Obituary: Jane Duffield Hamilton Warriner
Jane was born April 26, 1937, in Flushing, New York to Henry and Jane (Waller) Hamilton. The family moved to Darien in 1939, and Jane attended Hindley School and the Darien Junior High School. She graduated from the Westover School in 1955, and later served on its board of governors.
Jane married in 1956, and moved from Darien to the Philadelphia area. A resident of St. Augustine since 2007, Jane also had homes and spent much of her time in Philadelphia and Montrose, Pennsylvania, and Auchmithie, Scotland, which she considered to be her true home. One of Jane's proudest accomplishments was earning her shepherd's crook and caring for the flock on the Isle of Gometra, Scotland. In 2011 she established the Jane Davey Hamilton Endowment to provide information and support to the Down Syndrome community.
Jane was an avid tennis player, most recently playing women’s league tennis at Marsh Creek Country Club, St Augustine, where she and her daughter, Eliza, were partners. She was a devout parishioner at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church in St Augustine, where she was on the altar guild. Jane was also active at Christ Church in Philadelphia, and was a proud member of the Merion Cricket Club, The Assemblies, The Philadelphia Orpheus Club, and the Montrose Club.
Jane was preceded in death by her infant son, Reuel; her loving husband John "Dody" Warriner, and her younger brother, Peter Hamilton. She is survived by her beloved partner and friend of 30 years, Edward K. Klees; her older brother, H. Davey Hamilton (Lucy) of Darien, her five children, Eliza Putnam (Mats) Ander, Nancy Putnam, Meredith Putnam (Bill) Mitchell, John D. Warriner Jr. (Gaby), and Sarah Warriner; her nephew, Henry W. Hamilton; her six grandchildren, Ian and Anna Warriner and Lindsay Warriner (Corey) Golden, Henning Ander, and Addison and Henry Mitchell; and great-grandson, Dominic Golden.
A service to celebrate Jane’s life was held at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church in St. Augustine on November 9th.
Please consider donations in Jane’s name to one of the outreach ministries of St. Cyprian’s: Home Again St. John’s Dining with Dignity program, the Wildflower Clinic, or St. John’s Ecumenical Food Pantry. Other organizations that were very important to Jane are Pathfinder Village, and the National Down Syndrome Society.