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Eleanor L. (Hammer) Hamel

January 15, 1924 ~ February 19, 2019 (age 95)

Eleanor L. Hamel, age 95 of Massillon, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019. She was born January 15, 1924, in Massillon the daughter of the late William and Mary (Gass) Hammer.
Eleanor retired in 1985.  She was Vice President and Secretary of their family business, the Community Store where she worked for 20 years. She was a lifetime member of St. Barbara Catholic Church  and former member of St. Barbara Ladies Guild.  She had been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.  She enjoyed traveling and wintering in St. Thomas, USVI, Florida, and Georgia for many years. Eleanor is survived by her husband of 72 years, James R. Hamel, daughters  and sons-in-law, Jane and Robert Egan and Joan and Ralph Leidy; son, James R. Hamel II and son and daughter-in-law Joseph and Sondra Hamel; twelve grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 11 A.M. at St. Barbara Catholic Church, 2813 Lincoln Way N.W., Massillon, Ohio  44647. Calling hours will be held prior to the service beginning at 10 A.M. at the church. Burial to follow the service at St. Barbara Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Barbara Debt Reduction Fund. 

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Donations may be made to:

St. Barbara Catholic Church
2813 Lincoln Way W., Massillon, OH 44647,

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