SOUTH PARIS — Harold C. “Ted” Hamilton, 102, passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Market Square Health Care Facility in South Paris.

He was born on June 28, 1908, in Lewiston, to George W. and Lodema (Abbott) Hamilton. Ted graduated from Jordan High School in Lewiston in 1926 and from Baypath Business College in Springfield, Mass., in 1930 with a degree in business administration.

In 1931, he married Lucretia H. Bonney of Oxford. Lucretia passed away in 1996 after 65 years of marriage.

Ted worked at A&P stores, Lewiston Bleachery and Dye Works, and in 1935 accepted a position with Robinson Manufacturing Co. in Oxford, where he worked for 46 years.

Ted was a good athlete, playing both baseball and basketball in high school and in college. He played baseball for the Oxford Townies and Old Pine Tree League in the 1930s. From 1942 to 1946 he coached the Oxford High School boy’s basketball teams.

He was an accomplished golfer and once played to an 8 handicap issued by the MSGA.

Ted was a past patron and life member of Lodge No. 168 in Norway, and also a life member of IOOF of Norway/Paris. He was also a member and past master of Oxford Lodge No. 18 AF&AM in Norway. He was a member of the first Board of Directors that raised money to start the building of the present Stephen’s Memorial Hospital.

Ted was predeceased by his wife, Lucretia; and his son, Robert C. Hamilton.

Family members include his grandchildren, Robert and his wife, Jill Hamilton, of Easton, Pa., Peter and his wife, Kimberly Hamilton, of Ellicott City, Md., Deborah Hamilton and her husband, John Novak, of Towson, Md., Marcia Hamilton and her husband, John True, of Mt. Airy, Md., Michele and her husband, Kerry McCoole, of Bedford, Mass., and Lynda and her husband, Christopher King, of Concord, Mass.; along with 17 great-grandchildren.

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