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Walter Hamilton

1927 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
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Walter Hamilton

1927 - 2015 WINCHESTER, NH Walter Horace Hamilton, 88, of Winchester and Lehigh Acres, FL, passed away early Thursday morning, August 6, 2015 in the comfort of his home. Walter was born in Brattleboro on January 27, 1927, the son of George and Marjorie (Crossman) Hamilton. He was raised and educated in Brattleboro and was a graduate of Brattleboro High School, Class of 1944. Following high school he joined the Army Air Corps., serving his country during World War II. He was stationed in Italy in occupational duty. After his honorable discharge he joined the U.S. Postal Service working in the Brattleboro office. He first worked on trains sorting mail and then on the highway post offices. He was later promoted and served as Superintendent Engineer in the Brattleboro Post Office from 1973 to 1979. He retired in 1982 as Postmaster of Turners Falls, MA. Post Office. While Postmaster, and with the Franklin County Stamp Club, they accomplished the first ultra-light air mail delivery from Turners Falls, MA. to Orange, MA. in 1981. Walter and his wife spent winters in their home in Lehigh Acres, FL. While there he helped to distribute bread to the needy which was held weekly at the Faith Lutheran Church. He also donated his time at the Lehigh Acres Senior Center. He and his wife traveled in their motor home and visited every state in the U.S.A. With his wife, Walter owned Westwinds Gift Shop in Winchester which they operated for 10 years. Walter was a life member of the Brattleboro Elks, the American Legion Post #5 and the VFW of Winchester. He held the office of President of the Southeastern Federal Retirees Association for many years. Walter was also an honorary member of the Greenfield Stamp Club, life member of the Brattleboro Stamp Club, Past President of the Winchester Kiwanis Club and member of the Winchester Historical Society. During Walter's free time he loved to play cards. On August 5, 1945, in Biloxi, Mississippi, he was married to Mary Luciani who survives. Besides his faithful and devoted wife of 70 years he leaves one daughter, Patricia Plante of Hinsdale; two grandsons, Seth Smalley of Winchester and Luke Smalley of Stedman, NC; a brother, Kenneth Hamilton of Burleson, TX; 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Walter was a communicant of Mary, Queen of Peace Parish in Winchester. At his request, there will be no formal funeral service. Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery in Winchester at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Walter's name may be made Applewood Harborside Healthcare and Rehab Center, 8 Snow Road, Winchester, NH 03470. To sign an online register book with messages of e-condolences please visit : www.atamaniuk.com
Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Aug. 11, 2015
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