Katie A. Hamilton
February 26, 1983 - December 24, 2013
Katie A. Hamilton, 30, resident of Brookline, died on December 24, 2013 in Brookline as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was born in Nashua, NH on February 26, 1983, a daughter of Steven H. and Catherine E. (Mattson) Whitcomb. Katie was raised and educated in Brookline and graduated from Hollis Brookline High School, Class of 2002. She was currently employed as an apprentice plumber and worked alongside her dad for the past 8 ½ years at Whitcomb Plumbing & Heating. Katie's greatest love was being a mom to her three beautiful daughters. She enjoyed taking her girls everywhere including apple picking, fairs, Disney World, Santa's Village, fishing, going for long walks in the woods and vacationing in Newfield, Maine. She practiced Reiki and was recently certified as a Zumba Instructor. Katie loved volunteering for fire department fundraisers, having her family over for Sunday dinners and her daughter said, “She was a sweet, kind mother with a heart of gold.” In addition to her parents of Brookline, family members include her husband, Liam P. Hamilton of Brookline; three daughters, Madalyn, Lillian and Caleigh Hamilton, all of Brookline; a sister, Sarah Whitcomb of Brookline; a brother, Shannon Whitcomb of Colebrook; maternal grandparents, Carol Mattson of Brookline, Kenneth Mattson of Townsend, MA; paternal grandparents, Eddie W. and Barbara Whitcomb of Brookline; three nephews; many aunts, uncles and cousins. Visiting hours are on Sunday, December 29th from 5:00-9:00 pm in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 10:30 am in Pine Grove Cemetery, Pepperell Road, Brookline, followed by a Celebration of Her Life at the Brookline Event Center, 32 Proctor Hill Road, Route 130, Brookline. In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Hamilton Family Fund, c/o TD Bank, 104 Route 13, Gazebo Square, Brookline, NH 03033.

Funeral Information


Visiting hours are on Sunday, December 29th from 5:00-9:00 pm in the Smith & Heald Funeral Home, 63 Elm Street, Milford.


A graveside service will be held on Monday at 10:30 am in Pine Grove Cemetery, Pepperell Road, Brookline, followed by a Celebration of Her Life at the Brookline Event Center, 32 Proctor Hill Road, Route 130, Brookline.

Doug & Wendy Latulippe

Liam, Our deepest condolences to you and your girls and her family as well.

Doris McDonald

Cathy and Steve-While I know exactly how you feel, it doesn't help. I wish I could be there for you. You are all in our prayers. She will be remembered for the good person she was. May she RIP. Curt and Sara will be waiting to welcome her, and Ralphy. Life sucks sometimes. All my love be with you at this time.

Grigas family

Liam we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Hold those little girls tight and keep them close to your heart.

Theresa lindley

You know I didn't know this family ... To hear of this news breaks my heart for Heather and her family !!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of sadness may she be the sweet angel looking over her kids now!!! RIP sweet Angel!!!

Theresa Lindley

I meant Katie ... Excuse my mistake so sorry for your loss!

Mick & Susan Pinard

Our condolences to the Whitcomb and Hamilton families. Our prayers are with you.

Susan Bleckmann

My heart goes out to your entire family at this very difficult time. My late husband was in Bektash with Katie's Grampa. She will be forever in your heart.

Al and Jeanie Bradbury

Our hearts are heavy for your family. Katie was a special young woman and Mother. Our prayers are with you.

Jack Murray

I'm so terribly sorry for your loss. My heart aches for you. A friend of Eddie & Barbara

Ed and Patty Smith

Cathy and Steve, we send our deepest sympathy and prayers to your family. Katie will forever be your guardian angel.


Our hearts are heavy over this tragic loss. We will miss her walking through our doors with that smile. She had a special light. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and her beautiful children

Cossette Family, Brookline NH

Although no words can help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. Sending our sincere heartfelt sympathy to all of you at this very sad and difficult time.

