Nancy T. (Hamel) Rothwell

Nancy T. (Hamel) Rothwell, 71, of Mattapoisett died Tuesday November 5, 2013 at St. Luke’s Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in New Bedford, the daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Henriques) Hamel, she lived in New Bedford and Mattapoisett for most of her life.

Mrs. Rothwell was formerly employed as a secretary and factory worker for Titleist.

Nancy was an Elvis Presley fanatic. She was an avid football fan and loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by three children, Alieta-Marie Lynch of Branford, CT, Dori-Ann Rothwell of Gulfport, MS, and Benjamin Rothwell of Poughkeepsie, NY; a foster son, Frederick William “Freddie Boy” Rothwell III of New Bedford; a brother, Joseph Hamel of Wareham; a sister, Diane Hamel of Acushnet; and six grandchildren.

Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday Nov. 8th at 10 AM at St. Anthony’s Church, Mattapoisett. Burial will follow in Cushing Cemetery. Visiting hours will be on Thursday from 4-7 PM at the Saunders-Dwyer Mattapoisett Home for Funerals, 50 County Rd., Route 6, Mattapoisett. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675, or Southcoast Cancer Center, 208 Mill Rd., Fairhaven, MA 02719. For directions and guestbook, please visit

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