Obituary: Nancy Lee Hamelin Smith, 78, of Loganville

Nancy Lee Hamelin Smith, age 78 of Loganville, GA, passed away December 29, 2019. Nancy was preceded in death by her siblings, Joan Hamelin, Patricia Loring, Joseph ‘Ted’ Hamelin, and Carolyn Cross. Nancy is survived by her partner, Michael Pizzo; brother, Robert (Sharon) Hamelin; children, Nadirah Sahar, Melanie (Robert) Darby, Melisa (Terry) Arnold, and Matthew Smith; grandchildren, Sara Aslagson-Sahar, Michael Arnold, Gwendolyn Darby, and Gideon Darby; as well as loving nephews and nieces.

Nancy was born on May 27, 1941 in Laconia, New Hampshire. She lived much of her life in Manchester, Connecticut but moved to Loganville, Georgia in 2011 to be closer to her grandchildren. Nancy worked primarily in healthcare before retiring. She liked reading, gardening, and traveling. She enjoyed watching sports. She was a huge fan of the University of Connecticut’s Women’s basketball team and the New England Patriots. She was a talented colorist and photographer. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them. She particularly loved her role as Nana. She had a sharp wit and loved to laugh, especially with her life partner Mike.

A celebration of her life will take place May 2020. The specific date will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/.

Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.wagesfuneralhome.com. Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, LLC, A Family Company, 3705 Highway 78 West, Snellville, GA 30039 (770-979-3200) has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Reposted courtesy of Wages Funeral Home.

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