Blanche C. Hamel


1914 – 2014

LEWISTON — Blanche C. Hamel, 100, formerly of Roak Block, 156 Main St., Auburn, died Sunday, Oct. 26, at Montello Manor.

She was born in Wilton on March 13, 1914, a daughter of the late Joseph and Nellie Yebas Chorzempa. She was educated in Wilton schools and was employed in the spinning room at Bates Manufacturing in Lewiston, until her retirement in 1976.

She was a member of the former St. Patrick’s Church, and was an avid reader and enjoyed walking.

Blanche is survived by two daughters, Lorraine Friese of Fort Worth, Texas, and Patricia Perron of Virginia Beach, Va.; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Stella Campbell, of Orlando, Fla.

She was predeceased by a sister, Caroline Collins; and a brother, Louis Chorzempa.


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