Lorraine E. Hanson

BRUNSWICK — Lorraine Elizabeth Hamilton Hanson, 90, of Portland, died on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at Parkview Hospital in Brunswick.

She was born in Bridgton on Sept. 29, 1920, the daughter of Edward Thomas and Mary Elizabeth (McElroy) Spiller. She attended Portland schools graduating from Portland High School, Class of 1939, where she was a member of the basketball team.

In 1942, Lorraine married Ervin Monroe Hamilton Jr. of Portland and had four sons. He died in 1963. She later married Ralph Hanson of Falmouth, and he died in 1992.

Lorraine was employed for many years by the former Cushman Baking Company, and later worked in the office for Dr. Raymond LeBel for several years until her retirement.

She was a member of Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. She loved the beach, collecting sea glass and swimming in the Maine ocean. Her favorite spot was Crescent Beach State Park. She had a great sense of humor and was very inquisitive. Over the years she was very active and loved walking, traveling, gardening, reading mystery novels, rug hooking and was an avid lifelong Boston Red Sox fan.

She was predeceased by her son, Wayne E. Hamilton; two brothers, William and Richard Spiller; her sister, Naomi Spiller; and a great-grandson.

She leaves three sons, Gary M. Hamilton of Yarmouth, Keith R. Hamilton of Vineyard Haven, Mass. and Stephen J. Hamilton of Jay; a brother, Donald Spiller of Casco; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011, at Jones, Rich & Hutchins Funeral Home, 199 Woodford Street, Portland, where a funeral service was held with Fr. Frank Logan officiating. Graveside services were at Evergreen Cemetery on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. Please visit www.jonesrichandhutchins.com for additional information and to sign Lorraine’s guestbook.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to: Old St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 279 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101.

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