John C. Hill

Born: Sat., Feb. 26, 1938
Died: Sat., May 2, 2020


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Douglas - John C. Hill, 82, of Walnut St. died peacefully on Sat. May 2, 2020 at home after a long illness.
     He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Sally (Eldridge) Hill; three sons, C. Guy Hill and his wife Donna, W. James Hill and his wife Paula, and J. Daniel Hill and his wife Tracy all of Douglas; eight grandchildren, Ryan, Christopher, Drew, Courtney, Timothy and his wife Alli, Amanda and her husband Chris Stoker, Carolyn and Madelyn; two great-grandchildren, Teagan and Cora, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two sisters, Joanne and Eleanor. Born in N. Conway, NH on Feb. 26, 1938 he was the son of Charles “Sam” and Arlene (Webster) Hill and lived in Douglas 34 years. Previously he lived in Sherborn, MA.
     Mr. Hill was a graduate of Norfolk County Agricultural High School and the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. He dairy farmed in Maine after college then managed a dairy and beef farm in Sherborn for 20 years. He then worked as a driver and plant manager for Varney Brothers Concrete Co. for 18 years. He also successfully showed cattle at State Fairs in the Northeast, PA, and NY. He retired after suffering a heart attack and then did horse drawn weddings, hayrides and sleigh rides until his final retirement. He loved animals, and was skilled in horsemanship. A member of the Future Farmers of America, he drove a team of horses at Old Sturbridge Village. He will be remembered as a true gentleman who loved and wanted the best for his family.
     Because of the COVID-19 Virus, John’s Celebration of Life and burial in Douglas Center Cemetery will be at a later date. Memorial donations in his memory may be made to: Salmon VNA and Hospice, 37 Birch St. Milford, MA 01757. To leave a condolence message for the family please visit: www.jackmanfuneralhomes.com

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Wayne G Hipsley
   Posted Tue May 05, 2020
John will always be remembered for his hardy laugh..........and his love of life. He and his family brought many hours of happiness and joy to my family through visits, Christmas and New Year parties, canoeing near the farm in Sherborn and much more. I remember making a trip to northern Maine with him to haul oats back to Massachusetts, what a trip exposing me to a new world of potato farmers and their farm styles. And then there was the trip to Fryeburg Fair to show cattle........Al Cowan was the judge, what a fun memory. And the beef roasts via the in ground pits, wow what delicious meat, and amazing process, John was the master chef. And then the carriage business, doing what he had a passion for, working with horses, and meeting/greeting people. John had a huge heart, big smile and a never ending love for his family. He will be missed in many ways........RIP my friend.

Roxanne James
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
Please accept our since condolences at this time of grief at the passing of such a beautiful soul. May God grant your family strength and courage as you go through this difficult time in your life. Sending much love your way, stay strong.

Furno Family
   Posted Thu May 07, 2020
Our deepest sympathies to your family at this difficult time.

Lenny and Chros Nelson
   Posted Fri May 08, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Chris & Lenny (Squig)

Gregory and Terry
   Posted Sun May 17, 2020
Our Deepest Condolences to the entire family God Bless Gregory & Terry Gregory Pizza& Restaurant’

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