T. Louis "Bud"'s Story
T. Louis “Bud” Hamelin peacefully passed away Tuesday, December 27, at the Baker Katz Nursing Facility. Bud was born January 21, 1924, in Georgetown to Karl and Elsie (Rockwood) Hamelin. He was husband to the late Florence (Mello) Hamelin, with whom he celebrated over 62 years of marriage. He is survived by his son, Thomas and his wife, Jill (Hunkins) Hamelin; grandchildren, Travis and his wife, Aimee (Cole) Hamelin, Jacob Hamelin, Jameson Hamelin and Tricia Hamelin; and great-granddaughter, Sophia Grace Cassille.
He graduated from Perley High School in Georgetown and Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston and served in the U.S. Navy in the Asiatic/Pacific Theatre during WWII as a radioman. Bud retired from Harris Graphics Corporation as New England/Eastern Canadian sales manager. He was a trustee and former president/chairman for the Georgetown Savings Bank, a member of the First Congregational Church, and a former Boy Scout Assistant Scout Master. He also served on the Finance and Advisory Committees for the town of Georgetown, a trustee of the Harmony Cemetery, a trustee of the Perley Free School Fund, a charter president and “Life Member” of the Georgetown Kiwanis Club, a member of the Book Binder Guild of New England, the Boston Club of Printing House Craftsmen, and the Maine Graphics Arts Association.
Bud also leaves a brother, Donald and his wife, Jean; and sisters-in-law, Margaret (Mello) Phillips and her husband, Frank and Susan (Minott) Mello; and several nieces and nephews. He was brother to the late Marion (Hamelin) Tapin and brother-in-law to the late J. Barry Mello.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. The family gives thanks to the CNAs who helped Bud over the years and the staff of Baker Katz for caring and loving Bud in his last years and especially for being supportive to the family in his last days.
As per Bud’s request there will be no visiting hours and burial will be private. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 21, at the First Congregational Church, 7 Andover Street, Georgetown at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Georgetown Kiwanis Club, P.O. Box 5, Georgetown, MA 01833 or First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 200, Georgetown, MA 01833. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Conte-Giamberardino Funeral Home, 14 Pleasant Street, Georgetown.
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Published on  January 2, 2017