Ann “Nan” Lisbeth Hamilton
With her passing, we lost a beloved, caring and witty mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, wife and friend, Ann “Nan” Lisbeth Hamilton on May 22, 2021, at age 80 in her hometown, Melbourne, FL.
Ann Lisbeth Hamilton was born on November 3, 1940, in New York City to Francis X. Hamilton and Margaret “Peg” Hamilton (Lynch). She attended Coral Gables High School, Class of 1958, where she participated in Deb Juniors, Homeroom Treasurer, Student Council and was also President of the student body during her senior year. Following high school, Ann attended Barry College (now Barry “University”), where she made the Academic Award Dean’s List, was Class President, Social Chairman and Newspaper Columnist, prior to receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a Minor in Education, in 1965.
On August 22, 1964, “Nan” married Richard F. Petersen. They had two children, Mark and Tracy. Early in “Nan’s” career, she enjoyed being an elementary school teacher. Following that, she was a paralegal for an engineering company and then a manager at an ophthalmologist office. Some years later, she obtained both real estate and real estate broker licenses and practiced as a real estate agent and a real estate broker-salesperson. “Nan” also worked at an insurance company as an account executive, where she received several contest awards. During her retirement years, she held a telemarketing job, where she received merit awards and held several retail jobs where she shined for her hard work and great enthusiasm!
Most of all, “Nan”/Mom enjoyed spending time with Mark, Tracy, Bill, Frank, Sandy and her grandchildren. She had a fun-loving way about her and a remarkable sense of humor that will be remembered by all. Over the years, “Nan” enjoyed family vacations to Key West, FL and Franklin, NC, and trips with friends to Yosemite National Park and Guatemala. She also enjoyed “ROCKING OUT” at an Elvis Presley concert during her teen years and two Rolling Stones concerts, some years apart, with family and friends (YES! “Nan” sure was a HARD CORE Rolling Stones Fan!!!) . She also enjoyed kayaking, local nature/day hikes, cook-outs and dances with Sierra Club and Trailblazer Club friends. In addition, “Nan” enjoyed performing on stage at the Melbourne Civic Theatre. One of her favorites was portraying Miss Shields in the play, “A Christmas Story”, which she “knocked out of the park”!
“Nan” was predeceased by her parents and “Angel Baby” brother. She is survived by her son, Mark E. Petersen (Stacy), daughter, Tracy L. Dayton (Erik), grandsons: Mark E. Petersen Jr. (Jordan), Christian D. Emery (Katie), Jacob R. Emery and Caleb M. Emery, granddaughters: Mirissa B. Petersen, Cassandra N. Dayton, Carissa L. Dayton and Lilliana G. Petersen, great-granddaughter, Emma G. Petersen, brothers: MGen. Francis X. Hamilton Jr., USMC Ret. (Sandy) and William A. Hamilton, nephew, James P. Hamilton (Joy), nieces, Diana Glazier, Joanna Westbrook (Mark) and great-niece, Mairin Hamilton.
In honor of Ann “Nan” Lisbeth Hamilton, memorials may be made to PROLIFE Across AMERICA (MN), website: prolifeacrossamerica.org. “The Petersen, Dayton and Hamilton families express their heartfelt appreciation for your sympathy in our time of grief. Thank you for your acts of kindness, love and support.”
A Funeral Mass will be held at Ascension Catholic Church, 2950 North Harbor City Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32935, on Friday, 25 June, at 11:00 a.m.
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