• Marie M. Hamel
    April 22,2013

    Marie M. Hamel

    Marie M. Hamel

    MONTPELIER — Marie M. Hamel, 77, of 34 George St., Montpelier, Vt., died Friday, April 19, 2013, with family by her side.

    A lifelong Vermonter, Marie was born to Glen and Marion Flint Metcalf on October 11, 1935, in Troy, Vt. She graduated from Plainfield High School in 1953 and studied nursing at Gifford Memorial Hospital. After graduating in 1956, she and her friends moved to New Haven, Conn., where she worked at Yale-New Haven Hospital until 1958 when she returned to Vermont and married Anson Hamel on July 12. They made homes and friends in Plainfield, Moretown and Montpelier.

    Her career in the medical field included working as a nurse at Goddard College and she was the first school nurse at U32 when it opened in 1971. She retired from the Vermont State Medical Society in 1995 after 15 years.

    She was predeceased by her husband, Anson, and her brothers, Charlie and Lee. She leaves behind her sister, Joan Metcalf, and brother Larry Metcalf; and her two daughters, Michelle Dickinson and her husband Paul, and Vallerie Morse and her husband Brian; along with her grandchildren, Betsy, Kim, Erica, Glen and Lauren.

    In her retirement, her hobbies included golf, volunteering at schools and hospitals, reading, enjoying her flower gardens and flower arranging, her cribbage league, crafting, genealogy, collecting antiques and paperweights, supporting the Vermont Mountaineers and enjoying a good time with her treasured friends.

    Some memorable moments for Marie include a cross-country road trip, a hole-in-one at the Montpelier Elks Golf Course, and just last month, pulling an all-nighter for the birth of her first great-grandchild, Benson.

    In lieu of calling hours, join the family to celebrate Marie at her home on Tuesday April 23, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Although Marie loved flowers, she would have been honored to have donations made in her name to benefit the “Patient Fund” at the National Life Cancer Center. Memorial donations can be sent to CVMC Cancer Center Donation, Community Relations and Development, PO Box 547, Barre, VT 05641.

    Those wishing to express online condolences may do so at http://www.guareandsons.com/.

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