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April 03, 2008
Harriet N. Hills
Longtime resident of Hollis
HOLLIS, New Hampshire (STPNS) -- Harriet N. (Robbins) Hills, 92, a longtime resident of Hollis, N.H., and recently of Langdon Place of Nashua, died March 28, 2008, at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center in Nashua.
Mrs. Hills was born May 19, 1915, in Nashua, a daughter of the late Luther and Ethel (Dunyon) Robbins. She was educated in Nashua and graduated from Nashua High School. At various times she worked for Coronis Cleaners in Nashua, the Hollis school lunch program, the Hollis Telephone Company and the Clark Insurance Agency.
She was the widow of James H. Hills of Hollis. For many years she lived with him and their three children on a portion of the Pine Hill Road farmstead where James had grown up before World War II. Recently she donated a conservation easement on most of this land in his name to the town of Hollis, assuring that it will remain undeveloped.
Mrs. Hills was involved in many organizations throughout the years, including the Hollis and Nashua Granges, the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Hollis Historical Society, and the Rebekahs. She was also very involved in the Hollis Rug Hooking Group. She was a member and former deaconess of the Congregational Church of Hollis, U.C.C.
Mrs. hills loved birds and flowers and the changing look of the New England landscape. She had a sunny disposition, a playful sense of humor, and a generous heart.
Survivors include a son, David Hills and his wife, Krista Lawlor, of Palo Alto, Calif., and a son, William Hills of Eliot, Maine; a daughter, Ethel Hills, and her husband, John Zook, of Hampton; three grandchildren, Althea Hanke-Hills, Benjamin Hanke-Hills and Ian Lawlor-Hills; her nieces and nephews, Elizabeth Annis, Edward Chamberlain, Claire Chase, Robert Coleman, Carol Ann McCreesh and Richard Coleman Jr.; and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Coleman and Mabel Hills.
There are no visiting hours. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 4, at 11 a.m. in the Congregational Church of Hollis, Monument Square. Interment prayers and burial will be held in East Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Memorial donations may be sent to The Hollis Firemen?s Association, Attn: Ambulance Squad, or to a charity of the donor?s choice.
The Davis Funeral Home in Nashua (www.davisfuneralhomenh.com) is in charge of arrangements.
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