FALMOUTH — Elizabeth Hamill, 80, died Dec. 24.
She was born in 1933 in New London, Conn., the daughter of Elizabeth Warner and Sherwood Picking. As a child of a naval officer, she had the wonderful opportunity to live in the Philippines, China and Panama before moving to Falmouth Foreside, in 1941. She attended the Waynflete School and graduated from the Emma Willard School and Smith College in 1954. Upon graduation, she moved to Boston to work at Museum of Fine Arts and met William D. Hamill II, her future husband. In 1956, they moved to Maine and settled in Falmouth Foreside.
She was always involved in community and volunteer activities. She helped in her children’s schools, was a founding trustee of the Women’s Exchange, and served on the boards of the Portland Society of Art and the Maine Historical Society. In later years, before retiring, she was curator of the Maine Historical Society.
She is survived by five children, Susan, of Cumberland Foreside, Sherwood, of Portland, Elizabeth, of Falmouth, Anne, of Salt Lake City and William III, of Park City, Utah; and four grandchildren, Alanna and Marin, and Finn and Charlotte.
She will be missed by her family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Gifts in her memory may be made to the Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, ME 04101 or the Alzheimer’s Association, 383 US Route 1, Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.