PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Nancy Hamlin Coccia of Port St. Lucie, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 1, 20 days before her 95th birthday. She was born in South Waterford to Johanna Wilhelmina Jansson and Carl Scripture Hamlin on Aug. 21, 1923.

She graduated from Bridgton Academy in 1941 and Central Maine General Hospital’s School of Nursing in Lewiston as a registered nurse in 1945.

She enjoyed a varied nursing career that included the Army Nurse Corps and the opening of Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, where she held various supervisory roles prior to moving to Florida in 1959. While working at Doctors’ Hospital in Coral Gables, Fla., Nancy was named “Nurse of the Year” by the University of Miami Nursing School students who received part of their training at the hospital.

Nancy’s love of travel began with a trip in 1951 with her mother to her homeland of Sweden, where she met and continued relationships many Swedish relatives and later studied Swedish at Uppsala University. She also enjoyed extensive travel adventures throughout Europe with various family members and friends.

In addition to her family and travel, her varied interests included music, sewing, exercise club and socializing with friends, to name a few.

Previously married to Charles Weir and Anthony Coccia, Nancy married Edwin Hunter Jr. of Port St. Lucie in May 2011.


She was predeceased by her parents; three brothers, Eric Hamlin, Oliver Hamlin and George “Calvin” Hamlin; and her husband, Edwin Hunter Jr.

Survivors include her son, David Weir (Barbara Wine), Minneapolis, Minn.; her granddaughters and their families: Karen Weir (Randy Hammelman), Kinsey Johanna Hammelman and Maxwell Austin Hammelman, Austin, Texas, and Kristine Tietz (Jeff Tietz) and Livia Allison Tietz, Minneapolis, Minn.; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Memories may be shared at www.Yatesfuneralhome.com.

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