Margaret Hamilton 05/14/2011

scan0001.gifMargaret Hamilton, 87, DeKalb Junction

It is with great sadness that the family of Margaret Hamilton announces her passing. Margaret Hamilton, 93, of DeKalb Junction, died May 14, 2011, at the Canton Potsdam Hospital.  Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, is in care of arrangements. Calling hours will be Tuesday, 17, 2011, 4 – 7 p.m., the funeral service will be Wednesday, May 18th, 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home, Reverend William Hart officiating. Burial will be in Old DeKalb Cemetery.

Margaret is survived by her daughters, Victoria Hamilton of Old DeKalb, Marjorie Hamilton of Lynchburg VA, Susan Hamilton and fiancé, Peter Mezoian of South Portland, ME, Noyce “Allen” Pedroza of Gouverneur,  Sophie and Reg Chilton of DeKalb Junction, Roger Hamilton and David Hamilton both of Gouverneur, Ben Peck, Heuvelton; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Charles Pedroza.

She was born September 21, 1921 in Worcester, VT, the child of Noyce C. and Winifred Lucas Pedroza.  Margaret graduated from the Ogdensburg School of Practical Nursing in 1964, as a licensed practical nurse. She married Robert Rickett Hamilton on February 5, 1946 in Bremerton, WA; he died on December 28, 1999.  She was an LPN at EJ Noble Hospital, Canton, in 1977 she went to work at EJ Noble Hospital in Gouverneur, and she retired in 1988.

She was a member of the DeKalb Craft Club, as treasurer; Old DeKalb Methodist Church, as treasurer for 10 years and was on the finance committee; the DeKalb Hermon Senior Citizen Club; Town of DeKalb Historical Association. She was the deputy supervisor in the Town of DeKalb in 1988. She was on the Hermon DeKalb Central School board for 12 years, and she was a judge at the St. Lawrence County Fair for needlework.

She loved bowling, reading, quilting, knitting, doing needlework and crafts and playing cards.

In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the Old DeKalb Methodist Church or Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

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