Sabattus- Jean Christine Hamilton (Lyons) of Sabattus passed away peacefully in her sleep at
her home in Sabattus, on Monday, August 12, 2019. She was born on August 2, 1947 in
Portland. She attended schools in Gray. On March 21, 1965, she married her husband
of fifty four years Richard Hamilton.
During her life Jean worked at a potato chip manufacturer, at a microchip manufacturer,
as a teacher, and managed her husband's accounting practice. In 1989 she purchased the
Einstein's Deli Restaurant, which later became known as Hamilton's Family Restaurant.
She performed all duties needed, such as: manager, bar tender, cook, waitress, bouncer,
financial manager, dish washer, inventory manager, and maintenance. She successfully
managed the restaurant for fourteen years until she sold it in 2003. In 2003 she was
forced to retire due to health reasons.
Jean enjoyed her retirement and loved her cats; loved to knit; and loved her
children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was a strong person that coped
with major medical issues for the last sixteen years. Her inner strength was remarkable
and she remained positive despite her medical issues. Jean was a bright star to her
Jean is survived by her sister Nancy Seiden and husband Richard of Wells; by her
husband Richard Hamilton, Sr. of Sabattus; by her daughter Patricia Hamilton of Gorham;
by her daughter Teresa Ribaudo of Saco; by her son Richard Hamilton, Jr. and wife
Yalena of Canada; by her grandchildren Andrew Gaillard, Jr., Emily Ribaudo, Tabitha
Snow, Brandon Hamilton, Payton Hamilton, and Ashley Byrnes; by her great grandchildren
David Gaillard, Michael Gaillard, Mechelle Gaillard, Andrew Gaillard III, and Carter Snow;
and by nieces and inlaws.
Services will be held on Monday, August 19, 2019, at Wilson Funeral Home, 24 Shaker
Road, Gray, Maine. Visiting hours are from 9:30AM to 11:00AM and the funeral will follow
at Wilson Funeral Home at 11:00AM. Rev. Carolyn Plummer will be officiating. Committal
will be in the Gray Cemetery.
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