Nell V. Hamlin
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Brownville - Nell V. Hamlin, 95, wife of the late Robert E. Hamlin, passed away January 27, 2020, at Mayo Regional Hospital, Dover-Foxcroft. Born in Ridgley, Tennessee, Nell was predeceased by her parents; brothers, Carey, Beans and Johnny; sisters, Martha and Mable; as well as brothers and sisters-in-law. She leaves many nieces and nephews who all loved Aunt Nell.
She moved to Milo Maine following her marriage to Bob. She arrived by train meeting her new in-laws (and half the town - all relatives) for the first time as she waited for Bob to return from England during the war. An example of the strength and determination she showed all her life.
They eventually moved to Millinocket where she was active in the Congregational Church, worked for Sears and kept a warm and nourishing home for her two children and Bob. A lovely old house in Brownville called them there where she lovingly redecorated and restored its many rooms and joined Bob and many friends trekking all over the countryside on their snowmobiles. They found a new and loving church home at the Brownville Community Church, forming many life-long friendships and connections to the community.
Failing eyesight necessitated a move to Quarry Pines in Brownville. Their final home there became a much enjoyed and appreciated spot. Freed from the need to keep up a multi-room house and worry about upkeep, she settled in to the warm and cozy apartment, cuddled with Penny the cat and enjoyed many suppers with Brian and Jeanne, in addition to Sunday night pizza and beer with Jan, George, Brian and Jeanne, visits with the Maine grand and great-grandkids and calls from those living out of the state. She will be missed.
She is survived by a son, Brian Hamlin and his wife, Jeanne (Treworgy) of Brownville; a daughter, Janice Barton and her husband, George, of Dover-Foxcroft; seven grandchildren, Kim Haffenreffer, Casey Hamlin and partner, Shawn Getchell, Tucker Hamlin and wife, Kelly, Darcy Barton and husband, Bob, Erin Edging and husband, Mike, Sarah Johnson and husband, Shawn, Tom Barton and wife, Jenn; and 19 great-grandchildren.
Per Nell's wishes, an informal gathering of family and friends to remember her will be held at the Brownville Community Church on Saturday, February 8, at 2:00PM. Graveside services will be held in the spring at the family lot in Evergreen Cemetery, Milo. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be expressed at
Published on January 28, 2020


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Karen Blodgett Baker
Feb 11, 2020
Nell and Bob were wonderful friends of my parents and some of the first friends when Mum and Dad moved to Brownville. We sure enjoyed snowmobiling with them. So sorry for you loss.
Marie McSwine
Feb 01, 2020
Nell and Bob are two people that touched my soul. Their genuine love for each other, family and friends was so apparent. I enjoyed having them to dinners at our place. Bob was always good for a joke! And when he asked you how you doing kid you knew he cared. Nell was his gentle quiet sidekick but yet much more. She to had a genuine loving heart. I am blessed to have known them. I will cherish my memories always. May her family find comfort knowing Nell is with Bob in our Heavenly Fathers Arms. Rest In Peace my beautiful friend.
Janet Faye
Jan 29, 2020
I so enjoyed my visit to Maine and the camp. Such a loving and caring lady. Uncle Bob was still a jokester. Aunt Nell you will always be in my heart. Prayers of comfort and peace to the family. Love you all....
Jeanne Hamlin
Jan 29, 2020
She was quite a lady. We will all miss her so much.