Roger H. Hamlin of N. Chelmsford


Roger H. Hamlin, 81, of N. Chelmsford died surrounded by his loving family at his home on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

He was married to Marilyn Hamlin with whom he celebrated their sixty second wedding anniversary on April 26, 2018.

Born in Cambridge, he was the son of the late Henry and Marjorie Hamlin.   He graduated from Ridge Technical High School in Cambridge with the class of 1956.

Roger retired from the Chelmsford Public Schools in 2004 after seventeen years of dedicated service as the custodian at the South Row School.

He was a member of the Lowell First Church of the Nazarene.

Roger was a proud fifty year resident of N. Chelmsford. He was an avid sports fan. Roger enjoyed gardening and going to the beach. His greatest joy was spending time with his family.

Besides his wife he is survived by his son, Mark and his wife, Joyce Hamlin of Lowell; daughter, Cheryl and her husband, Daniel Patterson of Lowell; sister, Pauline Hamlin of Porter, ME; grandchildren, Melinda Patterson, Jonathan and his wife, Kimberly Patterson, David and his wife, Heather Scalera and Amy Scalera; seven great grandchildren and many nieces

Memorial Service Wed. at 10A.M. at the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD. Memorials may be made in his name to the Lowell First Church of the Nazarene, c/o Mary-Martha Ministry, 1195 Varnum Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854. ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041. Guestbook at



August 15, 2018
10:00 AM
Dolan Funeral Home 106 Middlesex St. Chelmsford MA 01863
  1. Meredith (Firth) Russell says:

    To the Hamlin family – So sad to hear the news of Roger. What a kind and sweet man. My last encounter with him was bumping into him and Marilyn at the store. He had heard the news of the passing of my Mom and was comforting and hugging me as he was tearing up. His kindness was touching and I knew he had cherished memories of our families in younger days. Please accept my deepest sympathy and my prayers as you grieve and heal. God bless you all.

  2. Brenda Sousa Greenwood says:

    Dear Marilyn, Mark and Cheryl:

    I have such wonderful memories of Mr Hamlin over the years. They began many years ago at Immanuel Baptist Church during my “Pioneer Girl” days and more recently just bumping into Marilyn and Roger at the grocery store. Every time I saw Roger he always remembered my name, always had a smile and a hug for me, always asked about my folks and about me and John. Such a wonderful guy!

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this very sad and difficult time.

    Love, Brenda

  3. Linda Lis says:

    Cheryl, Mrs. Hamlin, Mark and family, I warmest of thoughts and prayers of peace and comfort are with you at this difficult time. I will always remember Mr. Hamlin’s smile through all our Pioneer Girl events so many years ago. God Bless! Linda Lis

  4. Liz Stanton says:


    So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Liz Stanton

  5. Virginia Sheppard says:

    Thoughts and prays with you all. God Bless.

  6. Mark Metcalfe says:

    I will miss his humor, the twinkle in his eyes and broad smile. Deeply sorry for your loss; a true and loving family man. God bless you all. We weep with you.

  7. Denise Denver says:

    So very sorry for your loss.

  8. Kathy Hayes says:

    Hi Mark and Joyce
    I’m very sorry for your loss Unfortunately I’ll be out of town for the service but my thoughts will be with you and your family

  9. Ken Stanford says:

    So sorry to hear, rejoicing that he is with the Lord, grateful for the joys of our friendship & support of his prayers while we served in ministry, praying with great love. Ken & Jacki

  10. John Reilly says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, love John and Debbie

  11. Hannah Douglas says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of loss and Roger’s passing. Certainly thoughts of Roger are “A life well lived dedicated to God and family.”

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