Marcia H. (Penniman) Hamilton, 93, daughter of George F. Penniman and Katherine H. (Hilton), passed away peacefully at home in Northborough, Massachusetts, on Nov. 27, 2021.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, George Hamilton; three children: daughters Deborah McQuade (John) and Marcia Buss (James) and son George F. Hamilton (Theresa); six grandchildren: Julie McQuade Ladimer (Gary), Keith McQuade (Precious), Sarah (Buss) Riviere (Matthieu), Kristen Buss, Benjamin Hamilton and Thomas Hamilton; and six great-grandchildren: Estella Ladimer, Sophie Riviere, Brian Ladimer, Vesper McQuade, Charlotte Riviere and Grady McQuade.
She graduated from Framingham High School in 1946 and was a 1950 graduate of Bates College where she met the love of her life, George. She attended Salem Hospital School of Medical Technology where she became a registered Medical Technologist. She worked as a lab technician at New England Baptist Hospital and Hale Hospital until she devoted her life to raising her beloved family, which was her pride and joy.
Marcia enjoyed a lifelong love of Maine and was a summer resident of Southport Island since 1962. She and George spent 30 winters in Northport, Florida. She was an active member of a church in each of the three communities she called home. She also belonged to the Northborough Historical Society and supported her husband’s love of history by attending many historical reenactments. Marcia was a talented seamstress, knitter, gardener and cook. Supporting her family, church and community was her life’s proudest accomplishment.
A private family service and interment was held at Edgell Grove Cemetery in Framingham, Massachusetts. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at their Westborough church in the spring of 2022.
Contributions in her memory may be made to First United Methodist Church of Westborough, 120 W. Main Street, Westborough, MA 01532, or Ascend Hospice – Marlborough, 100 Locke Drive, Marlborough, MA 01752.
Arrangements are under the care of Hays Funeral Home, 56 Main Street, Northborough. To leave a condolence, please visit www.HaysFuneralHome.com