Lucinda M. Hammond
27 February, 1939 – 9 October, 2021
Lucinda Miller Hammond Feb 27, 1939 – Oct 9, 2021
Lucinda (Cindy) Miller Hammond was a Christian woman who followed her Lord to care for many in the world. She was the third child and first-born daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Miller, born in Frackville, Pa. She attended Immaculata University before deciding to become a nurse. She then attended Saint Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Reading, Pa. earning her R.N., and earned a second bachelor’s degree in health administration at Eastern University. In addition to being a mother and welcoming homemaker, she worked as an R.N. at numerous places, including Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She and her husband David, together with several couples, founded the Children’s House of Bucks County, a Montessori school in 1965, which still thrives today, in Fairless Hills, Pa. Cindy and David also led the first Marriage Encounter program in Bucks County, Pa., in 1970, which also continues today.
Cindy was a beloved mother and friend, known for her warm and comfortable nature, being fun company, a sharp dresser, and having a quick wit. She was a lifelong learner and deeply spiritual, and always insightful, genuine, and inclusive as a teacher. She shared her insights, spiritual books and inspirational writings with family and friends, in an understated and gentle way. She always spoke lovingly of her women’s group, “The Piglets,” who share intelligent, feminine camaraderie. Over the years, she enjoyed dancing with her husband, singing show tunes and being in the choir at churches. She was an artist since high school, an avid reader and wrote poetry. A committed Associate at the Daylesford Abbey, Cindy was the first instructor who gave classes in Formation to aspiring Associates. She was the initiator of the Associates’ Contemplative group and regularly practiced Centering Prayer. Cindy was a cheerleader in high school and enjoyed the many social dances. She tried her hand at playing the guitar and dulcimer and was part of the Ukulele group at Echo Lake when they serenaded the ladies at the front reception. Recently, she renewed her skills of painting at the Echo Lake community and became a member of the Echo Lake newsletter committee.
Lucinda was married to David S. Hammond, who preceded her in death this year, just shy of 60 years of marriage. She is survived by five beautiful children: Katherine Holtz (John) of Pittsburgh, Pa., Lucinda Marturano (Thomas) of Malvern, Pa., Mark Hammond (Moe’) of Kanazawa, Japan, Madeline Hammond of St. Davids, Pa., and John Hammond who preceded her in death. She is also survived by her beloved siblings Donald H. Miller (Claire) of Bethlehem, Pa., Ethel Boylan (James) of Harrisburg, Pa., and Matthew Miller (Maryann) of Burlington, Vt., and siblings preceding her in death, Michael Miller, John S. Miller, and Anne Louise Miller. She is also survived by in-laws, Josh Hammond (Lynn McCormick) of Charlestown, S.C., and Paul Hammond (Grace) of Whiteland, Ind., and from the Hammond family, six nieces and nephews and their children. “Nana” loved her grandchildren Eric Marturano (Erin), Bridget Yoder (Brendon), Oscar and Finn Spiers, Jim Marturano, and Zen Hammond, and great-grandson Marco Marturano. Aunt Cindy also loved her 11 nieces and nephews of her Miller siblings and their children, 15 great nieces and nephews. Visitation will take place at 9:45 am, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am on Saturday, October 16 at the Daylesford Abbey, 220 South Valley Rd, Paoli, PA. The family asks that donations go to the Bethesda Project, an organization that provides shelter, housing and supportive services to adults experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia (www.bethesdaproject.org/give) or to Daylesford Abbey (daylesford.org/support-daylesford-abbey) in honor of Cindy Hammond.
Saturday, 16 October , 2021
Funeral Mass at Daylesford Abbey
Saturday, 16 October , 2021