Lawrence — Albert P. “Buddy” Hamel, Jr., 57, of Lawrence passed away unexpectedly Saturday at his home. He was born in Lawrence, raised in Methuen and was a graduate of Methuen High School.
Buddy worked for many years in his family’s business as a carpenter and also worked in the maintenance department at Merrimack College. He loved music, played the guitar and was a big football and hockey fan. He was known for his live for the beach and will be remembered for his great sense of humor and warm personality.
He was pre deceased by his mother, Carol (Smith) Hamel and his brother, Kenneth J. Hamel.
Buddy is survived by his father, Albert P. Hamel, Sr. of Methuen; his son, Matthew Hamel of Methuen; his daughters, Patricia and Stephanie Hamel both of Methuen and Jennifer Miminos and her husband Greg of Burlington; his brothers, Daniel A. Hamel and his partner Deborah Hamel of Methuen, David and his wife Colleen of Methuen, Charles Hamel of Methuen, Thomas Hamel of Methuen and Michael Hamel of Methuen, his sisters, Janyce Garcia and her husband Alex of TX, Lisa Hamel-Demers and her husband Glenn Demers of Hampstead, NH, Kelly and her husband David Hazlewood of Pelham, NH, Tracy and her husband David Busta of Methuen, Linda and her husband Robert Perrone of Methuen. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Funeral Mass on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM at St. Lucy’s Church 254 Merrimack St. Methuen. Burial will be in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, Lawrence. By the request of the family there will be no visiting hours. Arrangements by Cataudella Funeral Home 126 Pleasant Valley St. Methuen. For directions and online condolences please visit www.cataudellafh.com