Bob Hormel

Bob Hormell

Robert Gregory Hormell, 73 of Center Harbor, died January 15, 2020 at Lakes Region General Hospital, in Laconia, NH., after a courageous lengthy battle with several health issues.

Born in Melrose Massachusetts on November 22, 1946, he was the son of Dr. Robert S. and Catherine (McManus) Hormell. In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his sister Jane Kiah, formerly of Meredith, and his brother Mark Hormell.

Bob graduated from Melrose High School, class of 1964. He attended Belknap College, in Center Harbor, NH., and graduated with a love for the area and his many friends here.

Bob and his brother-in-law, Paul Kiah, owned and operated “The Mug” restaurant, in Center Harbor, for several years. Bob made a career change to pursue his dream of counseling people who needed guidance. After earning his master’s degree at Northeastern University and doing doctoral studies at Boston University, he focused on helping many developmentally disabled adults as a psychologist.

Bob was active in the local youth sports activities. He was instrumental in starting a youth soccer league, in Meredith, and coached youth basketball for many years, and was involved in the local men’s softball league. He was a big fan of the Boston Celtics and the New England Patriots.

Bob loved his family and enjoyed being with the several generations of Hormells and Kiahs, who share the family property on Berry Bay, in Freedom, NH.

Bob is survived by his children, Nathan Q. Hormell of Oklahoma City, OK, Elizabeth I. Hormell of Laconia, NH., his brother, George Hormell of Dover, NH, his devoted companion of thirty years, Bonnie (MacLeod) Scalzi of Center Harbor, NH., many nieces and nephews. Bob also leaves his former wife Patricia Quinn of Phoenix, AZ.

Calling hours will be held at the Mayhew Funeral Home, 204 Daniel Webster Highway, Meredith, on Saturday, February 1st, form 11am to 1pm. A prayer Service will be held during visitation hours at 12:30pm.

Memorial donations may be made to the NH Humane Society, 1305 Meredith Center Road, Laconia, NH. 03246.



  1. He will be missed by all of us. Tempus Fugit

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