Frances W. Hamilton, 94

Frances Hamilton

Frances Hamilton

FLORIDA — Frances Wiley Hamilton, 94, daughter of Laurette Wheeler and Ralph Landrum Wiley, died Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. at Hope Hospice with loving family at her side.

Mom, Grandma, Aunt Fran, Grammie Fran and Frances, she was love personified. Though small in stature her love towered, touched and embraced the family and friends she cherished through her nearly 95 years of life. She will be forever missed, but by what she brought to each of us our lives will be forever enriched and her presence forever felt.

She shared residence in Maine and Florida. She was born in Bradenton, Florida, June 10, 1921. She attended the public schools, graduating from high school with the Class of ‘39. In 1941 she moved to Washington D.C., where she worked for the government War Production Board until the end of WWII.

She married Col. Charles True Hamilton in 1946 and together they raised six children. Mr. Hamilton was an education administrator in New Jersey. On retirement they moved permanently to their summer home in Maine. Frances remained in Maine after his death but spent winters in her home state.

Frances is survived by: her children and their spouses, daughter Barbara Whiton and husband Craig, and sons Marc and wife Kay, Charles W. (Chip) and wife Marilyn, Barry and wife Ruth, Scott and wife Julie, and Dean and wife Tracy; grandchildren Brandt, Tim, Brian, Sarah, Hannah and Chloe; her sister Dorothy Thomas; sister-in-law Jeanne Wiley; and 24 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Ralph E. Wiley, a sister, Barbara Winegardner and her husband Warren, and a brother, Frank W. Wiley and his wife Marguerite.

Family celebrations of Frances’ life will take place at a later date. If desired, donations in remembrance of Frances may be made to either Camp Susan Curtis/The Susan Curtis Foundation at 1321 Washington Ave., Suite 104, Portland, ME 04103 or via their website, and/or to Hope Hospice House of Lehigh Acres, Florida via their website donation page at

Arrangements are in the care of Oxford Hills Funeral Service, Oxford, Maine

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