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(December 3, 2003) Reverend Monsignor Lamont R. Hamilton died December 3, 2003 at age 50. Born June 2, 1953 in Manhattan to Morris and Margaret E. (nee Coker) Hamilton, he was ordained November 3, 1979 and was later named a Prelate of Honor by His Holiness, Pope John Paul II, November 25, 1999. He graduated from Fiorello LaGuardia HS for Music and Arts and did his graduate studies at the Julliard School. Rev. Msgr. Hamilton was an Associate Pastor at the Church of Sts. Philip and James in the Bronx, Faculty Member at Cardinal Spellman HS in the Bronx, Director of the Office of Black Ministry for the Archdiocese of NY, Pastor of the Holy Rosary Church in the Bronx, Associate Pastor for the Church of St. John the Evangelist, White Plains, and currently Associate Pastor at the Church of Sts. John and Paul in Larchmont. He was also a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre. Survived by his loving brother Duane Hamilton, many cherished aunts and uncles, devoted cousins, and dearest friends the Shoemaker and Valentin families.

Visitation Saturday 7-9 pm, and Sunday 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Coxe and Graziano Funeral Home, 767 E Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck (914-698-5968). He will lay in state at Sts. John and Paul Church on Monday starting at 2 pm. This will conclude with a Mass of the High Priest Monday night at 7:30 pm. All are welcome to attend. The Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated by His Eminence Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York, Tuesday 10:30 am at Sts. John and Paul Church followed by an internment at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Hawthorne.


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