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Father Joseph L. Hamel

in Lawrence, son of the late Joseph and Yvonne Hamel, in a family of 10 siblings. He attended St. Anne’s Grammar School and graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1957. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Christian Religious Studies from Empire State College in New York and a master’s degree in Christian Heritage from Maryknoll Seminary, Ossining, NY, in 1985. Father Hamel first served as a Maryknoll

Brother, taking his first oath on June 29, 1959, with the religious name of Brother Pierre. He was assigned to St. Joseph’s Training Institute at Maryknoll, NY in 1959, and then went on to the Maryknoll Junior Seminary in Chesterfield, MO. Next he was assigned to the Maryknoll Japanese

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Father Joseph L. Hamel, 72, Maryknoll Missioner to Peru and Japan, formerly of Lawrence, MA, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2012, at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Valhalla, NY. He was a Maryknoll missioner for 51 years. Father Hamel was born on July 22, 1939,

Mission in Los Angeles, CA, to begin his duties with parish youth. He provided pastoral work with the CYO, youth retreats, volleyball, drama coach, and was a physical education instructor. He also drove the school bus for the children and supervised maintenance for the parish. He took his Perpetual Oath on June 20, 1965. After one year of Spanish language studies at the Maryknoll Language Institute in Cochabamba, Bolivia, Brother Pierre was assigned to Peru to teach English to high school students in the parish of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Lima. In April 1974, he went to the Altiplano of Peru to serve in the parish of St. John in Acora. He returned to the Cochabamba Language School one year later to study the Aymara language. Brother Pierre again was assigned to Peru in 1975 for pastoral work in the parish of St. Michael in Llave and then at the Catechist Formation Center in the town of Chucuito. He conducted an in-depth study of catechist and permanent deacon formation, visiting formation centers in Peru, Bolivia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico and the United States. In 1979, he was assigned to lead the Coordinating Committee of Formation for Catechists for the Prelature of Juli, and started a mobile team for the training of local lay leaders.

Brother, Father Hamel was ordained a priest on June 8, 1985. He returned to his work in Peru among the Aymara people of the Altiplano, serving as pastor of Huancane Parish in the Prelature of Juli. In 1997, Father Hamel was assigned to Japan to

work among Latin American immigrants. In 1999, after two years of language study, Father Hamel worked in Tsu, in the diocese of Kyoto, with the Japanese Christian community and also ministered to the migrants of Mie-Ken. In 2001 he was appointed Second Assistant Regional Superior of Maryknoll’s Japan Region, and then to First Assistant. He spoke six languages. Those blessed enough to know him, could not help but love him. In September 2011, Father Hamel moved from his special community in Japan to his final earthly home at Maryknoll’s St. Teresa’s Residence in Ossining.

April 13: Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group, Lowell, MA. Following the enormous success of ABC’s Whose Line Is It Anyway? Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, two stars of the Emmy nominated series, have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy. Using their quick wit, Mochrie and Sherwood take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes. Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun. Admission fee. Lowell Memorial Auditorium. (978) 454-2299; April 13-15: Patriots’ Day Celebration, Ogunquit, ME. Historical characters offer insights into the past at reenactments throughout the weekend, plus a treasure hunt and a slew of fun activities for all at various downtown locations. (207) 646-2939; April 13-15: Made in NH Expo, Manchester, NH. The Expo will celebrate its 17th year, delivering unique locally produced products and services to thousands of Expo attendees and hundreds of distributors and retailers throughout New England. The event celebrates and elevates NH businesses and encourages consumers to purchase locally made goods and services. The most popular aspect of this Expo is the “Try It & Buy It” theme. Attendees are able to sample and buy products from both new exhibitors and many returning favorites. On display will be a variety of products from fine woodworking, jewelry, books by local authors, home décor items, accessories for people and pets, and bath and body products. Some of the food items offered at the Expo include beautifully decorated cupcakes, gourmet popcorn and marshmallows, barbecue and hot sauces, herb mixes, locally produced meats, and more. Admission fee. Radisson Hotel/Center of NH. 603) 626-6354,, Facebook at April 14: Family Concert, Nashua, NH. The Nashua Chamber Orchestra features a solo by young violinist Francesca Bass, who brought down the house at the


