health Care for the wonderful care he received.
The Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM at the Heritage Funeral Home, 1240 Mountain Road, West Suffield, CT. Calling Hours will be prior to the Funeral Service starting at 10:00AM. Burial will be Private in Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Suffield Emergency Aid Association or the Springfield Boys Club. Online condolences please visit: www.SuffieldFuneralHome.com