John William Hamilton

Shaftsbury, VT – John William Hamilton, 83, a resident of Pine Circle in Shaftsbury, VT died Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at his residence following a brief illness.

He was born in Shaftsbury, VT January 15, 1940. He was the son of the late John Hamilton and Edith (Jesperson) Hamilton. John received his education in North Bennington and attended Bennington Catholic High School.

He married Sandra Daniels on May 4, 1968.

In earlier years John worked as a plumber at Tuttles in Bennington and Wade Plumbing and Heating in Shaftsbury. For 32 years John worked at Bennington College, retiring 2002.

He was a member of the American Legion Post 13. A life member of the VFW Post 1332 and a past member of the Bennington Eagles.

John enjoyed trips to the casino, watching wildlife, gardening, hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Sandra Hamilton of Shaftsbury. Two sons, Michael Hamilton (Candy Shores) of Shaftsbury and Shawn Hamilton (Scott Brown) of Attleboro, MA. Four grandchildren, Michael Hamilton (Dana Keus) of Shaftsbury, Bryan Hamilton and Jessica Hamilton both of Fall River and Patrick Watson (Elizabeth Berry) of Swanzey, NH. Five great-grandchildren,a brother, Richard Hamilton (Linda) of Shaftsbury and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was pre-deceased by two brothers, Robert and James Hamilton.

A celebration of John’s life will be held at the American Legion Post 13 in Bennington on March 12 from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Ken Coonradt, a friend of the family will be offering a memorial service at 2:15 p.m.

If friends desire contributions in memory of John W. Hamilton may be made to the Vermont Veterans Home Activities Fund through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home 628 Main St. Bennington, VT 05201.

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