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Marie A. Hetzel
February 07, 2024


Marie A. Hetzel, 88 died February 7, 2024 at Courville Nursing Home following a brief illness.
She was born in Muscoda, WI., on December 10, 1935 the daughter of Alphons and Mabel (Viktora) Bomkamp.
She was a parishioner of St. Pius X Church. She was also part of a knitting group at the church. She was part of the exercise group for seniors at the Elliot Senior Center.
She and her husband enjoyed traveling, some of their excursions included Alaska, Hawaii, Greece, Germany and Bulgaria.
Marie and Bob were married and moved to Washington where they had three children. They moved back to Wisconsin where they had their next four children. Finally, in 1966, they settled in Manchester where they had their last child. Many summers were spent traveling back to Muscoda to visit family and friends.
Marie loved her family time with her children and grandchildren. On any given day there could be any number of grandchildren at her home, and she loved every single one of them.
Marie looked forward to her monthly lunches with her daughters and loved to indulge in a fancy cocktail.
She had a fun, playful side to her that when it came out, you were blessed to have been a part of it.
Marie was the epitome of the perfect homemaker. She made every holiday a memorable feast with her cooking and baking and passed on her sweet tooth.
Saint Marie, as she was affectionately known, was the heartbeat of her family and will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
Family members include her husband of 68 years, Robert L. Hetzel of Manchester, eight children; Debra Boutwell (Charles) of Manchester, Dennis Hetzel (Ann) of Candia, John Hetzel (Carol) of Manchester, Renee Christous (Steven) of Manchester, Pamela Giannakos of Muscoda, Alan Hetzel (Christine) of Barre VT., Randy Hetzel (Deborah) of Monroe, NC., Mark Hetzel (Donna) of Candia, many grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She also leaves six siblings, John Bomkamp, Virgil Bomkamp, Elizabeth Froh, Bernadette Jansen, Lauraine Hach and Rita Yankton.
She was predeceased by two brothers; Phillip and Clarence Bomkamp.
Calling hours will take place on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 5 to 7 pm at J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home, 110 Bridge St.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at 10 am in St. Pius X Church, Candia Rd.
Committal prayers will follow in St. Augustin Cemetery, South Beech St.
The family would like to thank the staff at Courville for the exceptional care they provided for Marie.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers the family requests friends and family to perform a random act of kindness.
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J. N. Boufford & Sons Funeral Home
110 Bridge Street
Manchester, NH 03101
603-625-6436 / 603-625-8234