orchestra’s February concerts. Other youth soloists who will perform include Kevin Chen, piano, and Matthew O’Dowd, Rebecca O’Dowd, and Sage Wesenberg, violin. Works by Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi, Grieg, and other composers are on the program. Free. 3 p.m. Music/Art/Media Wing, Nashua Public Library. (603) 589-4600; www. April 15: Scrap Arts Music, Barre, VT. Need convincing that recycling can be fun, creative, and best of all, tuneful? Then don’t miss this show featuring the innovative percussion theater of five hyperkinetic musicians who play instruments crafted from salvaged items. Barre Opera House. (802) 476- 8188; April 15: Annual Model Train Show, Hooksett, NH. The Hooksett Lions Club event, where proceeds go to support local charities, will feature model train layouts of all scales, over 60 vendors, train collecting clinics, videos, white elephant sales, raffles and food provided in our version of the Dining car. There will be hands on programs for kids and many other activities. Admission fee. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cawley Middle School, White Hall Road. (603) 485 5021. April 15: Spring Doll & Teddy Bear Show, Whitman, MA. You’ll find more than 40 tables of antique, collectible, and modern wares. Enter the raffle; then grab a bite at the Doll House Café. Knight of Columbus Hall. (781) 447-6079. April 17: Monadnock Tales, Jaffrey, NH. Mount Monadnock, the most climbed mountain in the world, is a New Hampshire state icon, a natural wonder, and the source of inspiration for poets, musicians, and artists. The lore and legend of the mountain lends it a distinct personality that is the subject of both this program and the poem “Monadnock Tales” written by Edie Clark in collaboration with composer Larry Siegel. 7 p.m. United Church of Jaffrey (Parish Hall), 54 Main St. (603) 532-7263. April 19: The Intimate Garden, Bedford, NH. Bedford High School hosts a lecture by renowned horticultural designer and author Gordon Hayward, offering tips to keep your garden looking sharp in all


seasons based on universal design principles. (603) 488-5001; April 21: Genealogy Workshop, Nashua, NH. In April, the U.S. Census Bureau will post data from the 1940 census online for the first time. Genealogists, whether professional or amateur, eagerly await the release. Find out how to use the data to find your ancestors (and perhaps yourself). Laura Prescott, who worked for the New England Historic Genealogical Society for seven year, will conduct the workshop. 10: a.m. Nashua Public Library, 2 Court St. (603) 589-4610; directions.htm. April 21-22: Spring Shower of Quilts, Southbury, CT. The Connecticut Piecemakers Quilt Guild offers an expansive show featuring appraisals, demonstrations, exhibits, a raffle, and more. Crowne Plaza. April 21-29: Science Festival, Cambridge, MA. A celebration of science, technology and engineering with more than 200 events at various locations across the city. Take in lectures, ,performances, family activities, exhibits, tours, debates, and more. (617) 324-4379; cambridgesciencefestival. org.


April 27-29: Daffodil Festival Weekend, Nantucket, MA. More than 3 million blooms awaken across the island in spring, and the residents celebrate with an antique car parade, tailgate picnic, daffodil show, dog parade, and more. (508) 228- 1700; nantucketchamber. org.

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His experience with the Aymara people moved Brother Pierre. He had always wanted to become a priest since he was a young child, and in 1982, he returned to the United States to begin his studies for the priesthood. After celebrating 26 years as a Maryknoll

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Father Joe was recently predeceased by his

younger brother, Richard, for whom he celebrated the Funeral Mass in February. He is survived by five brothers and their spouses, twin brother Albert and Joan of Salem, Roland of Salem, Raymond of Suncook, Paul and Jaqi of Lawrence, Roger and Jane of Newton; three sisters, Yvette Richards and John of Holbrook, MA, Doris Alakel and Michael of Palmdale, CA, and Therese Waggett of Pembroke, MA; sister-in-law, Catherine Hamel of Litchfield; stepmother, Rita Hamel; and several stepsisters and brother. He also leaves his many beloved nieces and nephews. Their Uncle Joe remained close to them and each one very special to him. Funeral services were celebrated at Queen of Apostles Chapel at Maryknoll Center, Ossining, NY with Christian burial at Maryknoll Society Cemetery.

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A local Memorial Mass will be held at St.

Francis of Assisi Church, 9 St. Francis Way, Litchfield, on Saturday, April 14, at 11 a.m. Memorial donations in Father Joseph Hamel’s name may be made to the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545.

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Public Meeting April 25, 2012

The Town of Hudson Planning Board will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in the “Community Development Conference Room” at Town Hall. The following items will be on the agenda:



A. Fairview Nursing Home LLA Map 216/Lots 1 & 2 SB# 02-12

203 & 205 Lowell Road

Purpose of plan: Lot Line Adjustment between lots 1 & 2 to facilitate the proposed site plan, also prepared by this office. (Approved by the Planning Board on 05/11/11) Request for one- year extension. Application Acceptance & Hearing.

B. Fairview Nursing Home (Expansion) Map 216/Lots 1 & 2 SP# 02-12

203 & 205 Lowell Road

Purpose of plan: To construct an expansion to the existing Fairview Nursing Home facility to include 31 additional beds, and a new facility (23,000 square foot footprint). The proposed new facility will consist of a three-story building, which will include 73 units of assisted living and ancillary facility space. (Approved by the Planning Board on 05/11/11) Request for one-year extension. Application Acceptance and Hearing.



SP# 01-12

Map 105/Lot 8 Derry Road

Purpose of plan: a) Change of use from consignment center to 3,900 sq. ft. restaurant and lounge. b) Stand-alone 6,000 sq. ft. retail building, and c) stand alone 5,000 sq. ft. general automotive repair. Application Acceptance and Hearing.


All plans and applications are available for review in the Planning Office. Comments may be submitted in writing until 10:00 a.m. on the Tuesday prior to the day of the meeting.

The public is invited to attend.

John M. Cashell Town Planner

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