Lawrence Alan “Larry” Hamilton, 72, of Bardstown, passed away peacefully Sunday, July 5, 2020, at his residence, surrounded by his family and loved ones. He was born December 12, 1947, in Lebanon, retired after more than 45 years of service for the City of Bardstown, where he proudly served as City Administrator and City Engineer. Larry was a native son of Bardstown and part of the proud legacy of advancement of the City throughout his life of service thereto. His education began at St. Joseph Prepatory School, which provided him with his theological foundations from which he loved to frequently engage in spirited debate. Larry graduated from the University of Kentucky, and for over four decades, Larry gave his professional expertise to improving the quality of life for the people of Bardstown through significant advancements in the infrastructure of the City. He lived an exemplary life, was a faithful Catholic, a good Christian, loving husband, and great father. Larry served his community in numerous ways, such as sitting on many charitable boards and serving closely along with the Bardstown City Council. He also served on the Board of Flaget Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph Catholic Church among others.
He was preceded in death by his son, Matthew Alan Hamilton; parents, John and Margaret Hamilton; three brothers, Joseph Marion Hamilton, Charles Bruce “C.B.” Hamilton, and Dr. James Hamilton; and two sisters, Michelle Hamilton, and Mary Jane Hamilton.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mary Ellyn Hamilton; three sons, Paul Blaine (Carly) Hamilton, Patrick Thomas Hamilton all of Bardstown, and Michael Andrew (Jessie) Hamilton of Chicago; four grandchildren, Samuel, Olivia, Lauren, and Emilia Hamilton; three brothers, Leo (Jenny) Hamilton, John (Anne) Hamilton, and Stephen (Sylvia) Hamilton all of Bardstown; and many nieces and nephews.
His Funeral Mass will be 11:00 am, Friday, July 10, 2020, at Basilica of St. Joseph Proto-Cathedral with burial in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 – 8 pm, Thursday, July 9, and 9 – 10:15 am, Friday, July 10, at Barlow Funeral Home. A prayer service will be 7 pm Thursday evening.
Memorial contributions may go to St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Joseph School, or Bethlehem High School.
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