Dot & Al Durfee

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Whitcombs and all family members at this very sad time. May Katie rest in peace as she will indeed know her wonderful family will be taken care of. Bless you all. The Durfeees

Bob Gordon

Katie, You were a great girl and will miss you very much. You were 1st class all the way. May the lord take you to a good place I will always remember you. So sorry you left too soon.

Sharon Austin

There are no words I can say to express how our hearts hurt for you all. We are so very sorry to hear of Katie's passing and keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers. With love and friendship, Sharon, Heather & Scott

Perham family

Sorry for your loss. Our hearts ache for all the family. She was such a sweet person. We will always have her in our hearts.

Mark Fountain

To Liam and your beautiful girls, to Cathi and Steve, and all of the Hamilton, Whitcomb and Mattson families, I have no words to express how sorry I am, other than to wish you all the strength and peace needed !!! I am thinking about You All !!!

Tom, Jane, LeAnna, Lyndsey, and Evan Dwyer

Our family will never be the same. Katie was beautiful and so full of life. She left us way to soon but, gave us three little girls that we will cherish always. Katie will forever be in our hearts and we will cherish every moment that we shared with her.

Evalyn Maghakian

I shall always remember Katie as that beautiful 1st grader with an infectious smile and wonderful laugh. She became such a beautiful woman inside and out! My most sincere sympathies to Cathi, Steve, Liam and the girls. My dad once said,"Cherish the time you have together for time spent in love has no limit." May that thought comfort you in the days ahead.

terri willard

My sympathy for the Whitcomb and Hamilton Family,my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Betty Ann Whitcomb

Love and Hugs to Liam and the girls.....Our families will never be the same ,,,Katie left us way to soon..She will always live on in our hearts ...Love you Katie,,,rest in peace my beautiful Neice

Bob Nicol

So sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathy from me and my staff at the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Brian LaPlante

I wish words could descibe how tragic katies untimely passing is. Liam ,kids and Whticomb family I hope you can find piece in this time of sorrow knowing how much Katie was cared for by so many.

Gary Young

Sleepless nights lately, thinking about Katie, her daughters, her husband and her many family members, thinking especially of my friend Steve and wishing there were a way to help ease his pain and the pain felt by so many. There are a lot of folks in these small towns who will help you if you need it. I will never forget her. I wish Katie and all who loved her peace.

Joel & Jean Weinstein

Please accept our heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Kelly (Fessenden) Parker and Family

Sending our deepest sympathies to Katie's family. The community has lost such an amazing person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.

Marc and the Dietary Department - Shriners Hospita

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

cyndie e.

so so sorry for your family's loss. crazy that this happened to someone so young and with such a great family. much love. <3

Lynne Duval

I am so very sorry for your loss. I didn't know Katie personally but I know her mother. My heart breaks for your family and for your children. Prayers for all of you to give you strength during this very difficult and tragic time. God bless.

Bob & Laura Gilman

Dear Eddie & Barbara, we are so very sorry to learn of the Death of your beloved Katie, may the peace of God that passes all understanding be with you all during this time of tragedy.

Jake Creamer + Rebeccah

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the Whitcomb, and Hamilton family. Words can never be enough to ease such pain. Just know she is in good hands! She is looking down as a guardian angel to her and Liam's 3 beautiful girls! Our deepest sympathy to all!

Lori & Rick Montgomery

Our hearts are heavy knowing you all are in such pain. Our deepest sympathies to the whole Hamilton-Whitcomb family and to all that knew Katie. She was a beautiful soul and will live on through her children. God Bless all of you.

Lynne Bloomquist

Dear Liam, you, your family & friends are in my prayers, my thoughts and my heart. Katie’s love and spirit will be in your hearts forever and, in this way, she will always be with you. Take courage from her love and strength from her kindness. With deepest condolences, Lynne


Liam we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the girls.


Liam: My heart breaks for you and your beautiful girls as well as for the Whitcomb family. May the love of your family and the community help you in the days ahead.

