clara 'clare'hammill
Greece: October 23, 2010. Predeceased by her husband, William T. Hammill. She is survived by her children, Joseph (Ginny) Hammill, Ann (Nick) Breslawski, Tom Hammill (Julie Aman), Ken (Elaine) Hammill; 13 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; sister, Ellen Johnson; several nieces, nephews, cousins; many dear friends. Clare was born in Manchester, England, where she met her late husband, William during World War II. William and Clare married in England in 1945 and she joined him in the states in 1946, where they would spend the rest of their lives together. She enjoyed square dancing, golfing and traveling with her husband. Clare's family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff of St. Ann's Home, 7th Floor for their outstanding care. Friends may call Tuesday 4-7 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home 1075 Long Pond Road, Greece Chapel. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday 11:00 A.M. at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Interment in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Ann's Community or the Alzheimer's Association in her memory.

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  1. Dear Joe and Family,

    It is with my deepest sorrow to hear of your mothers passing.

    My childhood memories of your Mom, Dad, you and your brothers and sister are fond ones.

    My thoughts and prayers will be with your wonderful mother, you and your family.


    Ken Morrison

  2. I was blessed with having the most wonderful mother that a child could ever hope for. She has been an example for me and my children all our lives. My husband acknowledges that he never could have had a better mother-in law than she. I am also so happy that she was able to see her 2 beautiful great-grandchildren. I will forever picture her dancing with my dad in heaven!

  3. I would like to extend my sincere sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one. You can be assured that comfort and hope can be found in the pages of the Bible. John 5:28,29 and Acts 24:15 assure us of the resurrection to take place when God’s Kingdom, that we pray for, begins to rule. (Matt.6:9,10)
    I hope these scriptures will bring you a measure of comfort and strength.

  4. I would like to offer my condolences to the Hammill family in the loss of their beloved Clare. I had the pleasure of sharing a few occasions with Clare in celebrations with my dear friends the Schimmels. We always had a few laughs and enjoyed our times together. God bless this sweet lady and we know she and Bill are dancing with the real stars literally. Sincerely, Sharon Frost

  5. Ken –
    We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts are with you and your family in this time of sadness.
    Tom Connors & Cathy Nadeau

  6. Will miss your Mom. She was always a pleasure to be around. It was wonderful how active she was. Your family was blessed with many wonderful years with her. My deepest sympathy. Remember all the good years with her.

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