Mary E.(Brennan) Hampton, 71, of Royal Palm Beach, Fl, passed away on February 9, 2021, after a long, hard battle with post-surgical complications.
Mary was born on September 23,1949 to James W. and Mary E. (Birch) Brennan in Atlantic City, NJ. She was the first born daughter, followed by seven sisters. She attended Our Lady Star of the Sea Elementary School in Atlantic City and graduated from Holy Spirit High School in Absecon, NJ in 1967.
She leaves behind her husband of 31 years, James Hampton, her daughter, Therese and son in law, Chris Baluch, grandchildren Kristina and Nicolis Baluch, her mother, Mary E. Brennan, her sisters, Kathy Roe(Andy), Carroll Burke(Dennis), Eileen Hazelton(Terry), Patti Brennan, Colleen Larcombe(Larry), Bernadette Brudon(John), Jami Brennan. As well as many adoring nephews and nieces and friends. All of whom are grieving deeply for her as her passing leaves such an empty space.
Mary started working for NJ Bell in Atlantic City at 16 years old. She was a long distance operator. She saw the Beatles perform in 1964 at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City. After graduation from HSHS, she was one of the first students to attend ACC , studying psychology. Soon after that, she moved to Florida and began a new life.
After moving to Florida with her adored daughter Therese, Mary worked many jobs and touched many lives along the way. She was a courier driver. She was a companion/caregiver. She worked retail and customer service. She loved people. She was a free, fun loving spirit. She was hard working and generous and fiercely dedicated to her family and friends. She loved to cook and to share those meals with people she cared about, to warm their hearts and lives. She also loved to call them out on how they may or may not have followed her recipes to the T. She was a fiesty, adventurous, not afraid of anything, always up to try anything just for the adventure, most unusual "Mama." She always made the adventure seem like the most fun thing ever. Just to be with the people she loved. She liked Halloween and scary things with her favorite people. She liked snow, as long as it was not in Florida. She loved to see the changing colors of the leaves in fall. She was not afraid to stand up for what she thought was right. She would not hesitate to call a person out if she thought they were doing something not right or to harm another. Her lioness behaviour came from great adversity experienced in her younger years. She carried her bravery with her...always. She could be strong willed and stubborn. But in her, what you saw was what you got. If she loved you, she would do anything for you, if you crossed her, watch out.
Mary loved to create beautiful things. More importantly, she loved to share those things with the people she held close. She will be forever loved and remembered for her artistic creations.
Mary wanted her life to be celebrated! She did not want her death to be mourned! She wanted her body to be blowing in the breeze. She wanted to add to the beauty of nature. She wanted everyone who thinks of her to remember beauty and love and sunshine.
At this time, no services are planned. The family appreciates your love and support during this difficult time. Please feel free to leave comments and share stories.
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