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Virginia B. Hamel

November 17, 1921 July 6, 2011
Virginia B. Hamel
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Fairfield – Virginia B. Hamel, 89, a lifelong resident of this community passed away, Wednesday July 6, 2011, at the St. Albans Healthcare and Rehab Center following a long illness. Born on November 17, 1921, in North Fairfield, she was the daughter of the late, Harvey T. and Gladys (Abell) Bennett. She graduated from Burlington College and worked as a secretary for General Electric, later at the Immigration and Naturalization Service and at the Fairfield Town Clerk’s Office. Virginia was kind, generous and witty. She enjoyed working in her flower garden and loved animals. Survivors include her cousins in Waterville and her friends and neighbors Diane and Loren Tracy and their family; Richard and Kathleen Howrigan all of Fairfield and Madonna Vernal of St. Albans. In addition to her parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her cousin, Charlotte Lavalla. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Monday July 11, 2011, from 5 to 7 PM at the Heald Funeral Home, 87 South Main Street, St. Albans. A funeral service will be held on Monday July 11th at 7:00 PM in the Heald Chapel with Pastor Patrick Hoadley officiating. Interment will be in the Hamel family lot in North Fairfield Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Franklin County Humane Society, 30 Sunset Meadows, St. Albans, VT 05478. Private messages to the family and friends of Virginia are welcome at

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