Thelma F. Hamilton, 93, passed away Sept. 21, 2016, at a Houlton healthcare facility. She was born Aug. 31, 1923, in Springfield, the daughter of Robert and Flossie (Staples) Dill. Thelma loved her family dearly and was a wonderful homemaker and mother, and was a wonderful friend. She enjoyed cooking and gardening.
She is survived by five children Bernard S. Austin, Jr., and Janet of Springfield, Bea Clendenning of Brewer, Roger E. Austin and Lori of Wytopitlock, Wanda B. Avery and Peewee of Milford, and Lynda M. Knights and Roland Jr., of Bancroft; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three sisters, Bernice, Theo and Judy; many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at Madigan Estates for the excellent care Thelma received. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the activities fund at Madigan Estates.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at Wytopitlock Cemetery, with the Rev. Peewee Avery and the Rev Steve Waite officiating. Condolences may be expressed at www.clayfuneralhome.com.