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James J. Hamilton Sr.

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James J. Hamilton, Sr.

AGE: 91 • Peekskill

James J. Hamilton Sr., a longtime resident of Peekskill, NY and a communicant of Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Church, died Monday, February 3, 2014. Jim, who was a U.S. Coast Guard combat veteran of both theatres of war during World War II, was born on November 26, 1922 in Brooklyn, NY. His parents, John and Catherine (McKinstry), were both born in Ireland. Mr. Hamilton worked for many years as an accountant for Standard Brands, both in Peekskill and then in New York City. He also worked for SCM Corporation and finished his career with Hanson Industries. After his retirement, he worked for some years at the Highland Golf Club in Garrison, NY, and he volunteered at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, helping out in many ways. James is survived by his children, Francis (Christine), James, Michael (Sheila), Elizabeth, John (Sarah Merritt), Catherine (George Zubradt), Cecilia, Margaret (Mark Richard), Sarah, Christine (Christopher Hill), Charles (Susie) and Robert. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Steven and Lori Wilson, Erin and Tara Hamilton, Colleen and James Hamilton, Dominique Fairchild, Bryan Conway, Alexander, Kevin and Molly Jackson, Margaret Love, Paul LiBassi, Jonah Hamilton, Logan and Ryan Hamilton and Kristen and Sean Richard, and his great-grandchildren, Curtis and Danielle Wilson and Tyler and Aiden Fairchild. He was predeceased by both of his parents, his wife, Elizabeth (Coons), the mother of their twelve children, and his three brothers, John (Jack), William and Charles. Visiting will be on Thursday, February 6, 4 to 8 p.m. at Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home, 1100 Cortlandt Street, Peekskill, and a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. at Assumption Church, with interment to follow at Assumption Cemetery, Cortlandt Manor. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to Good Counsel Homes, 411 Clinton St., Hoboken, NJ 07030, or the , Westchester Region Office, 2 Lyon Place, White Plains, NY 10601.



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Dorsey-Carlone Funeral Home
1100 Cortlandt St Peekskill, NY 10566
(914) 737-0848
Published in the The Journal News on Feb. 5, 2014
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