Olive Hammond (1925 - 2014)

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Olive I. Hammond

Staatsburg - Olive Ida May Hammond, 88, of Staatsburg, died on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, surrounded by her loving family.

Born October 12, 1925 in Poughkeepsie, she was the daughter of the late Ezra and Frances Gorman Hewlett.

A long time area resident, Olive worked for Western Printing and then IBM.

She was a Girl Scout Cadet Troop Leader and a member of the Eastern Star, Poughkeepsie.

Olive enjoyed TV and movies, especially the "Twilight Series" and James Bond, and actors Sean Connery and Johnny Depp. She was also a fan of Pink Floyd. She loved to paint, draw, and make ceramics. She was a doll collector and maker, and enjoyed going to Old Orchard Maine with her husband, John.

On November 23, 1950 in Freedom Plains Presbyterian Church in Lagrangeville, she married John A. Hammond. Mr. Hammond predeceased her on June 22, 2007.

Olive is survived by her daughter, Leslie Hoolihan and granddaughter, Tori Hoolihan of Staatsburg; son, Robert Hammond and wife, Theresa Menconeri, and grandson Josh Hammond of Staatsburg; brother, Edwin Hewlett of Florida; niece, Rita Garzione of California; cousins, Robert and Sheri Gorman; nephew, Gary Townley and wife, Becky, of Dundee, NY; and niece, Dianne Townley of Dundee, NY.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Jean Garzione.

Calling hours are 1 to 3 pm on Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.

A Funeral Service will be at 2:30 PM on Sunday, during the calling hours, the Rev. Lisa McMillian officiating.

In keeping with her wishes, cremation will take place at the convenience of the family.

Olive's family respectfully requests memorial donations to the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc., Rte. 9, Hyde Park.

To send an online condolence, or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com

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Hyde Park, NY 12538
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Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal from Mar. 15 to Mar. 17, 2014
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