Jeanine L. Hamel

In Memorial

1940 – 2012

Putnam – Jeanine L. “Aunt” Hamel, 72, of Ballou St., died Sunday, October 28, 2012 in Matulaitis Nursing Home. Born in Webster, MA, she was the daughter of the late Adelard and Muriel (Dumouchel) Hamel.

Mrs. Hamel worked as an order picker for Staples, at Day Kimball as an LPN, and for
Frito-Lay as a quality control inspector. She was the president of the Thompson Senior Citizens, and Chaplin of the Quinebaug VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed word searches and playing bingo.

Jeanine is survived by her daughter Michelle Rain and her fiancé Geoff McLewis of Pomfret Center, her loving sister Rachel Wajer and her husband of N. Grosvenordale; her grandchildren, Ethan Rain, and Kane McLewis; she was a special “Aunt” to many. She was predeceased by her son, the late Glen Rain.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Jeanine’s family from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, November 5, 2012 in the Valade Funeral Home, 23 Main St., N. Grosvenordale CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. in St. Joseph Church, 18 Main St., N. Grosvenordale. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Food Pantry, P.O. Box 897, North Grosvenordale, CT 06255. For memorial guestbook visit

Condolence Messages

  1. David Capaldo

    Mimi , Donna and I send our condolences to you and your family
    I had no idea she was failing so quickly , but she is in a good place now , if I can do anything , don’ t hesitate to ask.

  2. Stephanie Blachard

    I’m so sorry i know how painful this is for you just know your mom is in a better place(with my mom) now.Stay the strong girl you’ve always been i love ya ,see ya soon .

  3. Jane Ellison

    Dear Rachel and Family and Mimi and Family,

    So sorry about the loss of your loved one. She was a vital part of the senior group and carried out her duties as president with diligence and care. Take care and know you are thought of.

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