Raymond L. Hamilton, 102

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CHEBEAGUE ISLAND — Raymond L. Hamilton, 102, died Jan. 6.

He was born on Chebeague Island on Dec. 12, 1910, the son of Alfred and Florence Hamilton. He was educated in island schools.

A lifelong lobster man, he was still fishing at 90. His daughter Gail has very fond memories of going out with her father during summer vacation when she was a teenager. Hamilton was known as a story teller and jokester, recounting experiences on the ocean and with friends on the island.

Hamilton was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Mabel; and his sister, Estella Ross.

He is survived by his daughter, Gail Johnson and her husband, Bill of Levittown, Pa.; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a large extended island family.