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Daniel G. Hill

April 10, 1937 ~ December 3, 2018 (age 81)
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Daniel Gordon Hill April 10, 1937 – December 3, 2018

Dan was born on April 10,1937 in Clinton Mass. He was the son of Gordon E and Ann S (Kubiac) Hill. He attended St Cecelia’s Parochial School and was a 1954 Graduate of Leominster High School. He enlisted in the Air Force following graduation and is a Veteran of the Korean Era.

He served in the 619th TAC Control Squadron, Eighth Air Force in Germany and France in a security net. He was honorably discharged in 1958. He then attended the University of Massachusetts on the Korean GI Bill graduating with a BA in Finance in 1963.

Dan spent the next 50 years as an insurance adjuster beginning with the General Adjustment Bureau for 25 years then finishing with Eastern Adjustment Company. He was well known in the insurance industry in New England. He was a past member of the New England Claims Executives, The Adjusters Round Table of Boston and the Blue Goose of New England.

He was an avid sportsman his entire life. He not only loved following the Boston Pro teams but he also actively participated in sports as a player and as a coach for baseball and hockey. He began playing baseball on the sandlots of Leominster. He was a member of the 1952 Babe Ruth All-Star Baseball Team that won the State Championship. He later played for Leominster High School and the American Legion. While in the Air Force he played baseball and football. Upon his return from the Air Force he played for the local men’s baseball and softball teams for many years.

He and his brother Tom were coaches of American Little League Youth Baseball and Leominster Youth Hockey. They enjoyed many years of competition playing their teams against each other. He also played for the Fun Time Hockey League in Fitchburg.

His hobbies included golfing, camping, fishing and hunting. He enjoyed hunting in Vermont in the northeast kingdom with his life-long friends Anthony “Bim” Montaquila and Gerry “Jakes” Grenache. He also enjoyed spending time at his summer home in York ME.

He was a past member of the Knights of Columbus FOE 477 eagles and is a lifetime member of the Franco American Vets.

He was predeceased by his beloved son Michael, his parents Ann and Gordon Hill and his brothers Tom and Gary. 

Survivors include Sandi Hill of Shirley and daughter Melissa Strazzullo and husband Adam and grandchildren Dominic, Salvatore and Gina of Fitchburg, former wife Rita Hill of Leominster, daughter Dani Hill Ciampo and grandsons Anthony and Michael of Hudson NH, daughter Deborah Boucher and her 3 children and her 3 grandchildren, son Corey Kucala his partner Dominique Berube and grandsons Kyren and Michael of Leominster, son-in-law Donald Beairsto of Statham NH and sister in law Ann Levesque of Lunenburg. Nephews include Kevin Hill, Tom Hill and Ricky Hill and nieces Karen Russo and Kelly Haynes along with many grand nieces and nephews.

He leaves behind two lifelong friends Anthony “Bim” Montaquila and Gerry “Jakes Grenache.

Dan’s funeral service will be held on Monday, December 10th from the Silas F. Richardson & Son Funeral Home, 106 West Street, Leominster with a mass at 11 am in St. Leo’s Church, 128 Main Street, Leominster. Burial with military honors will be in St. Leo’s Cemetery, Leominster. Calling hours will be held on Sunday, December 9th from 3-6 pm in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the foundation for stroke victims - Tedy’s Team 78 South Street Wrentham Ma 02093 Attn: Memorials or any charities of your choice.

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