Kathryn J. Hamilton 08/19/2011

Kathryn J. Hamilton, 52, of Hannawa Falls, died, August 19 2011, at Canton Potsdam Hospital, Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, in care of arrangements. Calling hours will be Sunday, August 21, 2 -4 and 7 – 9 PM. The funeral service will be Monday, August 22, 11:00 am, at St. Henry’s Church, Father Douglas Lucia officiating, burial will follow in St. Henry’s Cemetery, DeKalb Junction. Kathy is survived by her daughter Amanda Hamilton, DeKalb Junction, parents, Kenneth and Lois Alguire, DeKalb Junction, sisters, Ann (Brian) White, Russell, Lorie (David) Gladle, Edwards, her companion, Danny Collins, Hannawa Falls, his children, Christopher Collins, Laura Montenegro, Patrick Collins, his grandchildren, Haley and Matthew Montenegro, several nieces and nephews. Kathy was born in Gouverneur, November 9, 1958. She married Asa Hamilton, November 20, 1982 which ended in divorce. She was a well seasoned employee for Maplewood Campus, United Helpers, for over 30 years. Kathy was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Colton, the Sno-Skippers Snowmobile Club, Colton, a former member of the DeKalb Junction Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Girl Scout Leader and Hermon DeKalb Central School Board; she was also a Eucharistic minister. She loved spending time with her family, quilting, baking, sewing, and fishing. Contributions can be made to the Activities Department or Canton Day Care Center at Maplewood Campus, Canton

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  1. I am so sorry to hear of Kathy’s passing. She was one of the most generous people I have ever met. At work she was always kind and went above and beyond to make sure that the residents were well cared for and comfortable. On a personal level, I don’t know what I would have done without her when the girls were small. I know that it couldn’t have been easy for her to babysit them after working a 6-2 shift. I will never forget the Easter morning she left a giant easter basket on the porch for them and we used the giant christmas stockings that she crocheted for them right up until last year. She was a good friend. Even though I haven’t seen much of her since she moved to Hannawa, I will miss her and always think of her with fond memories.

    I pray that God is with you all during this difficult time.

  2. My thoughts are prayers are with all of you! Kathy was a great lady and I will never forget the bus rides to good old Hermon DeKalb Central….

    Rest In Peace….


  3. Amanda,Sorry to hear about your mom.She was a wounderful person.Well loved by everyone.Iwill miss her. Love Cheryl

  4. I am so very sorry for your loss Amanda, Kathy’s parents, and sister’s also Danny. Kathy and I go way back. I worked w/ her at Untited Helper’s we were best of friends way back then, I was her Matron of Honor at her wedding, I was there when Amanda was born, but through the years we lost contact w/ each other after I quit working at Untited Helper’s we would run into each other every now and again, she told me what was going on in her life as well as what was going on in mine. Then about 1 1/2 years ago we hooked up again through facebook actually we were almost neighbors she lived in Hannawa and I in Pierrepont. Her marriage ended in divorce as well as mine so we basically went through pretty much the same things she met Danny and was very happy and I met Tom and very happy! We were going to get together to have lunch to catch up on old times, but the good lord decided he needed her more and it never happened. I am so sorry for your loss. Kathy you will be greatly missed by me as well as all the other people life’s you touched RIP my Dearest Friend.

  5. kathy was a wonderful person so sorry for your loss she was there for me when i needed a lift with the wonderful letters she wrote she was always there for everyone and would drop everything to help u if u asked loved working with her she was great to everyone and will be sadly missed

  6. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and especially to Amanda. My heart and deepest sympathy goes out to all of you.

  7. Kenny, Lois and girls: Your family became a big part of our family when my parents bought the store in 1971. Remember the good times. I am so sorry for your loss!

    Amanda: I am sorry for your loss. I hope that your happy memories of your mom will comfort you and know that your mom will live on through you.

