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Glenwood Eugene Hill
Glenwood “Blakie” E. Hill, 77, a longtime resident of Bridgewater passed away at his home on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 surrounded by his loving family. “Blakie” as he was known by those who knew him was born on April 27, 1940, the son of Adna and Marjorie (Sprague) Hill, the last baby born in Old Hill Village. He was a graduate of Bristol Memorial High School, class of 1958. Prior to building his home and settling down in Bridgewater he had resided in Hill, New Hampton, Danbury and Bristol. In his younger years Blakie worked part time with his brother doing masonry work but spent the majority of his years employed by IPC/Freudenberg NOK as a press operator before moving into the maintenance department and later into the security booth.
Blakie had many loves in his life, first and foremost his family. He also had a love of country music, NASCAR, local stockcar racing, the Red Sox, Patriots and Celtics. He enjoyed playing and coaching softball, bowling and attending his grandsons’ many basketball games, even joining in the weekend adventures when their AAU tournaments took them out of state. Blakie was even known to share his singing of “The Auctioneer Song” when called upon to do so.
Blakie was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Ralph Wentworth, Clayton Hill, Linwood Hill and George Hill who is still listed as missing in action during the Korean Conflict; his sisters Virginia Hill Gibbs and Ruby Hill Loisel. He was also predeceased by his beloved grandson Marcus Moulton.
He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Shirley (Tucker) Hill, son George and wife Ruby Hill of Danbury, daughter Melody and husband Harry Moulton Jr of Bridgewater. Grandchildren Marissa Rounds of Bridgewater, Patrick Hill of Bristol, Lauren Hill Moran of Danbury, Farran Hill of Bridgewater, Aidan Hill of Danbury, Eva Hill of Danbury and Timothy Moulton of Plymouth. He had 5 great grandchildren, Ricky Moran and Matthew Moran of Danbury, Brody Hill and Callie Hill of Bristol and David Keegan Farr of Bridgewater. His sisters Alice Townsend of Bow and Veronica Puffinburger of Salisbury, many nieces and nephews including his very close nephew, Kenneth Fogg of Andover.
Blakie will always be remembered as a wonderful husband, Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa. He had an amazing love for his grandchildren and great grandchildren that was evident to all who knew him. Heaven has gained another amazing angel and this world has lost a loving and kind hearted gentleman.
Per Blakie’s wishes there will be no public calling hours or funeral services. A celebration of life is being planned. In lieu of flowers donations in Blakie’s memory can be made to NANA, 214 Lake Street, Bristol NH 03222.