Richard J. "Dickie/Richie" Hamilton

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    - Nancy Larson
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Richard J. "Dickie/Richie" Hamilton, 72, of East Windsor, beloved husband to Eleanor (Nash) Hamilton, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Hartford, the loving son to the late Arnold and Margaret (AuCoin) Hamilton. Richard worked for over 30 years at Dexter's as a machinist. He enjoyed NASCAR, and fishing with his buddy, Tony Z. He loved "Sunday Funday,' especially playing cards and visiting the casino. Richard could be found in J.J.'s market every morning getting his coffee and visiting with his friends and the employees. He will be remembered by all who know him for his wonderful sense of humor and ability to always crack a joke. He found happiness in life from spending time with his family. Richard's grandchildren were his true pride and joy, and he enjoyed doing anything with them as long as they were together.

In addition to his wife of 47 years, Eleanor, Richard is survived by his three children, Michelle Hamilton and her boyfriend, Dennis, Michael Hamilton and his girlfriend, Crystal, and Melanie Joslin and her husband, Mike; three brothers, Maurice Hamilton, Gary Hamilton and his wife, Sharon, and Leonard Hamilton; two sisters, Carol Juras and Gail Kirchner; his two beloved grandchildren, Tyler Francia and Kaylee Joslin; and many nieces and nephews. Richard is also survived by his longtime friend and brother-in-law, Richard Carter; his special sister-in-law, "Margaroo" and his granddog, Carter. He was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, Kenneth Hamilton and Gordon "Butch" Hamilton; a sister, Linda Carter; and his niece, Trina.

Relatives and friends are invited to join the family for calling hours on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Windsor Locks Funeral Home, 441 Spring St., Windsor Locks, CT 06096.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Windsor Locks Congregational Church, 8 Main St., Windsor Locks, CT 06096. Please meet at the church. Burial will follow at Grove Cemetery in Windsor Locks.

Donations in memory of Richard may be made to the John A. Dequattro Cancer Center, 100 Haynes St, Manchester, CT 06040.

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Published in Journal Inquirer from Nov. 3 to Nov. 7, 2018