Obituary of Hazel E. Wool

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Hazel E. Wool, 94, of Great Barrington died Thursday April 23, 2020 at Fairview Commons in Great Barrington. Hazel was born in Great Barrington on August 3, 1925 daughter to Frank Jr. and Elsie (Zaske) Gorham. She was a graduate of the former Searles High School class of 1943. She worked as a telephone operator then as a homemaker taking care of her family. Hazel was a member of the First Congregational Church in Great Barrington and enjoyed spending time with her family. Hazel’s husband Joseph Wool Sr. predeceased her on April 8, 1993. Hazel is survived by one son, Joseph Wool Jr. and his wife Suzanne of Great Barrington, three daughters, Gail Slavinski and husband Jamie of Great Barrington, Joanne Koivisto of AZ and husband Henry and Ruth Ellen Parmalee and husband Dennis of Naples FL, six grandchildren, BJ Wool, Jennifer Childs, Allison Parmalee, Katie Wool, Steven Wool and Joseph J. Wool and five great grandchildren, George, Vivienne and Henry Childs and Lucy and Nina Waggener. In addition to her husband Joseph Wool Sr., Hazel was predeceased by her sister, Marian Gorham, and brothers William Gorham and Frank “Flannigan” Gorham.

The funeral services for Hazel E. Wool were private out of concern for the health and safety of her friends and family due to the threat of Coronavirus. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy in Hazel’s memory may be made to Hospice Care in the Berkshires in care of the BIRCHES-ROY FUNERAL HOME 33 South St. Great Barrington MA 01230. Condolences may be made through

6 Responses to Obituary of Hazel E. Wool

  1. Such a sweet lady..May she rest in eternal peace. My condolences to all. A special hug to my friend Gail.🕊❤️

  2. Very sorry for your loss. She will be missed My love to Gail and family and Suzanne and family..

  3. So sorry to hear of Hazel’s passing. She will be missed. I have many happy memories of sharing Christmas, Thanksgiving (“is this a Nanny year?”) and other celebrations with the family. My favorite story is Hazel learning to drive after Joe Sr. passed away. What a courageous woman! My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Rest in Peace Hazel.

  4. My condolences to the family.

  5. It was a pleasure caring for Hazel. She always had a special place in my heart. She will be missed greatly. Sending my love to Gail and the family <3

  6. With my deepest sympathy in the very sad loss of Hazel. She was such a sweet lady. I have such fond memories of Russell and Parley Street and all the good times we had.

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