Martha “Marty” Yardley Hamilton passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Oosterman’s Rest Home in Melrose, MA. She was 97 years of age.
Marty was born in Glasgow, Scotland on June 22, 1925, to Elsie and Andrew Thomson. She was the oldest of six children. During the Second World War, she left school to support her family and journeyed to America to find work. Shortly after, she returned to Scotland to marry her husband, John Hamilton and start their family. They had two boys, John (Jack) and Alan. The family of four along with Marty’s parents and five siblings returned to America. Her mother and father along with Marty and her family established their home atop the hill on Prospect Ave. in Winthrop, MA. Marty loved her home of nearly 65 years where she was an avid gardener, an accomplished watercolorist, world traveler, and enjoyed walking around the beautiful town of Winthrop. She was also surrounded by wonderful neighbors throughout her many years. Above all else, Marty loved her family and friends.
Marty is predeceased by her parents Elsie (Tomlinson) and Andrew Thomson, her husband, John (Jock) Hamilton and survived by her sons John (Jack) Hamilton, Alan Hamilton and his wife Marci, her granddaughter Samantha Yardley (Hamilton) Latta and her husband Nicholas, her grandson Alex Hamilton, and her great-granddaughter Emma Latta all of Winthrop. Marty is also survived by her dear sister Elsie Myserian of Stoneham, MA, her brother North Thomson and his wife Philena of Winthrop, MA, her sister Andrea (Thomson) Smith and her husband Richard of Edinburgh, Scotland, and her sister-in-law Jean Thomson. She is predeceased by her brother William Thomson of Reading, MA, and her sister Joyce (Troy) Taylor of Rye, NH. She is also loved by her many nieces and nephews here and abroad.
A celebration of her life will be held at the Maurice W. Kirby Funeral Home 210 Winthrop St. Winthrop, MA, on July 12, 2022, from 4:00-7:00PM. Martha was lovingly cared for while at home and during her stay at Oosterman’s Rest Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to Brighton Hospice or a charity of your choosing.