ALLENSTOWN – Walter J. Hamel, 73, of, Allenstown, passed away suddenly on Sunday, September 24, 2017.
He was born on May 9, 1944 in Manchester, the son of the late John and Doris (Bolduc) McKenna.
Walter was educated in the local schools and later served his country in the United States Navy. Upon his separation from the Navy, he was employed doing food delivery services for the Concord School District for over 30 years. Walter enjoyed being outdoors and was a handyman.
Besides his parents, Walter was predeceased by his wife, Lorraine C. (Vezina) Hamel in 2016 and by his son Dana W. Hamel in February, 2017.
He is survived by his son, Scott D. Hamel of Allenstown, his sister, Judy Haseman and her husband Roy of Florida; grandchildren, Laura Michelle and Evan Joseph as well as his grand dog Diesel.
Calling Hours will be held on Thursday, September 28th from 4 to 7 P.M. in the Petit-Roan Funeral Home, 167 Main Street in Pembroke. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 2 Wall Street, #104, Manchester, NH 03101. To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit www.petitroan.com
Friday, September 29th, 5:30pm
Mark your calendar for the 3rd Annual James Massey Scholarship Fundraiser to take place on Saturday October 7th, 2017, from 1:00 – 8:00 pm. This event includes a BBQ, Corned Beef Dinner, some great raffle items, and a 50/50. Admission is $10.00 per person, and tickets can be purchased at the Post 21 Legion up until the event, or at the door.
All funds raised will go to the James Massey Scholarship fund which provides scholarships to students pursuing higher education in the fields of Veterinary Care, Criminal Justice, and/or Athletics.
James “Jim” Massey was a valued member of the Post 21 Family. He served as an US Army Military Police Officer, in NH Law Enforcement in Hampton and Hooksett, and as a NH State Police Highway Enforcement Officer. Jim was also an avid New England sports fan and an animal enthusiast.