Jerry Mason and Charleen Cooper

Our heart and thoughts go out to the family, with special thoughts to grandparents Eddie and Barbara. God Bless each of you at this sad time.


So many of my childhood memories are of growing up with Katie. Swimming at the lake, dancing to ace of base, eating ice cream for dinner, watching dirty dancing over and over again and endless sleepovers. You were such a special person and I am so lucky to not only have known you but to be able to call you my little cousin ❤️ You will be forever in our hearts and never forgotten.

Betsy Dowling

Cathi, Steve and Family, and the Mattson, Whitcomb and Hamilton families. My heartfelt sympathies to all of you on such a tragic loss of Katie. I never had the pleasure of meeting her; but from reading all the tributes about her, I know how special she was and how loved she was by so many people. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this very sad time. Love and hugs, Betsy

The Flynn Family

Liam, we are all very saddened by your loss, words can not express the feelings we are all having for you. You, your family and all the families involved are in our thoughts and prayers everyday and night....GOD bless you my friend


Jeez. Darn. And if I may, damn. Deepest sorries to the family and friends, and a special reach-out to sister Sarah, whom I know and love.

Thomas Finn

So very sorry to hear such sad news and pray that God stands with your family during this difficult hour.

Caroline Mercadante

We send our deepest condolences to the Whitcomb and Hamilton families. We didn't know your precious Katie, but are so saddened to hear of her passing. She and your family will remain in our prayers during this difficult time. Katie is an angel in heaven who will watch over you always. Hope you find comfort knowing her life and legacy has left a mark on so many people. God bless you all!

The Tower family

Liam. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Janis Sheldon

Dear Cathy and Steve, Tim called me from Denver to tell me about this unbearable tragedy. I am so deeply sorry for the loss of sweet Katie. Please know we hold you in our prayers. With deepest sympathy for the loss of this sweet daughter, sister, wife and great mom. Love to all. Janis Sheldon

Neil and Kate Smith

May the heartwarming memories that you have help you through this difficult time. Sending love and prayers. Rest peacefully Katie.

Stephanie Gay

I have no words to convey my deepest of sympathies to you all. The world has lost a bright light, and will be forever a bit darker. I am so deeply sorry.

Susan Hughes

Always know you'll have a beatuiful angel watching over you.

Denise Donovan & Gordon Pittsley

Our sincere condolences to the Whitcomb and Hamilton families rest assured she is in our prayers.

Emily Ekis

Cathi,Maddy, and Family: In this heartbreaking time, please know that you are surrounded with love. Katie's greatest legacy are those three beautiful girls. It is an honor to work with one of them every day.

Jennifer Joy Budrick

Katie had a beautiful heart..Katie and Sarah are such sweet girls.No words can mend.I am devastated for her baby girls.You all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Budrick family

Val Stewart

Words cannot convey the sorrow I feel for the loss of Katie; and the empty space that has been left with her passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you, Cathy & Steve, her husband Liam, and the rest of the family and friends, too numerous to mention; as Katie touched so many lives. Though she left us much too soon, she will live on in our hearts and memories; and her children will be a constant source of joy that she brought to this world and left in our safe keeping. God bless and keep you Katie, and may you rest in peace.

