Eileen Mary Clare “Pat” <I>Patton</I> Hamilton

Eileen Mary Clare “Pat” Patton Hamilton

Birth
England
Death 2010 (aged 94–95)
USA
Burial Centerville, Tyler County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 155633118 · View Source
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Eileen "Pat" Hamilton will be remembered as the loving wife (of Donald R. Hamilton and later Eugene Wigner), mother of three children, grandmother of ten and great-grandmother of thirteen. Born in Brixham, England, Pat moved with her mother to the United States at the age of eight. She grew up in New York and resided in Princeton for most of her adult life. Pat was modest to the core, but a woman of accomplishments in her own right. As a young woman she was a prize-winning sculptress at Cooper Union and later a professional artist. She devoted most of her life applying her keen mind and meticulousness to the painstaking care of others. Pat has always been a pillar of strength for her family. She was always able to give-seemingly needing little for herself. She was a patient listener, always with a sympathetic ear, sharing her hard-won wisdom, giving praise and demonstrating pride for the accomplishments of others. Pat was loyal to all whom she loved - never did she say an ill word of any of them. She always asked about one's day - and wished one "a happy day tomorrow," as though parting with a blessing. Throughout her long life - a life which could make a nove - Pat has shown great courage. Hers was a life befitting Hemingway's definition of courage as "grace under pressure." Pat leaves behind the wonderful family she shepherded - a family anchored in faith, hope and love. She will be dearly missed by all those who love her and were graced by her presence and love. She was 95. A private memorial service will be held at the family Thanksgiving gathering in Lewes, Del. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Multiple Sclerosis or to the Donald Ross Hamilton Memorial Lecture Fund, Physics Dept., Princeton University. Arrangements are by the Kimble Funeral Home, Princeton, N.J.


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  • Created by: kellybean
  • Added: 3 Dec 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 155633118
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eileen Mary Clare “Pat” Patton Hamilton (1915–2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 155633118, citing Fairview Church Cemetery, Centerville, Tyler County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by kellybean (contributor 47383012) .