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CLINTON - Arnold "Hamy" Clinton Hamilton, Sr., 81, died June 2, 2002 at a Madison nursing home after a long battle with cancer. He was born July 22, 1920 at Middle Greenfield, Carleton County, New Brunswick, Canada the son of Percy and Winnifred (Lunn) Hamilton. His mother died when he was 7 years old. He moved to Albion with his father in 1935, graduating from Besse High School in Albion, Class of 1941. He worked on the family arm with his father until 1946, tested milk for a year, and drove a tractor trailer for St. Johnsbury, Waterville, for 5 years. He drove a milk truck for Woodland Dairy from Skowhegan to Watertown, MA for 7 years and then worked for Fox & Ginn for 21 years. He also worked for Alsko Air Freight and Bart Air Freight, and worked as a part time driver for Redington Funeral Home in Waterville. He was active in sports in school but especially enjoyed baseball. He was an avid gardener and reader and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a member of the Maine Snowmobile Association, and was recently a member of the Heart of Maine Square Dance Club. He was Past Master of the Albion Grange, and belonged to the Pomona, State and National Granges. He was predeceased by a brother Harry, who died at age 16 in 1942, a brother Burton, who passed away several years ago, and a sister Lillian, who died in 2001.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Betty J. (Colbath) Hamilton of Clinton; 2 sons, Arnold "Sonny" Jr. and wife Jane of Albion, David and wife Jane (SIC) of Skowhegan; a sister Hildred Antworth of Woodstock, NB, Canada, 5 grandchildren and a great grandson. 7 step-children, Deborah Taylor and husband Roy, Robert Hartford and wife Earlene, all of Dover-Foxcroft; Susan McCormick and husband Michael, James Hartford and wife Lynn, all of Dexter; Lynda Patterson and husband Jerry of Lamoine, Lorna Leighton and husband Dwane of Stetson, and Greg Hartford of Franklin; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. He also loved his three cats and they will miss him very much. Hamy will also be sadly missed by long time friends, Pat and Dana Hunter of Hinkley.

Friends may call 10 AM to noon Wednesday, June 5th, at Crosby & Neal Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Newport. A graveside funeral service and committal will follow at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Albion. Family and friends are invited to the home of Hamy's son, Sonny and wife Jane in Albion following the services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Waterville Area Humane Society, 120 Drummond Avenue, Waterville, ME 04901.

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