Elizabeth Jennings

Steve, words cannot adequately express my sorrow for yours and your families loss. Katie was an amazing woman. Whenever I saw her she had a smile on her face. When I would pull up to a job site and see your truck I was always glad to see you but I truly looked forward to seeing Katie. She was an amazing person who I know has touched many lives and I know her heart and memories of her will continue to touch lives forever. I so vividly remember the day I first met Madalyn, I was on the big job for Dan Wohlgemuth in Hollis that you both did and Katie came in with this most adorable young lady in tow, Madelyn had on the cutest plaid skirt. I remember thinking how sweet of Katie to have one of her neices with her. Then Madelyn called Katie mommy and my jow dropped. I thought Katie must have been 5 years old when she had this young lady. Then of course we got talking about how Madelyn was such a girly girl and Katie was so not, but you could see the love and pleasure in Katies eyes as she talked about her daughter. Then Liam came into Katies life and I had both of you working on a job for me in Nashua and the customer was adament that everything was wrapped up on this particular evening and you and Katie were in the kitchen trying to pull everything together and Katie is going dad we have to get going I haven't even changed into my dress yet and we are going to be late for the wedding rehearsal. I joked with her about wanting to see a picture of this, her in a dress, she said you will never see it again, but she was beaming. Then she got pregnant with Lillian and she was the picture of a perfect prenant mom to be. I loved talking to her about what was going on in her life and the girls. She had been in to see me about a counter top for her mother in law not long ago and we walked out to her vehicle together and she was telling me about getting certified for Zumba, she was so excited. Katie had a love for life and her family. Ask her about you or the girls and she would smile and light up. I considered Katie a friend and always will. She had a heart the size of the universe. I wish I could do something to turn back time, but as time marches forward I will never forget the positive wonderful things this young woman brought to me and everyone else she touched. Steve I consider you such a good friend as I did Katie and if there is anything I can do for you or your family please let me know. Katie will be missed but never forgotten.

Kim Beaudette

Cathi, Maddy, and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

capt.elmer panther kansas, ok. kansas fire dept.

Sending my deepest condolences to her father and her family.such a tragic loss.especially hearing the stories about her being a strong supporter for the fire dept. Praying for comfort to all she knew and loved.God bless Katie Hamilton.

Andy and Claire Berwick

Please accept our sympathy to the entire Hamilton/Whitcomb clan.Andy and Bim

Erin O'Neil Pena

This is such a tragic and senseless loss to young mother and her family and friends! I grew up in the same town where everybody knew each other so it hits home hard to hear. I went to school with her older brother. Thoughts and prayers for her family❤️

Dave and Kathy Collins

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hamilton, Whitcomb and Mattson families; with heartfelt sympathy.

Mary , North Carolina

I heard about this story on the news. I do not know this family, but wanted you to know that I am praying for you. MY heart goes out to you.

Kris Jensen

Liam, Steve, Cathy and the Family. Words Tears and Hugs can not express how sad and helpless i feel. Know that you are loved like the family that you are. Love Kris and Linda

Pat and Stew French

So sorry for your family's loss. Eddy and Barbara you are in our prayers during this most difficult time


Offering my deepest condolences to the Hamilton family and friends for the loss of your dear loved one. May your treasured memories and the drawing ever closer to God through prayer begin to bring you the comfort that you need during these difficult days of sorrow. (2Cor1:3,4)(Rev21:4)(Acts24:15)(Isa25:8)

Heather Arlan

Deeply saddened to hear of Katie's passing. I absolutely loved working with her, I enjoyed working along side another woman my age in a trade. Sending my thoughts to her family.

dean sena

My friend Steve, I cannot express how heavy my heart is over your loss. I can only pray for you and your loved ones. I have no idea of the greif you, your wife, and her family must be experiencing. She was a wonderful soul, and always a pleasure to be around. I am so sorry.

Jennifer Vaughn

I am so deeply sorry for your great loss. My heart is heavy for you all. God Bless you.

Steven and Christine Mills

Liam, We were saddened to hear of Katie's passing. May God keep you encouraged moving forward each and every day.

Pat Waterman

I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your granddaughter Eddie, please know that my prayers are with you and Barbara and her family. Pat

Michele ( Tomaso ) Putnam

My thoughts and prayers to the Whitcomb and Hamilton family. You will be in my prayers daily.

Dan Grant

Although you do not know me my heart goes out to you Steve, Cathy, Liam and those little girls. We are never sure of which pain is worse, the shock of what happened or the ache of what never will. To lose someone you love is to alter you life forever. One cannot image what it is like to have done what you did Steve, I only hope you can find some comfort in knowing everything was done that was possible to save Katie while you were at her side. I know your pain...on June 21 2013 I walked in your foot steps ...as a Vol firefighter responding to a MVA I held my sons hand, worked on him, breathed for him as my brothers worked to free him for over an hour. I wouldn't of wanted to be at any other place then by his side. Stay strong Brother and know we care you are not alone.

