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Maria Daly (Hammel) - Class Of 1972 VIEW PROFILE

Maria Daly (Hammel)


Mary Hammel of Delphi passed away on Friday, March 16, 2012 at 7:01 a.m. at St. Elizabeth East in Lafayette. Mary was born on March 1, 1953 in Lafayette to the late Adolph and Frances (Lyseko) Oesterlein. She was a graduate of Delphi High School. She married Jack L. Hammel on Nov. 23, 1976 in Delphi and he survives. Mary was a homemaker and an artist. She loved flower gardening, feeding and watching her hummingbirds and enjoyed nature.

Along with her husband, Jack, she is survived by a daughter Kimberly Daly Hitze (husband Neil) of Lafayette, and son; Christopher Daly of Delphi; 3 stepchildren, Elaina Jacot and John Hammel of Delphi, Michael Hammel of Indiana, sisters; Erika Engli of Tucson, AZ and Veronika Ponce (husband Marcos) of North Manchester and a niece; Laura Engli Olsen (husband Rob) of Chandler, AZ. She was preceded by her parents and brother-in-law, Frank Engli.

A private family graveside service will be held at Masonic Cemetery on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. with Father Donald Eder officiating. Family and friends will gather from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the home of Mike and Marie Clawson at 222 W. Franklin St., Delphi to celebrate her life.

Memorial Contribution in her memory may be made to the Loving Heart Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 4017, Lafayette, IN 47903. Online Condolences may be made at


Published in the Journal & Courier on March 20, 2012


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