Daniel Edward Hill, Jr.

Born: Wed., Feb. 10, 1943
Died: Tue., May 28, 2019


Memorial Service

6:00 PM Fri., May 31, 2019
Location: Gagne-Piechowski Funeral Home


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Daniel “Chief” was courageous in his 30 year battle with prostate cancer. He was the son of the late Daniel E. Hill, Sr. and Dorothy (Osborne) Hill. He is predeceased by his sisters Barbara Moore, Marjorie Bagshaw, & Julia “Judy” Eick, all of Coventry, Rhode Island and his loving wife of 50 years, Jeannine (July 23, 2014). He is survived by his Children Daniel Hill III (Jill), Karen Knight (Kenneth), Brian Hill (Dayana) and 8 grandchildren- Nicolle, Daniel IV, Hannah, Emily, Mackenzie, Harrison, Timothy and Lucas. He is also survived by numerous brothers and sisters in law, nieces and nephews.

He was a lifelong firefighter, serving the community wherever he lived for more than 60 years. He retired as Fire Chief of the Washington Fire Department in Coventry, Rhode Island in 1982. He owned and operated Campers World in Griswold, Connecticut while also serving in the Jewett City Fire Department until moving to Sugar Hill, New Hampshire to pursue his dream of living in upstate New Hampshire. There, he owned and operated a sporting goods store in Lincoln, New Hampshire and also worked at Burndy until he became ill. In 2005, he retired to Dunnellon, Florida where he continued in service with the Lake Tropicana Volunteer Fire Department as Assistant Fire Chief.

He enjoyed camping, model trains, anything firetruck related, hunting and target shooting, music and spending time with family.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to https://cancer.dartmouth.edu/donate.html or cancer research of donor’s choice.

A memorial service with fireman honors will be held 6:00PM Friday May 31, 2019 at the Gagne Piechowski Funeral Home 490 Voluntown Road Jewett City, CT.  Burial will be at private and at the convenience of the family.

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