Jaymie Dunlap

Liam & Katies Family..i send my deepest condolences in this tragedic time..thinking of you all today and everyday.



Doug Romano

Dear Steve and Cathy, There are no words. If anyone can get through this, it is you and your family. God bless you all.

Aaron Arlan

Dear Steve and Family, We were deeply saddened to hear of Katies passing. She was a great kid and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Angela & Jon Biathrow

Liam. I am so sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your girls.

Susan Berkowitz

My heart is heavy for your great loss. May you find peace and comfort in the beautiful memories you hold of your dear Katie and her special life. Susan Berkowitz Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston

Bob Ricard

Out thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve for the loss of Katie. We live in Hollis and lost our son Cameron in a tragic car accident on Dec 9th coming home from hockey practice and we are still struggling with our loss but share in your grief and want you to know we will pray for your daughter and her family as we continue to pray for our son...a godd friend of ours , Brian Leclerc had work done by Katie and her dad and said how nice she was...god bless

Mark & Linda Simard

Steve I deeply regret that I can not be there to personnely convey my condolences.. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family. As well as Liam and the girls

Tom and Marilyn Brison

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in your loss of Katie. She was a beautiful person inside and out. May God give you strength in the days, months and years to come. She was truly a blessing.

Al Bastien

Hamilton Family, Sorry for your terrible loss. You will be in our prayers..... The Bastien family.

Paula Miller Thibault and family

Our prayers and thoughts are with your family....God bless your angel... Paula (Carol Whitcomb's long time dear friend)

Barbara (Farrow) Antosh

I would like to send my deepest sympathy to Steve, Cathi, Liam, Eddie , Barbara and all of Katie's Family and Friends.

Stu May

My deepest condolences to the Whitcomb and Hamilton families. Liam, I am very sorry for you loss. Stay strong for your girls.

Drs. Clark & Leighton

Our deepest condolences are with you Liam and your three beautiful daughters. Katie was a patient of our practice & we will truly miss her. Our thoughts & prayers are with you & the Whitcomb family during this difficult time.

Shelley Frey

Steve, Cathy, and Liam, My heart breaks for your family. I am so sorry you are walking this path. Keep putting one foot in front of the other trying to get to a place that you can breathe. Hold those little girls tight. Steve, I work with a fire department in Issaquah WA and my department prays for your family. Know that across the country many firemen’s hearts hurt for you. I am so sorry. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Melissa Dishong

Liam- Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family. May you find inner peace and comfort.

Jason & Susan Mello

our deepest condolences to the Whitcomb and Hamilton families.

Monica Bruno

Our condolences and prayers to Katie's family. There are no words to express the shock and sadness we all feel. May the many happy memories of her life and love keep you strong in the days to come. Sincerely, Monica Bruno and family

Martha Cutter Verville

On behalf of the Ward Family Reunion, please accept our deepest sympathies.

Gayle Lorden Wade

When I heard about Katie, all I could think about was the terrible heartache your family is going through. I didn't know Katie but by the sounds of everything written about her, she was such a bright light to everyone around her. I've always known about your family since I grew up in Milford and you probably know my Uncles Freddie and Frances along with all of their kids who have probably been touched by your Katie as well as all of you. Katie being born, here on this earth was a gift to everyone to be able to recieve her bright light she shared on a daily basis just with her smile alone. As deep as your sadness is now, will be the great joy you will have when you see her again. Everyone has their arms around your family here on earth and all our family in heaven have their arms around Katie now.

The Kindred Family

We send our deep sympathy to you and your family for your deep loss. The passing of time doesn't end the deep pain that is felt when we lose someone dear to us. May you find comfort and support in God's loving promise (Ps.34:18) with each new day. Our loved ones may be gone from our sight but never from our hearts. Katie will be deeply missed by many.

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