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Leslie H. (Hamilton) Freas of Mount Laurel, N.J. passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020. She was 63.

Leslie was born and raised in Salisbury, Md. before moving to Mount Laurel 35 years ago. She passionately worked as an ER nurse, and ultimately transitioned to working as a hospice nurse later in her career.

Leslie was the consummate caretaker, and devoted her life to helping her children and the lives of others. She was an avid fisherwoman through the years, and was not shy about out-fishing anyone who joined her. Above all, she cherished the time spent with her family and friends, and will be deeply missed by those she leaves behind.

Leslie is survived by her children, Ashley, Adam, Kendall; sister, Laura Hamilton; twin sister, Linda Hamilton; her brother, Ford Hamilton; stepbrother, Jeffrey Payne; and grandchildren, Luna Bo and Ollie.

A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, at the Mount Laurel Home for Funerals, 212 Ark Road, Mount Laurel, N.J. Final disposition will be private.

Memorial contributions in Leslie's name may be made to Samaritan Hospice at samaritannj.org/giving.

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Published in Burlington County Times on Aug. 27, 2020.
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95 entries
October 3, 2020
Was a lovely friend in high school. Prayers for the family.
Perry
Friend
September 9, 2020
Wee met Leslie when she entered Wicomico Jr High where I was her guidance counselor and later she and Linda became our babysitters. The girls were beautiful in mind and spirit and I regret that we never saw them after we moved from Salisbury. Leslie, I know the angels will surround you and you will have eternal peace.
Flora and Tom Towers






Flora Towers
Friend
September 9, 2020
My name Kathy Burleson I work at Shoprite for 10 years and Leslie was one of my best customers always friendly always talked about her kids and her sister show me pictures just a beautiful person beautiful spirit Will miss her a lot prayers for you and the family and give the children a hug for me their mom was the best person thank you for letting me enjoy her for the time I had her in my life it was a pleasure.
Kathy Burleson
Acquaintance
September 6, 2020
I don't know what to say. I just found out about Leslie's death and I am so sorry for your loss. I wish to extend my love and prayers for her family. Leslie and I went to WMC together and she was a very special friend. Right before her wedding, she called me and, in a blink of an eye, she convinced me to go to Florida for a "girl's trip". She could always convince me to join in because she brought joy to almost every encounter. I remember, when she decided to become a nurse, how surprised I had been because there was a time when she would almost faint if someone she loved was bleeding. But she turned that around and used her empathy and compassion to become caring, professional and wonderful as a nurse. That was her way, she excelled at whatever she set her mind to do and yet always remainded a sweet and beautiful woman. I hope your memories of her comfort you and help during this difficult time. I will miss her.



