Marjorie Hamer

Obituary of Marjorie H. Hamer

HAMER, Marjorie Jane (Hadley). Marjorie “Marge” Hamer died peacefully at her home of nearly 67 years on Friday, February 11 after a long illness. She was born on December 27, 1921 daughter of Walter and Julia (Urbansky) Hadley. A member of the GHS class of 1939, “Moddy” Hadley was a gifted athlete and, if born 50 years later, would undoubtedly have been a standout for UConn Huskies women’s basketball. In 1943, she married the love of her life, Frank while he was enlisted in the US Army. She gave up a career as an office manager and bookkeeper when they started their family, and later applied those skills in part-time positions.  She was an avid sports fan and a worthy competitor who loved and excelled at duckpin bowling and golf, which she enjoyed into her early 80s, achieving a “hole-in-one” at the age of 80 on the 5th hole at Minnechaug Golf Course. In retirement, she and Frank stayed busy as volunteers for the Red Cross bloodmobiles, delivering Meals On Wheels and offering rides for FISH. She served as the volunteer bookkeeper at son Don’s law office, and gave generously of her time as emergency and after-school day care provider for her grandchildren.  At the Glastonbury Senior Center, she was all business around the weekly pinochle and setback tables and never missed Friday afternoon bingo. She developed many dear relationships with the staff and fellow seniors over the years.

Marge was predeceased by her beloved husband of 60 years, Frank L. Hamer and her grandson Eric Amenabar. She leaves to mourn her loss her son Donald Hamer and his wife, Deborah of Glastonbury and her daughter Janet Amenabar and her husband, George of Clermont, FL; grandchildren George Amenabar and his wife Courtney of Woodstock, CT; Katie Hamer of Washington, D.C. and Frank Hamer of West Hartford, CT; and great grandchildren George Amenabar and Henry Amenabar of Woodstock, CT. She also leaves behind special family friend The Rev. Linda Spiers of Collinsville, CT and her youngest sister, Marilyn Toomey, of Meriden, CT, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Special thanks go to Elaine and Lydia of Panda Home Care, her caregivers who made it possible for her to remain in the home she loved to her dying day. Special thanks also go to Norma, Theresa and the staff at the Senior Center for their continued outreach during the pandemic.

The family of Marjorie H. Hamer will honor her memory with a Celebration of Life on Thursday, May 26 at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 2584 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT. Visitation at 10 a.m., service at 10:30 a.m. All are invited to a reception in St. James’ Parish Hall immediately following the service, with interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Trinity Academy, 120 Sigourney Street, Hartford, CT 06105 or to the Glastonbury Senior Center, 300 Welles St., Glastonbury, CT 06033.Memorial contributions in Marge’s memory may be made to Trinity Academy, 120 Sigourney Street, Hartford, CT 06105, or to the Glastonbury Senior Center, 300 Welles St., Glastonbury, CT 06033. For online condolences, please visit

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