What is Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss?

Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Academy of Grief and Loss
Academy Events

Academy Events

Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss offers a variety of services to educate, support and connect with those who are grieving.
Community Events

Community Events

Hamilton's Funeral Homes host a variety of events to serve and give back to our community.

Service Details


Monday, February 16, 2009 1:30 PM Hamilton's Funeral Home 605 Lyon St, Des Moines


Moday, February 16, 2009 2:30 PM Hamilton's Funeral Home 605 Lyon St, Des Moines


Glendale Cemetery Des Moines, Iowa



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Gretchen L. Cerrato

Gretchen L. Cerrato, 65, passed away February 12, 2009. Funeral services will be held 2:30pm Monday at Hamilton’s Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Glendale Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Gretchen was born March 4, 1943 to Dorothy and Tom O”Donnell in Des Moines. She worked as a teacher’s assistant in the Des Moines Public Schools. Gretchen enjoyed spending time with her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nicholas. Surviving are her five children, Maria Cerrato, Vickie Cerrato, Nicholas T.M. Cerrato, Alicia Cerrato and Tina Cerrato, 14 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Gretchen will be truly missed by all who loved her. www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com