Patricia M. (Rooney) Hill

August 26th, 2012

Patricia M. (Rooney) Hill, age 73, of Wilmington, formerly of Tewksbury, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on August 26, 2012.

Pat was born on January 21, 1939, in Lowell, MA.  She was the daughter of the late Patrick and Annie (Patterson) Rooney and the youngest of seven siblings.  Pat was raised and educated in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School with the class of 1956.

Pat married Edward C. Hill in 1957 and the couple moved to Tewksbury where they lived for nearly 30 years and raised their children. Pat loved being a mother, she was very involved in her children’s lives from school and sporting events to extra-curricular activities Pat was always there to lend support.  She was very proud of her family.

“Family” was something that was not taken lightly where Pat was concerned.  She loved her family and extended family unconditionally. Pat was so excited when she became a “Nana.”  When she talked of her grandchildren you could see the smile all over her face.  They were a bright light in her life, and she cherished every moment she spent with them.

Family holidays and vacations were always an adventure, and Pat believed “the more the merrier.” Pat loved to decorate the house inside and out for every holiday.  Halloween was her favorite, and most of the time she was the one to dress up and have fun with the kids. Pat’s family has many fond memories of summers on Plum Island at the family cottage, Hampton Beach, and the many cruises that were taken with family and friends.

Pat had an incredible work ethic and was very organized.  She and her husband founded Hill Real Estate in Tewksbury at which they worked for many years. Pat was always helpful and friendly, and she had a good rapport with the clients. Pat also enjoyed being involved in building houses, doing the landscape, and sub-contracting.  She was surely a multi-tasker in every way.

Pat was a giver, and if you needed help Pat could always be counted on to lend a hand.  She had endless energy, and she was willing to share whatever she had. Pat was extremely friendly, and no one was a stranger for long.  She made many friends over the years wherever she went.  Pat will be fondly remembered for her kindness, her caring ways, and her unwavering devotion to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

Patricia was the wife of Edward C. Hill, devoted mother of Eddie Hill, Jr. of Newburyport, Patty Cushing and her husband Larry of Wilmington, Tommy Hill of Rockport, Ann Arsenault of Colorado, Mary Sullivan and her husband Marty of Arizona, Elaine Raposa and her husband Greg, and Susan Aja all of Newburyport, and the late Joseph Leahy Hill. Loving “Nana” of Christie, Eddie, Courtney, Joseph and Caitlin Hill, Patrick, Lauren, Peter, and Thomas Cushing, Karoline and Stephanie Hill, Katie Arsenault, Kelly, Kyle, Kevin, Keith, Kimberly, Kathryn, Kristen, Kameron, and Kara Sullivan, Joshua, Tyler, and Zachery Raposa, Max and Wes Aja, and great-grandchildren Reese Beauparlant, Jayme Hill, and Sophia Del Plato, daughter of the late Patrick and Annie (Patterson) Rooney, sister of Mary Pilcher of Tewksbury, Alice Sullivan of Wilmington, Margaret Hansen of Whittier, CA, Daniel Rooney of New Hampshire, Gerald Rooney of Acushnet, and the late Martha Gray, Patricia is also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.

Family & friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, Inc., 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Thursday, August 30th at 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Dorothy’s Church, Main St., Wilmington at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow in Wildwood Cemetery, Wilmington. Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, August 29th from 4-8 p.m.


20 Entries in Guest Book for “Patricia M. (Rooney) Hill”

  1. Maureen Parsons says:

    To the whole Hill family I am so sorry about your mom. Your mother was a great aunt, always there if someone needed anything. I have a lot of memories of your mom from Plum Island to Hampton Beach, and all the eggs salad, tuna, and chicken salad sandwiches at all the parties when we were young. My mother will really miss her as will all of us!!!! Love to you all.

  2. chris and jean shortt says:

    We are very sorry for your loss, May she rest in pease.