    Sincerely, Shirley Todd

  8. My sincere condolences to the family of Kathy may God guide you all thru this difficult time and always…RIP ,Kathy

  9. My prayers are with all of the family and friends. I have beautiful memories of celebrating the joy of Christ’s love with Kathy, I remember how excited and happy we were to celebrate Easter…I remember long talks of God’s love for us and His plan….her praying with me prayers of support in my time of need….she was a true sister in Christ and one lady I am sure to meet again with the Lord…she brought love and light to my life and she carried the message of the Lord….you all, especially Amanda, will be in my prayers, know that through Christ we will all be together again in Heaven. Sincerely Susan Palmquist (Kuhn)

  10. Lois & Kenny
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart and prayers are with you.
    From what I have read, she was a truly wonderful, caring Christian person.
    She will be missed by all. You have your happy memories to help you through
    this time of heartache. God must have bigger plans for her. Maybe as an
    anghel to watch over you and walk amongst us. If you need anything, please
    call me.

  11. To the family of Kathryn – while I did not know or meet her – my family knew the Collins family and Danny – to all and Danny – it is so hard to loose someone, especially so young. I heard from my Aunt Nancy Shea what a wonderful woman she was and how wonderful she was to you, Danny, and your children. While not knowing her I get the feeling she was an awesome loving woman. To hear so much good about a person is truly wonderful. Memories of all the good things are important and I am sure you have many. My thoughts and prayers are with you –

  12. We are so sorry amanda and family to hear of kathys passing.We were shocked because we didnt even know she was sick.She was such a great person and she was always so good with dad.She always made his day when she stopped in.Our prayers are with you amanda and your family.Be strong I know she will be missed dearly.

  13. Ken & Lois, I know your heart ache, God be with the whole FAMILY. Our Prayers are with you all. She is an Angel now with our God & Jesus. Simmons Family

  14. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family kathy, you will be missed by all whose lifes you have touched.

  15. Kevin and I extend our sympathy to Amanda, Lois, Ken and the entire family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all and hope that memories will also make you smile and think happy thoughts of Kathy and all she meant to you….

  16. My thoughts and prayers are with you all! I am so sad that I have not seen Kathy in at least a year!! I loved her personality! She was always so proud of you Amanda! I pray that each passing day gets a little easier! I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers! Kathy you will surely be missed!!!!!

  17. Lois and Kenny
    I was shocked to hear about Kathy, she is so young. I didn’t know her well but I remember when she and Asa used to be Mr. and Mrs. Santa for the DeKalb fire Dept. and thought they made wonderful Mr. and Mrs. Santas. I just want you to know I am thinking of you both and her family.
    Joy Ware

  18. Could you please pass this onto Kathy’s family…Thank You…Prayer’s are with all of you on this difficult day… She will hold a special place in my heart forever!

    Meet You At The Gate

    A beautiful garden now stands alone,
    missing the one who nurtured it
    But now she is gone,
    Her flowers still bloom, and the sun it still shines,
    But the rain is like tear drops, for the ones left behind,
    The weeds lay waiting to take the gardens beauty away,
    But the beautiful memories of its keeper are in our hearts to stay,
    she loved every flower even some that were weeds,
    So much love she would plant with each little seed,
    But just like her flowers she was part of Gods plan,
    So when it was her time he reached down his hand,
    He looked through the Garden searching for the best,
    That’s when he found Kathy, it was her time to rest,
    It was hard for those who loved her, to just let her go,
    But God had a spot in his garden, that needed a gentle soul,
    So when you start missing Kathy, remember if you just wait,
    When God has a spot in his garden, She’ll meet you at the gate….

  19. It had been a long while since I had gotten to see my cousin Kathryn, but my Mom kept me up-to-date on all the great things she did for people throughout her all-too-short life. But, it was a productive one, accented by her generosity and kind heart. To my Aunt Lois and Uncle Kenny, and to my cousins Anne and Lori, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Kathryn was a remarkable person, and God surely has special plans for her. I will miss her, but my memories of when we were all kids at Grandma’s and Grandpa’s, and at family reunions, will live on.

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