Debbie Greenhalgh Wisniewski
Friend
September 5, 2020
I’m so sorry for the loss of your beloved mother, daughter, sister, twin and friend. I lost my identical twin two years ago. Linda- there is a support group for twinless twins on Facebook. I’m not one to join a group like that- especially on social media, but it really helps to have the group as you navigate through this pain. Especially through the year of firsts. My heart goes out to all of you.
Jean twin to Jan
September 3, 2020
I'm so very saddened for you loss. You are in my prayers. God bless you.
Colleen Hazel
Classmate
September 2, 2020
She was a year ahead on me in HS.Always remember her as a go getter. Very sweet and kind.My condolences to her family .May she rest in peace.
Gina Gasque Marker
Acquaintance
September 2, 2020
Sending our deepest condolences, so sorry to hear about Leslie. She was such a nice person, whenever down visiting her Dad i would see both of them while grocery shopping. Heaven has definitely gained another Angel.
Sherry Hurley`
Friend
September 1, 2020
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
Leslie was one of the kindest people I went to school with. God Bless her!
CB Babcock
Classmate
August 31, 2020
My condolences Linda Hamilton for the loss of you sister Leslie she will be dearly missed god bless your family and help you through this difficult time
Susanna lopez
Friend
August 31, 2020
So sad to hear this today. I would have attended the services on Saturday. Leslie was an angel who came into my life at the perfect time, choosing me to be the nanny for her three beautiful children while I was waiting for the birth of my first child. She accepted both me and my son with with open arms and heart. I will never forget the difference she made in my life. Ashley, Adam and Kendall, I hope you are happy and healthy and doing well. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Dori Ertler
Friend
August 31, 2020
Leslie was one of a kind. She really could read the room or a person. She was sensitive to others and how they were feeling. Her warmth and tenderness was what made her excell in her work. Leslie made you feel like she knew you and really cared about you. We also laughed alot together and she just got me. My three children also had the pleasure of meeting her and spending time with her. When they heard of her passing they all immediately said how much they remembered her kindness and warmth and how she made people feel special. She will be missed by all who knew her. May her spirit of love and compassion live on in all of us. Sending peace and love to her family.
Maria Brewer
Friend
August 31, 2020
As a resident of Mt. Laurel, I met Leslie many years ago while grocery shopping and would run in to her from time to time. She was so nice, so genuine and real. I am shocked she is gone. My deepest sympathies to her family. God always takes the Best too soon.
Jeffrey Buckley
Acquaintance
August 31, 2020
May you RIP. So sorry to hear about Linda's twin sister, God Speed. I heard Leslie was a wonderful mother, sister, and person.
Lorry
August 31, 2020
Dear Leslie and Linda
I heard the sad news from my AFS -sister Susan Rose about you Leslie. I will always cherish in my heart the wonderful times I had in your family place in my AFs -year in salisbury in 1973. Spending a lot of nights together talking about girls things when you two girls were in your junior year of Wicomico Senior High school. I wil never forget your sweet smile and hope you can rest in peace Leslie and linda i wish you all teh strength you need in tese diffucult days en in the coming time
Love from the Netherlands
Ietje de Rooij
Ietje de Rooij
Friend
August 31, 2020
I worked with Leslie at Memorial Hospital I Mt Holly. She was a great. Nurse. Worker. And Friend She was always happy and a great smile. She would lift anyone’s spirit. She will greatly be missed. Rest In Peace you will bb greatly missed. Bobbie
Roberta (Garron)Pohl
Friend
August 30, 2020
Linda, you are in my prayers. My identical twin died on October 28th 2016 at 59. Those of us who have lost our twins certainly know your heartache. It feels like half of me died with her. As you navigate this difficult time, please know that you have my prayers. It seems that I am still trying to reconcile just who I am without my twin. May God grant you peace.
Gail Michel
Friend
August 30, 2020
As a colleague of my husband, I knew Leslie as someone with whom we socialized. What a warm, funny, caring, smart woman. Her passing is a shock, but her memory, as a blessing, allows her to live on.
Laura Knight
Acquaintance
August 30, 2020
I am saddened to learn of Leslie Freas passing and send my sincere condolences to her family. Ms. Freas cared for my mother after she had suffered a fatal brain aneurysm. I will always remember how well Ms. Freas cared for my mom and her kindness toward me. I felt terrible alone and her kindness and thoughtfulness helped me through the worst days of my life. I am sure I am not alone in having received her kindness. She will be missed.
Michelle DiStefano
Acquaintance
August 30, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear of Leslie’s passing! I was blessed to get to know her. She was the most compassionate, caring, kind and sweet woman I ever met. I know for sure her kids were everything to her!! I will forever remember her beautiful smile. Rest In Peace Leslie! ❤
Julie Romano
Friend
August 30, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. I was lucky to have met Leslie and Linda in the early 70’s when we attended camp at Hilltop Ranch in Colora, MD. We enjoyed some wonderful times there.....even during Hurricane Agnes in 1972. I will remember both of them as warm and loving and it was a pleasure to spend time with them.
Sharon Herr
Friend
August 30, 2020
I met her as an child in the ER in the 90s while I was being treated for an knee injury and I got an autographed photo of her which I still have to this day...
Bruce Carroll
Friend
August 30, 2020
Ashley and Adam you probably won’t remember me but you were both in my class at age 3 at Fox Learning Center . It was a pleasure being your teacher and I remember your mom fondly. What a nice woman and a great nurse as in later years she once cared for my husband. I send my deepest sympathy and hugs.
Mary Jardine
Teacher
August 30, 2020
So sorry,I worked years ago with you at Virtual Mt. Holly.You were a sweet girl with a pure, caring heart. God keep you safe.
Lillian Hopkins RN
Friend
August 30, 2020
I knew Leslie when we worked together at Memorial Hospital ICU. We would have play dates with young very close in age children back in 1987-1989. Beautiful and fun person. Prayers to you and your family.
Kate Gillespie
Coworker
August 30, 2020
To the family my condolences. I worked with Leslie many years back in the 80’s @ Virtua Hospital in ICU. She was a beautiful person and made you feel loved. RIP Leslie. Debbie Ray R. N.
Deborah Ray
Coworker
August 30, 2020
We remember her so well as she was working as a Nurse in a Medical Center in Ocean City,Maryland.
So very dedicated and caring.
Such a great loss for her family, friends and Patients

