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Thomas L. Hill, Sr.

Family & friends are invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, September 21st, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the Vertuccio & Smith Home Hill, Thomas PCfor Funerals, 773 Broadway (Route 107),Revere for Thomas L. Hill, Sr., who died following a lengthy confinement at the Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea on Wednesday, September 16th. Mr. Hill’s funeral mass will follow the visitation at Immaculate Conception Church (corner of Beach St. & Winthrop Ave.), REVERE at 11:30 a.m.

Born & raised at Revere, he attended, both I.C. Grammar School & I.C. HIGH School, graduating in 1940. He entered the US Army in November of 1942 and was discharged as a Sergeant in December of 1945. Tom served in WWII as a Radio Operator in New Guinea, Philippines, Okinawa & with the “ARMY of the OCCUPATION” in JAPAN WITH THE Fifth Air Corps on a Crash Boat Air Sea Rescue Crew. He served a total of 38 months; twenty & a half months of which were in the Pacific ,overseas. Seventy years ago, this past March, Tom became a staunch member of the American Legion Post #61 of Revere, shortly after, he joined the Revere Lodge of Elks #1171. This past March 15th, 2015, he was presented a CERTIFICATE OF CONTINUOUS MEMBERSHIP, recognizing his seventy years of continuous membership. In the 1950s, Tom was elected statewide, as one of four delegates to attend the NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE LEGION. In 1968, he was appointed to the INAUGURAL COMMITTEE OF RICHARD NIXON AND In 1972, joined the festivities in Washington, as Lead Attendant to the wives of the recipients of the “MEDAL OF HONOR” and their families. In 1947, he founded the Hill Insurance AGENCY, along with his late wife, Florence. Later, his sons, Jim & Tom, Jr. would join the firm and continue to this day. HILL INSURANCE has been on BROADWAY, since 1938 in nine different locations. From 1947-1962, he was a Revere Firefighter. His other affiliations were, the FLETCHER CLUB OF WESTFORD, the Loyal Order of the Moose, #994, Green acres, Florida & the Retired State County Municipal Employees.

Tom’s beloved wife of over 70 years, Florence E. (Hannigan) Hill passed on April 22, 2014. The Hill family are known to be one of Revere’s oldest families. Many were involved with the REVERE SCHOOL SYSTEM, REVERE POLITICS & SEVERAL REVERE BUSINESSSES. Both Mr. Hill’s brothers, Herbert S. “Hoodsie” Hill & Sgt. James J. Hill, were casualties of WWII.  Revere’s newest elementary school, “the James J. Hill Elementary School” on Park Avenue Revere was dedicated last November 2014, & Mr. Tom Hill. Sr. was present for the ceremonies. He is the Devoted father of, James J. Hill & his wife, Marie .Judithann Hill & her companion, Edward Simeone & Thomas L. Hill, Jr.& wife Tammi, all of Revere. He is the cherished grandfather to, Erin Hill of Cambridge, Jamie Harrop & her husband, James of Peabody, Jessica Hill-Little & her husband, Jason of Cleveland, Ohio, Thomas L. Hill, III & his wife, Sabina & Jason Hill all of Revere. He is the dear & dedicated brother to Grace Sannella & her husband, Frederick A. Sannella, former Revere School Committee member, & the late, Helen M.”Honey” Hill, Herbert S. Hill,Jr., Sgt. James J. Hill, Revere School Supt. William J. Hill, Revere City Assessor & Ward council member Kenneth F.Hill. Mary G. Cushing, H. Pauline Hill & Audrey Cogliano. He is also lovingly survived by his two great- daughters, Abigayle Harrop & Juliana L. Hill, his two sisters-in-law, Eleanor F. (Cronan) Hill of Lynnfield & Carolann (Hegarty) Hill of Revere. He was the son of the late, Herbert S. Hill & Helena (Spelman) Hill. Many dedicated & loyal nieces, nephews, grand-nieces & nephews & great-grand nieces & nephews also survive him. Interment will be in the Family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett.

Services

Visiting Hours

Monday, September 21st beginning at 9:00 a.m.

Funeral Mass

Monday, September 21st at 11:30 a.m. in Immaculate Conception Church, Revere

Interment

Woodlawn Cemetery, Everett

Remembrances may be made to the Revere League for the Retarded, 200 Winthrop Ave. Revere, MA 02151

 

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