In memory of
William Hamalainen Sr.
William Arthur Hamalainen Sr., 76 SANFORD, NC - William Arthur Hamalainen Sr., 76, of Sanford, NC passed away Thursday March 9th, 2017 at his residence. He was born on March 22, 1940 in Worcester, Massachusetts to Stephanie and Arthur Hamalainen. He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 59 years, Mary Margaret Hamalainen who died on July 1, 2016. He is survived by three daughters, Deborah Hamalainen (Linda), Margaret Peterson (Pete), and Stephanie Hamalainen; three sons, William Hamalainen Jr. (Karen), George Hamalainen (Marlene), and Douglas Hamalainen (Diana); three sisters, Helen Hamalainen, Margaret Hammons, and Stephanie Langelier (Danny); twelve grandchildren; and twenty three great-grandchildren. William enjoyed spending his time fishing saltwater and freshwater, working in his garden, and woodworking, but most of all he enjoyed being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial mass will be held on April 22nd at 4 PM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Worcester, Massachusetts. Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com Miller-Boles Funeral Home is serving the family.
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