Godspeed.....
Tom Gambrill
Acquaintance
August 29, 2020
Very sorry to hear Leslie has passed. She was a member of our bowling league - the Gems. When I first met her, I remember thinking how pretty she is - she reminded me of Katherine Ross (not knowing who her twin sister was). Godspeed, Leslie.
Lorraine Devenney
Acquaintance
August 29, 2020
Dear Hamilton-Freas Family
We are so sorry for your loss and are thinking and praying for you during this difficult time. We wish you strength, comfort, and peace with all the love that surrounds you in the days ahead. Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories. Please know Leslie will always be in our hearts.
Home room # 216
“Sue Morgan” Klempke
Classmate
August 29, 2020
We met Linda some years ago and she talked about her family with great love. Our condolences to you all.
Paul & Barbara Garnett
Marlborough, MA
Barbara Garnett
Acquaintance
August 29, 2020
May she be in heaven erternity with her loved ones and friends
Randy bumgarner
Acquaintance
August 29, 2020
My heartfelt sympathies to the Hamilton family in the loss of their sister, mother, grandmother, and friend. I met Leslie and her sister Linda many years ago at a Christmas party in Pacific Palisades (while filming one of The Terminators) Meeting both ladies was a delight and I enjoyed watching them have fun together. Again, my sympathies for the loss of your family member.

Laura Maltby
Acquaintance
August 29, 2020
Leslie will be sorely missed. One of my fondest memories was the holidays spent with Leslie when I was younger and our family had just moved up to NJ. I still to this day think of her when ever I see a game of Life. Blessings to the family and may she rest in peace in God's hands.
Eric Chambers
Family
August 29, 2020
Linda & Leslie’s children: My condolences on the loss of your twin sister and mother. I’m sure she was a kind, special woman, mother and friend. 63 is so young! She’s in a better place now. My thoughts & prayers to the family. Fan from Victoria, BC
Shannon N
Acquaintance
August 29, 2020
Ashley, Adam, & Kendall,

I can't even tell you how sorry I was to read about the passing of your Mom. I have so many happy memories of us all hanging out as kids and your house was like a second one to me and Johnny. Mom and Dad wanted me to tell you that you are in their thoughts and prayers also
Elizabeth Hebden
Friend
August 29, 2020
I am very sorry to hear this I know she must have been a special person because Linda is be strong Linda you both will never be separated you and Leslie are for all eternity together with love Randy bumgarner lm here for you always
Randy bumgarner
Friend
August 29, 2020
Our condolences to you & your entire family on your loss. May Leslie RIP in Heaven with God's peace, warmth & love. May God help you through this difficult time...Sympathies from a fan in Montreal, QC, Canada.
Lora
August 29, 2020
You’ll be missed dearly. Connie Styger, RN Virtua
Connie Styger
Coworker
August 29, 2020
i am so sorry for the loss of this loving lady who was beautiful inside as well as out. My sympathies, prayers, and love to every loved one in her big family, all her relatives near and far, and her host of friends. May God sustain and comfort each and every one of you.
Kg Freeman
August 29, 2020
Seems too young to be losing her!
Richard
August 29, 2020
As a fellow twin and huge T2 fan I’m so sorry for your loss
Aaron McCann
Acquaintance
August 29, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Such a beautiful soul. May your memories and love with the grace of God comfort you all during this time. RIP Leslie! Fly Leslie fly until we all ( Class of 74 Wi Hi) meet again.
Lauren Brickous Marshall
Classmate
August 29, 2020
May you Rest in Peace
Robin Jaworski
August 29, 2020
So very saddened to hear this. Thinking of you Linda and your family.
Denise Behrens Williams
Classmate
August 29, 2020
Dear Linda, I'm very sorry to learn about Leslie's passing. My condolences to you and your family.
Bruce Haley
August 29, 2020
We have lost another light in the world. Heart broken that Leslie has left us. Praying for the family at this very difficult time.
Cindy Smith-Pilchard
Classmate
August 29, 2020
A wonderful friend and classmate. My deepest condolences to the family.
Aaron Marshall
Classmate
August 29, 2020
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Aaron Marshall
August 29, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. Condolences sent from a big fan here in Australia.
Ray Webster
August 28, 2020
To Laura, Linda, Ford, Jeffrey, and the rest of the family I send my sincere condolences. I haven’t seen Laura since we attended Lynchburg University decades ago. May God give you comfort in this sad time.
Miles Compton
Classmate
August 28, 2020
My deepest condolences to Leslie and her family may Leslie R.I.P.
Phyllis
Acquaintance
August 28, 2020
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Joan Allie
August 28, 2020
Always a very friendly smiling person. Was honored to know her and Linda. I had the privilege of caring for her Grandmother. Linda and Laura you and your families are in my thoughts and prayers.
Peggy Peek
Classmate
August 28, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about Leslie. Such a heartbreak for her children and siblings.
She has left here way too soon. I would see her, Laura, and Linda, when she visited with her parents Bobbi & Les, in Salisbury. Prayers to Laura, Linda, and the rest of her family.

