Loraine's Story

SEARSPORT - SEARSPORT-Loraine S. Hamilton, 66, of Searsport, ME, passed away peacefully at her home on January 8, 2015.

Loraine was born February 26, 1948 in Belfast to Clifford M. Hall and Velma M. (Grey) Hall.

Loraine graduated from Belfast Area High School in 1966. During high school Loraine worked summers at Jordan's Dairy Bar in Searsport where she met the love of her life, Wayne. After high school she worked at Merrill Trust Bank in Belfast as assistant branch manager until she came on board as Vice President and chief cook and bottle washer at Hamilton Marine. From 1973-1983 Loraine also partnered with Wayne and helped with wedding photography and also made stunning wedding cakes. She belonged to 4-H, Girl Scouts USA, Eastern Maine Camera Club, Searsport Bucksport Propeller Club, US Power Squadron. She was a lifetime member of The Penobscot Marine Museum and the Searsport Historical Society. She was a member of The Searsport First Congregational Church, serving as a trustee 2012-2014. Her hobbies included sewing, rug braiding, she loved cooking, sports and was an avid fan of the Boston Celtics, Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and Maine Black Bear hockey. She enjoyed family time playing dominoes and Sequence. She loved all the holidays, especially Christmas with family and friends.

Loraine is survived by her loving husband of 46 years Wayne Hamilton, brothers Duane Hall and Denis and his wife Deborah Hall, sister-in-law Jacqueline Knowles, nieces Jessica Hall, Kristen and her husband Ron Alexander, Megan Hall, nephews Richard Knowles, David and his wife Roxanne Knowles, Derek Hall, Scott Hall, and Bryant Hall, great nieces and nephews Alex Hooper, Adam, Renee, Stephen, Kira and Kevin Knowles, Harrison and Jackson Alexander.

She is predeceased by her parents, her mother and father-in-law Ethlyn and Warner Hamilton, brother-in-law Jim Knowles.

A time of visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m., Monday, January 12, at Young Funeral Home, 31 West Main Street, Searsport. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at The First Congregational Church of Searsport, 8 Church Street, followed by a celebration of life in Curtis Hall. Interment will be held in the spring. In lieu of flowers, gifts in her memory may be made to The Penobscot Marine Museum for The Hamilton Learning Center, PO Box 498, Searsport, ME 04974 or The First Congregational Church of Searsport, PO Box 261, Searsport, ME 04974.

Arrangements have been handled by Young Funeral Home.
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