Celeste A. Hamilton

Celeste A. Hamilton, 67, of Enola passed away on Friday, July 29, 2016 at her home.

Celeste served as Pastoral Assistant at St. Francis in Harrisburg and Our Lady of Lourdes in Enola from 1977 until her retirement providing a plethora of services.

She co-founded the St. Francis Soup Kitchen, worked with Habitat for Humanity, and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

She continued in her ministries of Our Lady of Lourdes in administrative and pastoral skills touching the lives of many people in the Enola area through her care and deep sensitivity.

Celeste was a woman reflecting the Heart of Jesus Christ and social ministries in the Catholic Church.

Surviving is her mother, Florence A. Rider of Highspire, PA; a sister, Russanne (Hamilton) Kuhn, wife of Thomas M. Kuhn of Shirleysburg, PA; a nephew, Larry E. Peck, Jr. of Newville, PA; a niece, Lori J. (Peck) McFarlin of Merritt Island, FL; 4 great nephews, and 1 great niece.

She was preceded in death by her father, Russell H. Hamilton.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 from 7PM-9PM at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 225 Salt Rd. Enola, PA.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on August 4, 2016 at 11AM at the church.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Francis Soup Kitchen 1439 Market St. Harrisburg, PA 17104.

The Sullivan Funeral Home and the Dailey Funeral Home are honored to serve the Hamilton family.




It is hard to sum up the life of one who devoted their life to God and all his works. We are Blessed to have known her when she was at Our Lady of Lourdes. Seeing her smile made us smile and it was always a privilege to hear her sing at Mass, voice of an angel.
We will miss her but know the last few years have been hard on her as her health declined. God has a new angel for his choir.
Rest in peace dear Celeste.


It's with saddened and loving hearts that we say farewell to our longtime friend, Celeste Hamilton. Her love and kindness to our family will be treasured always. She is at peace and singing with angel wings. Her light will shine forever. God bless.


So sad to learn of Celeste's passing. The last few years have not been easy for her. She gave so much of herself to others and rarely let on about her own difficulties. Sorry to have missed her Mass.
The Steiner Family

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