HINSDALE - Violet Arlene Hamilton, 91, of Hinsdale, passed away Sunday (Feb. 24, 2013) in The Pines Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
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Violet was born Aug. 16, 1921, in Hinsdale, and was a daughter of Willard and Arlene Isaman Dutton. On July 13, 1940, she married her husband of almost 43 years, Freemont "Pete" Hamilton, who predeceased her June 29, 1983.
Violet was a lifelong resident of Hinsdale. She graduated from Hinsdale Central School in 1939 and worked at Crosby's Dairy making ice cream with her husband from 1952 to 1970.
She was a member of the Hinsdale United Methodist Church, a life member of the Hinsdale American Legion Auxiliary, Fay Hollow Sunshine and Hinsdale Guys and Gals. Violet enjoyed crocheting, reading, watching her town from the front porch and bird watching, but her true love was her family and pets.
Violet is survived by two sons, Roy (Madonna) Hamilton of Hinsdale and Dick (Linda) Hamilton of Tulsa, Okla.; four daughters, Irene (George) Farwell of Hinsdale, Arlene Kent of Hinsdale, Mary (John) Tetlak of Hinsdale and Esther (Herbert) Simmons of Gowanda; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, James (Shirley) Dutton of McAllen, Texas, Glenn (Beverly) Dutton of Cuba and Wayne Dutton of Hinsdale; and many nieces and nephews.
Along with her loving husband, Violet was predeceased by one son, Willard Hamilton; and three brothers, David, Judson and Ronald Dutton.
Friends will be received Wednesday at the Letro-McIntosh-Spink Funeral Home Inc., 646 E. State St., Olean, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held Thursday (Feb. 28, 2013) at the Hinsdale United Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Mr. Monroe B. Bishop will officiate. Burial will be at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Hinsdale United Methodist Church, Main Street, Hinsdale, NY 14743. Online condolences may be made to www.LetroMcIntoshSpinkFuneralhome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2013