  3. Desi Dopart says:

    Very sorry for your lost. She was a great women. May she rest in peace.

  4. Junie Farese says:

    To Patty and the whole family – I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a such a special lady, a friend. I too have many memories of her. The family parties, planning the “parties”, listening to the scanner, just talking about this or that, too many to mention. When ever I bumped into Pat she always had a family story to tell. She beamed telling it. She was so proud of every one of you. Knowing she is at peace now will help you heal. You will never forget her, I know I won’t.
    Pat – Thank you for the memories. I will miss you… Love, Junie

  5. Debbie (Kendall) DelleDonne says:

    So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I have fond memories of the days at “Gilhooly’s Beach” with her and all the kids. My thoughts are with you all at this time, may she rest in peace.

  6. Ann Menezes(Smith) says:

    I am so sad to hear about your mom.. Not to long ago I was there visiting her and talking about so much from the past..It was a time I will never forget. Pat was a great women, and I have alot of memeory growing up right around the corner from her. She always brought me to so many places with the family. Times I will never forget. Pat you will never be forgotten. I will miss you. R.I.P . Love Ann

  7. Michael Buyckley says:

    Dear Hill Family, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother.I have great memories.The hockey games,And all things large families in S.Tewksbury shared. With deepest sympathy.

  8. Anne Sepavich says:

    So sorry for your loss. Have not seen Aunt Pat in along time. She will be missed….

  9. Stacie Murphy says:

    To the entire Hill family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have many memories of Mrs. Hill. I always enjoyed my talks with her, and her smiling face. You’ll be missed Mrs. Hill. ~ <3 God Speed – Stacie M.

  10. Dawn Osborne says:

    To the Hill family…
    I am so sorry for your loss..May your mom rest in peace. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Chris Osborne says:

    Ann and the Hill family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. May she rest in peace..I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

  12. chuck osborne says:

    To Ann and the rest of the Hill family , I am so sorry for your loss . I did not know your mother for that long, but the time I did spend with her , I knew that she was a true angel . We had some nice talks together that made me smile . Pat was one of a kind . You will never find anyone like her . She was a very special woman . She loved everyone and still does . Pat , God has a new pair of wings for you . You will be missed by all , but never forgotten . Rest in peace Pat

  13. Tracey Costello says:

    Mary and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your lost. Your mother was a kind hearted person. A mother who loved her family and devoted herself to help everyone of them. I giggle has I write this thinking of a funny story. I can hear Mrs Hill laugh as I remember. She will be missed and I beleive she has earned her wings. My thoughts and prayers will be with your entire family.

  14. Don Hill and Ginger Godding-Hill and Family says:

    To Mary, Marty all the kids,,,and to the whole Hill family,,, We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom,,, she was a very sweet lady,, I’ll never forget her stopping by my house for morning tea sometimes,, she made me laugh,,,, love to you,, Ginger, Don, Georgie , Sean, Megan and Kayla,, xo

  15. Alex Gacek says:

    To the Hill family, I am sorry for your loss may she rest in peace.

  16. Michael Jacqueson says:

    I am so sorry for your loss, may she rest in peace.

  17. brendalee says:

    i thought of you with love today but that is nothing new..i thought about you yesterday and the days before that too.your memory is my keepsake which i will never part.god has you in his keeping i have you in my in peace pat xoxxoxo!!

  18. Debbie Mendelsohn says:

    To the Hill Family,
    I just want you to know how sorry I was to hear of the passing of Pat. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.My love to all of you.
    Auntie Debbie

  19. Kerry Munroe-Hanley says:

    Mary & the Hill Family – very sorry to hear about your Mom. I have fond memories of your family since I was very young. Always appreciated how close you all are. My thoughts and with you!

  20. maureen fortunata tempesta says:

    dear anne im so sorry to here about your mom she was a sweet kind person i just learned of her passing i hope your doing well my thought and prayers are with you and your family your friend mo

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