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Alan Jackson Hamilton
Alan Jackson (Jack) Hamilton passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Mansfield Place in Essex Junction.
Jack was born at the Hamilton family farm in East Charleston, VT on October 28, 1930 to Lyle Holmes Hamilton and Esther Louisa Buck.
Jack graduated from Derby Academy in 1948. He had his first job in 1945 at the age of 15. He was the youngest milk tester for H. P. Hood. Jack enlisted in the army and served in Korea in 1951 – 1952. In 1956 he met and married Jaqueline Lucille Roberts. Together they raised six children. Jack worked for G. E. in Burlington in the early years of his marriage. In 1965 he went to work at IBM in Essex Junction and moved his family there from Lyndonville, VT.
Jack enjoyed gardening and for many years his backyard in Essex was taken up by a massive garden. Baseball was another of Jack’s loves and he had a love-hate relationship with the Boston Red Sox.
For the last 4 years Jack made his home at Mansfield Place in Essex Junction. He made many new friends there and will be greatly missed by the residents and staff. He was one of the first residents there and delighted in letting everyone know that.
Jack loved music and loved to dance. He taught his three daughters how to dance to Lawrence Welk, much to their dismay.
Jack was predeceased by his wife of 55 years Jacqueline, on November 14, 2011; his parents and his sister Judith Mae Lightholder.
Jack leaves his children daughter Deborah (Mark) Leopold, son David (Kathleen), daughter Diana Dutkrewicz, son Richard (Vanessa), daughter Rachel Hamilton, and son Randolph (Angela), several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great, great-granddaughter.
The family wishes to thank the staff and residents at Mansfield Place. Jack really loved it there and they loved him, also the UVM/VNA Hospice team for their tender, loving care.
Visiting hours will be on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 1pm – 2 pm at the Corbin and Palmer Funeral Chapel, 9 Pleasant Street, Essex Junction with a memorial service at 2pm at the same location. Burial with full military honors will immediately follow at Fairview Cemetery, Essex Junction.