Nola M. (Skillings) Hamlin

November 6th, 2012

Nola M. (Skillings) Hamlin, aged 80, a resident of Wilmington, Massachusetts for 47 years, died on November 4, 2012 at Lahey Clinic in Burlington, Massachusetts.  She was the wife of the late Robert L. Hamlin, who died in 1991.  She was born in Harrison, Maine on August 5, 1932, a daughter of the late Harry S. and Olive M. Skillings.  She was a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts.   

She had a 12 year career as a teacher of music in elementary schools, as well as being a classroom teacher in the lower grades.  Subsequently, she was a nursery teacher at a cooperative school in Billerica, Massachusetts for a couple of years.  She then opened a cooperative in the Wilmington First Baptist Church.  Mrs. Hamlin was a member of the Wilmington First Baptist Church for many years and served on several church boards.   

Nola was the beloved wife of the late Robert L. Hamlin, loving mother of the late Therron Hamlin, dear sister of Connie Wayman of Beverly, cherished daughter of the late Harry and Olive Skillings, Nola is also survived by six nephews, three nieces, and several cousins.   

A memorial service for Nola will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Old South United Methodist Church, 6 Salem St., Reading.  Visiting hours will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 from 4-8 p.m. at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave., (Rt. 62), Wilmington.


3 Entries in Guest Book for “Nola M. (Skillings) Hamlin”

  1. Phil Bennett says:

    My deepest condolences to the Hamlin family. Nola, Bob and Therron will always hold a special place in my past and in my heart. I will and have missed you all. God Bless.

  2. Millie Bennett says:

    Think of just crossing a river;
    Stepping out safe on that shore,
    Sadness and suffering over;
    Dwelling with Christ evermore!

  3. Kevin Wayman says:

    Aunt Nola:
    The last of the Hamlin’s in our family tree, RIP – Bob, Therron, Joe, Edith, and now Nola. There is a story I wanted to share at her funeral service, but was too emotional. Years ago, we were at their place on Woods Pond and Nola asked if we wanted to play cards. So – Bob, Nola, Kathy (my wife), & I got a game of “Up & down the river” started. On the last hand Nola was winning by about 115 points, so I asked Bob (scorekeeper) how many books I would need to bid in order to beat Nola. Bob replied “seven” – so without looking at my cards I calmly said “put me down for seven”. Nola got upset and said “Kevin you haven’t even looked at your cards”, so I looked at them and told Bob to keep the seven – to which Nola thought I was joking and trying to mess her hand up. Needless to say, I got my seven and Nola missed her bid, so I won… :-) to which Nola kicked me under the table and threw her cards at me!!! Ha – Bob, Kathy & I couldn’t stop laughing, which just made Nola more upset… I can’t wait to get to heaven and play some more cards with Bob & Nola… love you guys – Kevin, Kathy, & Natasha Wayman

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