OBITUARY

Jack Hampson

September 12, 1932January 4, 2020
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John A. “Jack” Hampson, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, January 4, 2020, and is now with the Lord. Jack was born in Paterson, N.J. in 1932 to Alfred Hampson and Anna Cecilia Hampson. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1951, serving as a gunner’s mate on the U.S.S. Cronin, and remained a proud veteran of the Korean War. After his service, Jack attended Fairleigh Dickinson College and worked at the Ford Automobile plant in Mahwah, N.J., before embarking on a lifetime career as one of the nation’s most distinguished new car sales representatives. For more than 35 years, Jack specialized in Cadillac sales, in N.J. and Fla., finishing his career at Dimmitt Cadillac, Clearwater, Fla. Jack married the love of his life, Susan, in 1961 and the two of them shared a beautiful life full of family, friends, and adventure. They were blessed with three children--John, Theresa and David, and in 1974 their cousins Suzanne, Brian and Rex joined the family. Together, In 1977, the expanded family migrated to Largo, Fla. Jack was a man of strong Catholic faith and community service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks, the VFW, and the American Legion. He was also dedicated member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, and with his wife, enjoyed many years participating in Land Cruisers, a local travelling motorhome group. Jack is pre-deceased by his parents, his brother- James Kelleher, and his sister- Ann Cosgrove. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 58 years- Susan Hampson, his three children- John (Gabrielle) Hampson, David Hampson, and Terri (Lonnie) Hill, his brother- Jerry (Jacqueline) Kelleher, and six grandchildren- Julia, Dylan, Eric, Katherine, Derek, and Kelly. A visitation will be held in his honor on Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 3-7pm at Serenity Funeral Home. A mass will be held the following day, Friday, January 10, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Jerome Catholic Church with military honors and a reception to follow at Serenity Funeral Home. “Cadillac Jack” will be dearly missed by many, many family and friends.

  • FAMILY

  • Jack is survived by his loving wife of 58 years- Susan Hampson
    Three children; John (Gabrielle) Hampson, David Hampson, and Terri (Lonnie) Hill,
    Brother; Jerry (Jacqueline) Kelleher
    Six grandchildren; Julia, Dylan, Eric, Katherine, Derek, and Kelly


    pre-deceased by his parents; Alfred Hampson and Anna Cecilia Hampson
    Brother; James Kelleher and sister; Ann Cosgrove

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, January 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Reception Friday, January 10, 2020

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Norma and Ken Kahn

January 9, 2020

We remember Jack's smile and outgoing personality. We remember how your wonderful family always made Neil feel so welcome in your home.
Jack changed my dad from being a hugely loyal Lincoln driver to being an even more loyal and proud Cadillac owner.
May special happy memories be helpful to your entire family at this difficult time

Norma and Ken Kahn

Geraldine and John Dodd

January 9, 2020

Dearest Sue, John, Terri, David and all the extended family of Jack.

It was with such sadness we heard of Jack's passing.
We are so sorry we cannot be with you during this difficult time.
A wonderful man we had the good fortune to meet (Thanks to John and Gabrielle) and shared such lovely, memorable and happy times in Dublin, Florida, Washington DC and lately in Pittsburgh. We will always treasure those precious moments.
May you rest in peace now Jack free of worldly stresses.
"Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis"

BOB NUERNBERGER

January 9, 2020

John please accept my condolences and sympathy for the loss of your dear father. Looks like he was solid guy and another member of "greatest generation" who sacrificed for his family and leaves a lasting mark on those he knew and loved. BN

Joel Le Bow

January 7, 2020

Cadillac Jack was an extraordinary man, radiant in his sincerity, his love of family. He made friends easily because he was always a true friend to everyone he met. Helena and I were so proud to have him as part of our lives. Sue, I weep with you. Please know that I send my condolences to all the dear Hampson family...and I am sending my memory of Jack walking alongside me and saying about John when he and Gab became engaged. He said"Never worry, John will take good care of your daughter." And so it was to come true. Jack was so proud of their magnificent marriage. I will miss him. but. never forget him. I send both tears and love. Joel

Don and Lee Stretchberry

January 7, 2020

Remembering good times. So many fond memories. Sending love and condolences to you Sue, and John, Teri, and David.

Rob and Judy Barker

January 7, 2020

The Barker family are sending their condolences to the Hampson family just old friends from Wayne NJ

Amy Barker Butler

January 7, 2020

Dear All,
So sorry to hear of your loss.. I have many fond childhood memories with your family that will always hold a special place for me.. Thinking and praying of you all during this time...
Amy Barker Butler

Cheryl Miller

January 6, 2020

I am so saddened to hear of this wonderful mans passing. I am so glad I had the opportunity to know him. I always enjoyed visiting with him when he was in WV. Such a great story teller and oh how he loved his family! You are in my prayers.

John Hampson

January 6, 2020

Pops, I will miss you so much and thank you for all you have done for me and for how you taught me to live. I will always Love and cherish our family time together. John

Terri Hill

January 6, 2020

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Biography

John A. “Jack” Hampson, 87, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, January 4, 2020, and is now with the Lord. Jack was born in Paterson, N.J. in 1932 to Alfred Hampson and Anna Cecilia Hampson. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1951, serving as a gunner’s mate on the U.S.S. Cronin, and remained a proud veteran of the Korean War. After his service, Jack attended Fairleigh Dickinson College and worked at the Ford Automobile plant in Mahwah, N.J., before embarking on a lifetime career as one of the nation’s most distinguished new car sales representatives. For more than 35 years, Jack specialized in Cadillac sales, in N.J. and Fla., finishing his career at Dimmitt Cadillac, Clearwater, Fla. Jack married the love of his life, Susan, in 1961 and the two of them shared a beautiful life full of family, friends, and adventure. They were blessed with three children--John, Theresa and David, and in 1974 their cousins Suzanne, Brian and Rex joined the family. Together, In 1977, the expanded family migrated to Largo, Fla. Jack was a man of strong Catholic faith and community service. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Elks, the VFW, and the American Legion. He was also dedicated member of St. Jerome Catholic Church, and with his wife, enjoyed many years participating in Land Cruisers, a local travelling motorhome group. Jack is pre-deceased by his parents, his brother- James Kelleher, and his sister- Ann Cosgrove. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 58 years- Susan Hampson, his three children- John (Gabrielle) Hampson, David Hampson, and Terri (Lonnie) Hill, his brother- Jerry (Jacqueline) Kelleher, and six grandchildren- Julia, Dylan, Eric, Katherine, Derek, and Kelly. A visitation will be held in his honor on Thursday, January 9, 2020, from 3-7pm at Serenity Funeral Home. A mass will be held the following day, Friday, January 10, 2020 at10:30 a.m. at St. Jerome Catholic Church with military honors and a reception to follow at Serenity Funeral Home. “Cadillac Jack” will be dearly missed by many, many family and friends.