Mark J. Hamlet

Mount Desert

Mark J. Hamlet, 80, died Jan. 20, 2021, at an Ellsworth health-care facility. He was born June 28, 1940, the son of Leonard A. and Gertrude R. (McCarthy) Hamlet.

Mark graduated from Lemoyne College, Syracuse, N.Y., with a BA in political science. Mark worked as an assistant ski school director at Greek Peak, Courtland, N.Y., after college and eventually became a real estate broker and later a mortgage broker with Citizen’s Savings Bank. When he and his wife, Mary, moved to Maine 25 years ago he worked for Armand Auclair of Coastline Construction for many years. He also enjoyed skiing at Greek Peak and Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley.

Mark was a member and president of Rotary International and served as president of the Board of Realtors, both of Ithaca, N.Y., and was a 50-year member of the Eastern Professional Ski Instructors of America. He enjoyed skiing, sailing, carpentry, reading and living in Maine, especially at his camp on Abrams Pond, Eastbrook.

Mark is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary (Abraham) Hamlet; a brother, Stephen Hamlet of Palm Springs, Calif.; a sister, Marilyn McFall of Rock Hill, S.C.; a niece and many cousins.

A celebration of Mark’s life will be announced at a later date.

Those who desire may make contributions in Mark’s memory to the Southwest Harbor Library, P.O. Box 157, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679.

Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at

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