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Hamilton Ewing Maguire Cossitt

September 9, 1962May 18, 2020

Cossitt, Hamilton Ewing Maguire - Beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, left this life on May 18, 2020. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Mary (Maguire) Cossitt, and sister Anastasia Cossitt Harrison. He is survived by his loving son, Noah Cossitt, daughter-in-law Amanda, and grandchildren, Theo, Ethan and Carys, of Boone, N.C. Also left to cherish his memory are his devoted siblings, all of Richmond: Dwight Cossitt (Jude), Macaria Scott (Bob), Theodosia Bartolini (Maurizio), Cassandra Cossitt (Mike Tighe), Nicholas Cossitt (Megan), and Octavia Winfield (Ted); as well as many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Hamilton was a full-time single father dedicated to exposing his little boy to music, art, and literature. One of his son’s earliest memories was a lesson in music appreciation. Hamilton sat the squirmy four-year-old down and put some classical music on. “Close your eyes and listen to every sound. Music always tells a story.” The lesson rang true with all the music in Hamilton’s canon, whether it was Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Jimi Hendrix, or The Rolling Stones. He also gifted his son with a love of literature, exposing him to everything from C.S. Lewis’ Narnia series to the works of Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Hamilton’s siblings will miss walking with him on Sundays at the Pony Pasture, talking about everything from Alcibiades to Xenophon, from War and Peace to the Marx Brothers. He was quiet, kind-hearted and hilarious. Hamilton possessed an encyclopedic knowledge of football, and knew the dirt on every player, coach and manager in the NFL. His health crisis in 2015 launched a new chapter in all of our lives, as he revealed his uncanny ability to revere the past, accept the future, and live fully in the present moment – all at once. A celebration of his life will take place every day from now on. Express condolences at woodyfuneralhomehuguenot.com


  • Dick Cossitt, Father (deceased)
  • Mary (Maguire) Cossitt, Mother (deceased)
  • Anastasia Cossitt Harrison, Sister (deceased)
  • Noah Cossitt, Son
  • Amanda Cossitt, Daughter-in-law
  • Theo Cossitt, Grandchild
  • Ethan Cossitt, Grandchild
  • Carys Cossitt, Grandchild
  • Dwight Cossitt, Brother
  • Jude Cossitt, Sister-in-law
  • Macaria Scott, Sister
  • Bob Scott, Brother-in-law
  • Theodosia Bartolini, Sister
  • Maurizio Bartolini, Brother-in-law
  • Cassandra Cossitt, Sister
  • Mike Tighe, Brother-in-law
  • Nicholas Cossitt, Brother
  • Megan Cossitt, Sister-in-law
  • Octavia Winfield, Sister
  • Ted Winfield, Brother-in-law
  • Many nieces, nephews, and extended family members, Other

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Mary Anastasia Fleischman-Johndrow

May 25, 2020

To all of you amazing Cossitts from all of the Fleischmans, we are so sorry to hear the news of Hamilton's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Dan Boggs

May 24, 2020

I regret I never met him and share my condolences with Noah and the rest of the family. However, I will meet him at that great event in the future, the wedding supper of the Lamb! Until then, Hamilton.

Linda Hannen

May 22, 2020

I met Hamilton at Robious Jr High in the late 70's. He looked like a renegade but was so kind for a 7th grader. I had forgotten that we had conversations and a bit of a friendship then because soon he was gone to another school. We met up again years later at the farewell party of their family home on Buford Rd and then would chat with him at our Food Lion. Such a nice and charming guy. RIP gentle soul dear Hamilton.


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