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Loving Husband, Father, Devoted Deacon Horace Hamor, 67

Calling hours scheduled for Sunday afternoon in Woodbury.

Deacon Horace Hamor, Jr. Photo Credit: Maiorano Funeral Home
Deacon Horace Hamor, Jr. Photo Credit: Maiorano Funeral Home
Obituary provided by Maiorano Funeral Home.

Deacon Horace G. Hamor, Jr., age 67, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at his home. He was the devoted husband of Mary Elaine (Lucian) Hamor, his wife of 38 years.

Deacon Horace was born on April 9, 1946, in Blackpool Lancashire, England, son of Wendolene (Hamilton) Hamor of Pensacola, Fla. and the late Horace G. Hamor, Sr.

Horace was a graduate of Hope High School in Providence, R.I. He earned his Associates Degree from Post College and his Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Marketing from The University of New Haven.

Horace held numerous positions throughout his career, including S.N.E.T.; Rockwell International; Philips, Brooks & Gladwin; General Data Comm; and Business Manager for St. Teresa of Avila Church, where he worked for over 10 years until the time of his illness.

He was ordained a Deacon in June of 2006 at St. Joseph’s Cathedral. Through his diaconate he touched the lives of so many parishioners with his homilies and spiritual guidance.

He also instituted a prayer line, "You've Got a Friend in Me," through the church.

Horace lived a life of helping others through many volunteer organizations. He was a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America for more than 30 years. He served as the District Chairman of Tamarack District from 1975-1977 and District Chairman of the Mattatuck District. He was also Cub Master of Pack 54 in Woodbury and was awarded the prestigious Silver Beaver Award in March of 1992.

He was an Adjunct Professor at Post University and was also the first President of the Post College Alumni Association from June 1981 to June 1983. Horace also served as the President of Connecticut Friends of Adopted Children, Inc., and President of St. Teresa's Men's Club. He taught CCD for a number of years, and was a hospice volunteer and Chaplain at Waterbury Hospital.

In addition to his mother Wendolene and his wife Mary Elaine, Deacon Horace is survived by his son, Justin Hamor and his fiancée Amanda Donaldson of Stamford, and his daughter, Julianna Hamor of Newport, R.I., both formerly of Woodbury. He also leaves behind his brother Ian Hamor of Pensacola, Fla., and his sister Wendolyn Medlock of New Mexico. He will be deeply missed by his brother-in-law, Matthew and his wife Catherine Lucian of Cheshire, as well as his niece Tara and nephews Matthew Jr. and David.

Horace enjoyed spending time on the porch with his family and friends and enjoying nature. He had a great love for animals, especially his dogs Chance and Jager. He loved spending time vacationing. His favorite getaways included Newport, R.I., Eastham, Mass., and the Stonehurst Manor in North Conway, N.H.

Deacon Horace's family would like to thank the nurses and staff of VNA Northwest, Inc., especially Sarah, Ashley, Malisa, Marcia, Carol, and Gail for their outstanding and compassionate care shown to him and his family during the time of his illness.

The funeral will be held on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. from Maiorano Funeral Home, 95 Willow St., Waterbury to St. Teresa of Avila Church in Woodbury for a Mass at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Family and friends may call at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Woodbury on Sunday afternoon from 3 p.m. 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made in Deacon Horace’s name to: St. Teresa of Avila Church, 146 Main St. South, Woodbury, CT 06798 or VNA Northwest, Inc., 607 Bantam Road, Unit F, Bantam, CT 06750.

For more information and online condolences visit www.maioranofuneralhome.com.

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