Donald Vincent Hamilton, Sr.

  • Born: July 11, 1937
  • Died: August 30, 2020
  • Location: Briarcliffe section of Darby Township, Pennsylvania

Cavanagh Family Funeral Home

301 Chester Pike
Norwood, PA 19074

Tel. (610) 532-3120

Tribute & Message From The Family

Donald Vincent Hamilton Sr., 83, of the Briarcliffe section of Darby Township, PA,
passed away Sunday August 30, 2020 surrounded by loved ones. He will now spend eternity with his wife of 55 years, Mary Hamilton (née McMullan). Don is survived by his son and daughter-in- law, Peter and Denise Hamilton ( née Pinto) and their children Matthew and Zachary; His daughter and son-in-law, Joanne DiFrancesco (née Hamilton), Joseph DiFrancesco and their children Reese, Damian and Joey; His son and daughter-in-law, Donald Hamilton Jr. and Gina Zagone and their son Draven; His son and daughter-in-law, Andrew Sr. and Aimee Hamilton (née Archer) and their children, Andrew Jr., Benjamin, Christian, Brianna and Joshua.
Don was born July 11,1937. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army. He worked as a purchasing agent for Day and Zimmerman Co. for over 30 years. Don was a baseball coach, Boy-scout leader and counselor, and member of the VFW. He enjoyed crossword puzzles, westerns, tv shows with subtitles and big band music. His favorite thing to do was spend time with his family at their vacation home in Ocean View, Delaware.
Mass will be held at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, 1 Fatima dr, Secane, PA 19018, Wednesday September 2, 2020 at 11:00 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Don's honor to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Arrangements are with Cavanagh Funeral Home, Norwood, PA,


Condolence & Memory Journal

I had the pleasure of being Mr. Hamilton's neighbor for the last 8 years. He was always a gentleman and a kind soul. He enjoyed watching all the children play outside. He would tell me stories about how there were so many more children on the street playing when his family was young and growing. He shared a lot about the things he enjoyed in his past, Boy Scouts, being a baseball coach; and serving our country. What he always seemed most proud of was marrying the love of his life and raising 4 kids that he was extremely proud of. I'm so sorry for the loss of Mr. Hamilton; especially for his family who lost a great man; father, grandfather & friend. He is happy in Heaven with his bride, who he's missed every day.

Posted by Erin Kelly - Glenolden, PA - Friend   September 01, 2020

Don was instrumental in my develop as a young man while involved in the Boy Scouts. He definitely was a great person and leader. I remember taking the Citizenship in the Nation Merit Badge back in the 70's. God Speed and Thank you

Posted by Ken Dwyer - Carmel, NY - Neighbor   September 01, 2020

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