Marguerite Doris Hamilton (Wickering)

October 29, 1930December 4, 2012
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… until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Marguerite Doris Hamilton (Wickering), age 82, went to be with her Lord on December 4, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Robert Thomas Hamilton in 1979, her parents, John Wickering and Florence Wickering (Phelan), brothers, John Henry Wickering, William Theodore Wickering, James Robert Wickering, sisters-in-law, Betty Wickering, Iris Wickering, Jean Wickering, Barbara Hamilton and Dorothy Patterson (Stowe), and granddaughter Tess. Surviving are sister-in-law Shirley Wickering, daughter Catherine Ann (Gilbert) Martinez, son Gregg Robert (Angela) Hamilton, grandchildren, Jerry, Adam, Jennifer, James, Chazlin, Anthony, Rachael, Elissa, Joseph, great-grandchildren, Jayvionna, Eliott, Lauren, Brycen, many nieces, nephews and countless friends. Marguerite was proud to have taught 3rd and 4th grades in the Grand Rapids Public School System for 38 years. She was a distinguished alumnus of Aquinas College and received her Masters in Education from Michigan State University. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at St. Andrew’s Cathedral with Rev. John Kenny as celebrant, 301 Sheldon Boulevard, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49503. You may greet her family for visitation on Monday, December 10, 2012 from 6-8 p.m., and again on Tuesday, December 11, 2012 from both 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Reyers North Valley Chapel. For those who wish, please consider a memorial contribution in memory of Marguerite to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.


  • Visitation Monday, December 10, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2012
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 11, 2012
  • Memorial Mass Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Marguerite Doris Hamilton (Wickering)

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December 11, 2012

My Aunt Marguerite, was my rock for all my life. She was there when I was run over when I was 2, A nurse was taking me somewhere in the elevator at the hospital. When I saw her I jumped to her arms. I trusted her then and I have trusted her love and understanding ever since. My wife and I are devastated with the loss of her. Her knowledge, her sense of humor, her love and her smile will be forever missed.
Now that you are in heaven, please give my Grampa, my Grandma, my Dad, my Mom, and my Son a kiss from my wife and I. I am sure that Dad, Uncle Bill, and Uncle Bob were still singing and playing the hymm that they sang to Grampa. You know, the one that went "You should see daddy running with his pants hanging down the way that he is running, you would think he's leaving town".
If I can get my act together I hope to see you again..

December 10, 2012

I love you, Aunt Mugget. You will always be my "ace in the hole".

garry & judy goodrich

December 10, 2012

I only met Marguerute a few times.Enjoyed her company. I am so sorry about her death. she will be missed

steve donaldson

December 9, 2012

My deepest condolences to the entire family. Marguerite will be missed by me, as one of the countless lives she touched. I will hold those members dear. Until we meet again....

December 9, 2012

December 9, 2012

Bette Moeggenborg

December 9, 2012

My dear Aunt,
I love you and I will miss you everyday. You were a wonderful person who was loving and kind to everyone you met. I will always remember you with all my love, and strive to follow your loving example.
Thank you for all you gave me in your life: your love, your stories, your humor, your encouragement, your constant support.
I love you.
Until we meet again,
Your niece,
Bette Moeggenborg

Mike Patterson

December 9, 2012

Aunt Marguerite, I love you and already miss you. You were a wonderful person and a great aunt. Until we meet again... farewell!

Kathy Zarnosky

December 9, 2012

You will be missed greatly, Aunt Marguerite. I love you and will always take you with me.

Raymond Wickering

December 8, 2012

I am sorry for a great loss to our extended family members. Marguerite will be greatly lost but will always be in our thoughts and memories.