Albert Ricker Hamilton, 81

WESTBROOK - Albert Ricker Hamilton, 81, of Myrtle St., died Wednesday at a Portland hospital.

He was born on Chebeague Island, where he was raised and educated. He graduated from Chebeague Island High School.

Albert worked as a Marine Patrol Warden, a crane operator at the South Portland Ship Yard, worked at an electronics company in New York City, and later worked at the S.D. Warren Paper Co. for 35 years before retiring.

He served in the Army during World War II.

Albert was a talented woodworker and enjoyed doing many projects. He was a skilled model ship builder, building many models from scratch. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.

His wife, Pauline Aube Hamilton, died in 1989.

He is survived by two sons, Ricker and his wife Cindy of Falmouth and Gregory and his wife Lori of Westbrook; a daughter, Deline and her husband Lance Harriman of Westbrook; a brother, Bertwell Jr. of Temecula, Calif.; and three grandchildren, Sampson, Abigail and Jacqueline.

Visiting hours will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Blais & Hay Funeral Home, 35 Church St., Westbrook. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday St. Hyacinth Church. Interment will be in St. Hyacinth Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the:

Chebeague Island Historical Society

P.O. Box 28

Chebeague Island, ME 04017