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Michele M. Hamilton

June 19, 1960 — May 31, 2024

Carlisle, PA

Michele M Hamilton, affectionately known as “Mish” to her friends and family, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2024. Born on June 19, 1960, in Jersey City, New Jersey to Judy and Robert Iten, she leaves behind a legacy of love, education, and community spirit. 

The following from an unknown author describes Michele and her spirit:

“A limb has fallen from the family tree, I keep hearing a voice that says, grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good life I lived while I was strong. Continue my heritage, I am counting on you. Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through. My mind is at ease, my soul is at rest. Remembering all, how truly I was blessed. Continue traditions, no matter how small. Go on with your life, don’t worry about falls. I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin. Until the day comes that we are together again”.

Michele’s life was one of love, dedication and service. After graduating from Monroe Woodbury High School she went on to receive a Bachelor Degree from Dominican College and a Master’s Degree from Shippensburg University. She embarked on a rewarding career as an elementary school teacher for over three decades at W.G. Rice in Mt Holly Springs, Pennsylvania. Michele nurtured young minds with kindness and patience, leaving a positive mark on the community that will not be forgotten. 

In 1982, one day after graduating from college Michele married her high school sweetheart, Jeff Hamilton, in a beautiful ceremony at a community church in Central Valley New York. 

Michele’s passions extended beyond the classroom. She enjoyed all aspects of life and rarely were her hands still. 

Known for her warm, welcoming personality she was always there to help a friend, student, relative or stranger when there was a need. Michele was a pillar of her community. She volunteered at several local charities and her holiday dinners were legendary, filled with laughter and great stories.

Predeceased by her parents, Judy and Robert Iten, Father-in-law George Hamilton and Aunt and Uncle William and Brenda Mastrolia. Michele’s memory will be honored and cherished by her surviving family. Her husband Jeff Hamilton, her Brother and Sister-In-Law Dale and Monica Iten, Her Mother-In-Law Betty Hamilton, her Sister and Brother-In-Law Joan and Paul Schade, her Brother and Sister-In-Law Todd and Lee Anne Hamilton, Her Aunt and Uncle Cathy and Stu Robinson along with their families that will deeply miss her kind spirit. 

Service to celebrate Michele’s life will be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2024 at 2:00 P. M., at the Ronan Funeral Home, 255 York Road,  Carlisle Pa. Viewing will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 12 Noon until 2:00 P. M. Michele will be laid to rest close to her Mother and Father at the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Boiling Springs, PA.

The honor of pallbearer will be carried by her nephews and friends. Pastor Craig Shambaugh, her brother Dale Iten, her Brother-In-Law Todd Hamilton and close friend Glenn Rider will share memories and celebrate Michele’s life through their words.

Michele’s legacy is one of unwavering love, commitment to education, and community service. Her generous spirit will continue to inspire all who knew her, and her memory will be a blessing to her family and the many lives she has touched. 

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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