Richard J. Hamel, 79

Richard Hamel

Richard Hamel

SANFORD — Richard J. Hamel, 79, of Sanford, died on Monday, Aug. 3, 2015, at home after a lengthy illness.

A loving father and husband, he will be dearly missed. He worked for many years at Vishay Sprague in Sanford.

Richard was a communicant of the St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish Holy Family Church in Sanford.

Surviors include his wife of 50 years, Marie Ann (Gauvreau) Hamel; daughters, Doris Lynch of Norway and Michelle O’Kane of Naples; son, Patrick R. Hamel of Alfred; seven grandchildren and a great-grandson; two sisters, Julia Carpentier and Rose Carpentier; also, many loved ones.

Richard was predeceased by his parents, Louis and Olivia (Fillion) Hamel; and two siblings, George Hamel and Patrick Hamel.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish Holy Family Church in Sanford, immediately followed by a burial at Notre Dame Cemetery in Springvale.

Services are under the direction of Black Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, Sanford-Springvale. Condolences may be expressed at

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Catholic Charities, P.O. Box 10660, Portland, ME 04104 or Maine Wildlife Park, 56 Game Farm Rd., Gray, ME 04039.

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