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Caroline Dull Hamburger

June 13, 1945June 27, 2020

Caroline Dull Hamburger, 75, mother and beloved friend to many, of Stuart, FL and Chicago, IL, passed away on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at home in The Woodlands, TX. She was peaceful in her final days and surrounded by loving family. She was born June 13, 1945 in Celina, Ohio to the late Earl Dull and Mary Romer.

She is survived by her sons, Peter Hamburger and wife Anna of Chicago, IL, and John Hamburger and fiancée Stephany of The Woodlands, TX; brother Jonathan Dull of New Haven, CT; niece Veronica Lamka of Helena, MT; nephew Rob Dull of San Francisco, CA; as well as by her dear Charles Pettit of London.

Caroline's greatest joys were her sons, Peter and John, as well as traveling the world, furry creatures of all kinds and Notre Dame football. Caroline started her adventure across the globe when she moved to Europe at the age of 25. She lived in France and Italy, and then London for 37 years, before settling in Stuart, FL, acquiring countless dear friends and five languages along the way. She was a wonderful cook and passed an enduring love of great food to her sons, along with her cherished collection of recipes acquired through a lifetime of travel and enjoying laughter-filled meals with friends.

A virtual memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 9, at 1pm CT, via Zoom. Service details to be distributed via email, and is to be presided over by Father Paul Doyle, of The University of Notre Dame.


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David & Karen Dianis

July 9, 2020

Caroline we will miss you greatly at Ocean House in Florida.
We all moved into OH in 1991 and watched her twin sons
grow into wonderful men. Our memories of her, her smile,
sweet spirit will live in our hearts forever.
David & Karen Dianis

Kathryn Herion

July 9, 2020

My thoughts echo the heartfelt expressions of others.
My heart is embroidered in both great sorrow for her family & friends, yet also with joys of having shared life’s journey with such an awesome lady.

A quote from musician Robert Schumann has been on my mind, reminding me of Caroline, : “I am so fresh in soul and spirit that life gushes and bubbles around me in a thousand springs.”

I’m forever grateful for having been around HER thousand springs.

Charles Pettit

July 9, 2020

You must have noticed that two of Caroline’s characteristics are: she likes to have something to look forward to, and she fixes up a new home in no time flat. A trip is planned in advance and in detail. Now she is a short step ahead of us. When we catch up, she will have everything in apple pie order. Something to look forward to.

Betsy Killeen Humphries

July 9, 2020

Caroline had a remarkable gift of both accepting her dear friends as they were and including them in her extraordinary radiance, elegance, and fun. Thad and I extend our deepest sympathies to Peter, John, Charles, Anna, and Stephany. Caroline was a part of my life for longer than I can remember. Caroline was my godmother. Some of my earliest members are of Beardsley, Rudi's long lived and noble predecessor, and the apartment where Caroline lived a few doors down from me on Birchwood Drive in Mishawaka, Indiana. I will miss Caroline terribly. I am grateful that in the past ten years my husband Thad was able to meet and spend time with Caroline and for Caroline and Charles attending our wedding in Alexandria, Virginia. I am honored to have been Caroline's goddaughter.

Janet McCarthy

July 8, 2020

I met Caroline in Stuart in 2016 and was lucky enough to have had her in my life if only for a short time. I have read the beautiful tributes here from her many significant friends. While saddened for my selfish/personal loss in not being part of her life longer, I am so very grateful for every single moment I spent with her.......
Caroline introduced me to her brilliant friends and some fun, but certainly enriching, local experiences (e.g., delicious dinners at Chef's Table, the fragile package at BL, rubber gloves at Taste of Jensen - to name a few). I always admired her impeccable and colorful accessories, her worldly observations and opinions, her deep laughter and naughty wit, and how she simply lit up the space she occupied. I will never forget the honor and love I felt when she affectionately wrapped Lenny's arms around me the first time I was in her condo, and when she gave my pup Rudi's favorite toy (a stuffed lobster from Paris) the last time I saw her.

Oh, sweet dear Caroline, you will be forever missed......

Larry Gibb

July 8, 2020

Larry Gibb writes :

My memories are linked to food prepared by Caroline in her lovely kitchens in London. Lots of laughter with the boys ( now men) about well everything. Then skiing in Megeve together ......

Stuart figures into the fun times as well.

Wonderful memories.

Bless those memories.


Lynn Rada

July 8, 2020

I met Caroline through Anna, her daughter-in-law, and liked her in 2 minutes. She was always very frank and somehow would sneak a few words of wisdom in on how to enjoy life all the time. My favorite memory of her is one evening at Anna and Peter's old house in Michigan. We were playing game of things with her and Charles and having an AMAZING time. Some of the things those two came up with were hilarious. I never would have thought I'd have so much fun playing a game like that with them. There can be some dirty jokes thrown in. 😁 But I will definitely miss Caroline and cherish all her words of wisdom. She was a truly bright twinkling light in this world.

Margery and Rick Wentworth

July 8, 2020

We were so sorry to hear about your moms passing. We got to know your mom while living in FL and ocean house brought us together. We had fun over the years enjoying times with her around the pool, on the beach and sharing cocktails with friends. How she loved her boys! Reading about her life was amazing. She really had a very interesting life. Thank you for sharing it with us. She will be missed - we are so happy we were able to get to know her and spend time with her while at ocean house. She was a fun and always happy person.
Margery and Rick Wentworth.

Tracy Elroy

July 8, 2020

I met Caroline in Hampstead Crimpers hair salon, with her very young twin boys. Years later I was absolutely blessed that I would take care of Rudi and Granary house whilst Caroline travelled to her USA homes and around the world with Charles. I read all your memoirs and every one made me smile as I recalled the names of all her dearest friends and stories of her time with you all. I always meant to get recipes of her famous cook books that she lovingly prepared for Peter and John, such a great cook! Caroline never forgot my birthday, and I always loved receiving Christmas cards with updates of her cherished children and their partners, so thoughtful, she was everything you have all described, I am so grateful that Caroline was a friend in my life. Rest in peace Caroline. So sorry for your loss Charles, John, Peter and Family.

Connie and Dave Collin

July 8, 2020

Our favorite memory of Caroline (among others) would be the innovative and exquisite food offerings she always brought to our Ocean House semi-monthly parties during the season. She certainly will be missed. Our sincerest condolences to her family and Charles.

Connie and Dave Collin