Blondie
Carolyn Parsons
Acquaintance
August 28, 2020
Leslie was a very loving and caring person. She smiled a lot and laughed. She was a classmate of mine a long with Linda.
I'm so sorry for your loss Hamilton and Freas families.
The Heavens have gained another wonderfully delightful Angel
Joan Merritt
Classmate
August 28, 2020
Leslie was a sweet, caring person. She smile a lot and laughed. I went to school with her and Linda.
Im so sorry to the Hamilton and Freas families for your loss. The Heavens have gained a wonderful Angel
Joan Merritt
Classmate
August 28, 2020
Linda, I’m so sorry for your loss. May her memory be a blessing.
Jennifer Thalasinos
Acquaintance
August 28, 2020
We are sorry to lose a great person, a friend, and a cousin. Rest in peace. Sympathy to all in the family. You will be missed. - John Hayman
John Hayman
Family
August 28, 2020
So very sad to hear the news of Leslie’s passing! I have such great memories of all of you and I know your memories of Les will live forever in your hearts. May God comfort and surround you with His love today and always. My deepest sympathy ....
Love to all of you,
JoEllen
JoEllen Carter Wimbrow
Friend
August 28, 2020
Fly with the angels
Jim Hahn
August 28, 2020
It is so sad to hear that this woman who has helped so has many lost her life. Prayers to her family! RIP
Jackie Torpey
August 28, 2020
Sending comforting thoughts to the entire family.
Belvin Sweatt
Acquaintance
August 28, 2020
I'm so sorry for your family's loss. Eons ago there was a theater workshop for kids at the old Civic Center. Linda & Leslie attended too. We did "Toad Of Toad Hall". I'm pretty sure they had the leads--I was either a ferret or stoat. Anyhow--it's one of my fondest memories. My deepest sympathy to your family and I'll be praying for you all.
Margaret Engler
Acquaintance
August 28, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. No words can take your pain away, I pray you find comfort in each other. She has joined loved ones above and surely will watch over you all, until someday when you see her again in Heaven
Bobbi Ann
August 28, 2020
Leslie was a wonderful spirit. We had been classmates and friends throughout high school. She always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. Her presence on this planet will be greatly missed by all who knew her. My deepest sympathies.
Tom Bradley
Classmate
August 28, 2020
I am so sorry for her family and their loss. I am from her home town of Salisbury, MD. I work at Wor-Wic Community College where her Dad, Chief Payne, had been the head of the police academy and heard she and her twin sister, Linda, on occasion stopped to see him but I always missed the opportunity to meet Linda.
My husband was just a few years behind Leslie & Linda at Wicomico High School and Ì am a huge fan of the Beauty and the Beast TV series. One day while at Sam's Club pharmacy, I saw Leslie, thinking it was Linda. I begged her pardon for bothering her but told how much I loved her in that show and other movies. She explained she was Leslie but would tell her sister. I felt so bad for bothering her but she was so nice. What a sad loss for this world. My sincerest sympathies for all of her family.
Becky Schiling
Acquaintance
August 28, 2020
My heart goes out to the family with deepest synpathy. Although many years have passed she will surely be missed. A true friend all through school. Bleesings to her family.
Bruce Bell
Classmate
August 28, 2020
Leslie was an amazing person, "Such a long, long time to be gone and a short time to be here".
William West
Classmate
August 28, 2020
I met her a few times at different family events. She was always kind hearted and very loving. Her mom and step dad would often come to the family reunions and loved visiting with them. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her and loved her.
Marlies Derby
Neighbor
August 28, 2020
