LACONIA — Gwendolyn C. (MacLennan) Hamel, RN, 90, of 406 Court St. and formerly of 25 Union Ave., Laconia, and 29 Gould Ave., Meredith, died at the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.
Mrs. Hamel was born Oct. 28, 1922, in Revere, Mass., the daughter of the late Donald C. and Mattie (McKeen) MacLennan.
Mrs. Hamel graduated from Plymouth High School in 1940 and from the Laconia Hospital School of Nursing in 1944. She worked as a registered nurse at the Laconia Hospital for several years on the obstetrics ward. She enlisted in the Army Nurse Corps during World War II where she attained the rank of lieutenant.
After her enlistment, she worked for the Laconia State School for 13 years until her retirement.
Mrs. Hamel was a longtime resident of the Lakes Region area. She was a member of the Calvary Bible Church, the 50-Plus Club, the Women's Christian Club and a member of the Alumni Association of the Laconia Hospital School of Nursing.
Mrs. Hamel loved sports, especially Little League baseball and high school football, yard sales, dance recitals, crafts, reading and listening to music.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Guy L. Hamel II and his wife, Kathleen Hamel, of Augusta, Maine; two daughters, Patricia Feeney of Gilford and
Kathy Hamel of Holderness; five grandchildren, Jason Dunn of Northfield, Jennifer Oldenberg of Thornton; Beth Osborne of Augusta, Maine, Guy Hamel of Florida and Lee Hamel of Augusta, Maine; nine great-grandchildren, Maya Hamel and Calleigh Hamel, both of Florida, Connor Osborne, Cameron Osborne and Colin Osborne, all of Maine, Trinity Dunn and Trent Dunn, both of Gilford and Turner Oldenberg and Libby Oldenberg, both of Thornton and several nephews and nieces.
In addition to her parents, Mrs. Hamel was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Lawrence "Bud" E. Hamel, and by her sister, Verna Hibbard.
The family would like to thank the staff at the Saint Francis Rehabilitation and Nursing Center for their care given to Mrs. Hamel.
There will be no calling hours.
A graveside service will be held at the family lot in South Road Cemetery, Belmont, on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at 1 p.m.
For those who wish, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Calvary Bible Church, PO Box 1, Meredith, NH 03253
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant St., Laconia, is assisting the family with the arrangements. For more
information and to view an online memorial go to www.wilkinsonbeane.com.