Died: August 14, 2013
A lifelong Chelsea resident, he passed away at the Whidden Memorial Hospital in Everett on August 14th following an overwhelming illness. He was 87 years of age. Born and raised in Chelsea, he was the son of Charles A. and Beatrice Hamilton. After attending local schools, he immediately enlisted in the US Navy. He served on numerous ships in the Navy and after 21 years of faithful service, he was honorably discharged. After returning home, he married Dorothy (Soper) and together they raised their family in Chelsea. “Ham”, as he was known to many, continued working in the Charlestown Navy Yard and worked on and completed, at that time, the largest anchor chain. He also spent many years volunteering on the U.S.S. Cassin Young in Charlestown. A lifelong Chelsea resident, he was also a lifelong member of the Merritt Club and enjoyed reading, traveling, trivia and his canine companions.
His Funeral Services will be conducted in the Frank A. Welsh & Sons Funeral Home 718 Broadway CHELSEA on Monday, August 19th at 11:00 A.M. Services will conclude with Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett. Relatives and friends are most kindly invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held at the Welsh Funeral Home on Sunday from 2 - 6 P.M.
He was the beloved husband of 67 years to Dorothy (Soper) Hamilton of Chelsea. Devoted father of Linda Lee Hamilton of Dracut, Timothy Hamilton of Gloucester, Nancy Hamilton Gill of Derry, NH, Cheryl Hamilton Odenweller and her husband Michael of Stoughton and the late John Hamilton. Dear brother of the late Charles J. Hamilton. He was also survived by 16 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and a great-great granddaughter.
Should friends desire, contributions in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02441 or a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral Home fully handicap accessible, ample parking opposite Funeral Home.
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