Randall Ellis 'Randy' Hamilton, 65, died Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at his home in Southbury after a long illness. He was born in New Haven, on October 13, 1947, the third of four children of the late Russell and Lucinda (Brown) Hamilton. In June 1952, he came to live at the Southbury Training School. Randy was a gentleman with excellent manners, a relaxed personality and a good sense of humor. Up until Alzheimer's disease caused a decline in his health, he would say a silent prayer before each meal, and would always wait till everyone else was eating before he would start his meal. Over the years he was involved in several day programs, and used to earn wages working in a food services position. Afterwards he 'retired' and was involved with day programs that included habilitative as well as leisure activities. He is survived by two sisters, Marjorie Hamilton Guess of East Windsor and Barbara Hamilton Black, of Richmond, VA, and a brother Russell Hamilton, Jr. of Minneapolis, MN, 12 nieces & nephews and many great-nieces & nephews. Family & friends may attend his Graveside Service held on Monday Nov. 5, 2012 at 10:00 AM in Hamden Plains Cemetery, 321 Circular Ave, Hamden. A memorial service at STS is planned for a later date. Arrangements are in care of BEECHER & BENNETT FUNERAL HOME, 2300 Whitney Ave, Hamden.

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  1. I WAS SADDENED TO HEAR ABOUT RANDY’S PASSING. I KNOW THAT HE WAS WITH FABULOUS PEOPLE WHO CARED ABOUT HIM A LOT AT STS WHEN HE PASSED. HE WAS SO SWEET, GENTLE AND LOVING. HE WILL BE TREMENDOUSLY MISSED AS ONE OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS AT STS.

  2. Terry and I had the pleasure of working with Randy for several years in Food Services. His sweet, gentle nature, reputation for being a classy dresser, and his sense of humor made everyday a fun adventure. Randy always made his needs known without saying a word. The world is a sadder place without Mr. Hamilton and his dapper smile!!

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