Thomas Joseph Hamilton, Jr

Thomas Joseph Hamilton, Jr

Death 1 Jul 2015 (aged 83)
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot CAW 1, Row A-15
Memorial ID 148596786 · View Source
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Thomas Joseph Hamilton, 83, died Wednesday, July 1, 2015, surrounded by his children and grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie "Bunny" Hamilton; daughter, Janis Marie Kelso and her husband Thomas from Springfield; son, Thomas Edward and his wife Alene from Springfield; daughter, Sharon Anne Di Santo and her husband Mitchell from Georgetown, TX; daughter, Joyce Hamilton Gates and her husband Bruce from Alexandria, VA; son, Robert William Hamilton and his wife Sandra from Springfield; grandchildren, Elizabeth Marie Hamilton, Nicholas Joseph Kelso, Charles Thomas Hamilton, Will Henry Hamilton, and Jake Robert Hamilton, all of Springfield and Barton Stuart Gates, Tyler Harrison Gates, and Judson Taylor Gates, all of Alexandria, VA, and Rachel Di Santo of Georgetown, TX; sisters, Elenore Mack and Patricia Ramshaw; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Mary Ann Gaffigan.

Thomas was born October 5, 1931, in Springfield to Thomas and Alice (McCarthy) Hamilton. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1949, and from the University of Notre Dame in 1953. He served honorably in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany from 1953 to 1955. He then began a longstanding career in the local real estate community, and soon owned and managed Tom Hamilton Real Estate, building it into a successful real estate business that flourished for many years.

He was active in several organizations including the Capitol Area Association of Realtors, SERTOMA, Notre Dame Alumni Association, Holy Name Society, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, as well as Christ the King parish.

He will be remembered as a devoted husband, loving father, and doting grandfather.

Visitation and Funeral Mass: Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. until the Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Christ the King Church, 1930 Barberry Dr., Springfield, with Rev. Msgr. David S. Lantz, celebrant. Interment will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.

The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Christ the King Church, 1930 Barberry Dr., Springfield, IL 62704.

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