Oh so sad. Such a great person. My heart goes out to your family. I lost my sister at the same age two years ago, and it's a difficult time.
Pamela Webster Ward
August 28, 2020
Leslie was a special person to so many and that will endure forever. Blessings and comfort to the whole family on the passing of a beautiful person. Her soul lives in the heavens now.
Deb Jedynak
Acquaintance
August 28, 2020
My deepest sympathies to the family!
Marianne Zsoldos
Significant Other
August 28, 2020
My deepest sympathy to you Laura on the loss of your dear sister, and to all of the Freas/Hamilton family on the passing of Leslie.
Sue Truitt Schweikart
August 28, 2020
We were class mates. Rest Easy Leslie...Sending my deepest sympathy to the family.
Deborah A Jones
Classmate
August 28, 2020
So sorry for your great lost and may God take her under his arms.
Wayne Tatum
Friend
August 28, 2020
My deepest condolences...
Ioanna Marinaki
Friend
August 28, 2020
My deepest sympathies to the family on the loss of our sweet Leslie. Never a more dear soul and friend have I known and loved. RIP
Bill Martin
Friend
August 28, 2020
My thoughts and prayers go out for The Freas and The Hamilton families. I am so very very sorry for your loss. Leslie will be so truly missed. ❤❤❤❤
Jack Mulholland
Friend
August 27, 2020
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Allison Duggins
Acquaintance
August 27, 2020
Leslie, you are now an angel in heaven. Your love is always in our hearts.
Susan Kong
Acquaintance
August 27, 2020
I am so very sorry for your sad loss. But, above all else, the memories remain, cherished and well-thumbed, always... No-one is ever forgotten. Vaya con Dios...
Judith Nolan
Friend
August 27, 2020
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Cindy Keen
August 27, 2020
Sincerest condolences to Leslie's family. I remember them well from our youth at Wicomico Presbyterian Church. Leslie was always kind to all. Prayers for strength and comfort.
Kevin Farley
Friend
August 27, 2020
I am so sorry to hear this. Leslie was such a sweet girl in senior high school where I knew her. Many prayers to all the family.
Marci Payne McCormick
Marci Payne McCormick
August 27, 2020
Leslie and I worked together at Dr Townsend and Mann’s 10 Street Medical Center in Ocean City. We had a great time in town, and got a stellar Nursing education working there. She was always lovely, kind, and genuine. I am deeply sorry for her family.
Pat (de la Pena) Veitenthal
Friend
August 27, 2020
I'm so very sorry for the loss. Praying for the family during this difficult time.
Dale Shaw
August 27, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Christie Ulm
Friend
August 27, 2020
I remember Leslie well - she was in my first Concert Choir at Wi Hi. What a beautiful girl. I have thought of her often over the years. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.
Phyllis Oldham
Teacher
August 27, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Leslie. My thoughts and prayers go out to her friends and family, and anyone’s life she changed while in nursing.
Amanda Brown
August 27, 2020
She has a smile of an angel like her twin. Sending virtual hugs and prayers to her family.
suzi b Worsham
Acquaintance
August 27, 2020
Thanks for be a nurse by heart and by supported your sister actress Linda in one of my favorite actress and movie Terminator 2 in 1991. Rest in peace beautiful Leslie Hamilton
Erick from Chile
Significant Other
August 27, 2020
Sorry to know that she passed away .pray for her family .
Jeremy Robinson
August 27, 2020
Such a wonderful classmate and friend. She will surely be missed. My condolences to the family and her friends.
BRODERICK P NUTTER
Classmate
August 27, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Skippy Flink
Friend
August 27, 2020
Jacqueline E Johnson
Acquaintance
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