BAILEYVILLE – Frederick H. Hamilton, 82, passed away peacefully May 10, 2008. He was born Feb. 12, 1926, in Topsfield, son of William and Effie Smith Hamilton. Frederick served in the U.S. Army during World War II, he was captured during the Battle of the Bulge and held as a prisoner of war for six months. In 1947 he married Rachel Brown and they settled in Princeton. He was employed by Georgia-Pacific for 37 years. Upon his retirement, they traveled extensively and wintered in Texas. He was a member of People’s United Methodist Church. Frederick was predeceased by his parents; his sister, Hortense McDonough; his brother, Ted Sherman; his sister, Alberta Hamilton; his sister, Evelyn Hamilton; and his brother, Frank Hamilton. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rachel Brown Hamilton; his sons, Frederick Hamilton Jr. of Philadelphia, Michael Hamilton and his wife, Rosie, of Princeton, the Rev. Brian Hamilton and his wife, the Rev. Ruth Hamilton, of Washington, D.C., and Philip Hamilton and his wife, Susan, of Portland; his daughter, Joanna Hamilton and friend, Lonny Cilley, of Princeton; four grandchildren, Erik, Chase, Rachel and Roman; stepgrandchildren, Adam Northcutt and Tami Clark; nieces and nephews; and a special relative, Harriett Martell, who called him everyday. A celebration of his life will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at People’s United Methodist Church, Baileyville. Those who wish to remember Freddie in a special way may make gifts in his memory to People’s United Methodist Church. Arrangements under the care of Direct Cremation of Maine, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast.