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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Rose Reyes
   Posted Thu May 30, 2019
Please accept our condolences on the loss of a revered family member.

Sincerely,
Rose Reyes

Kathleen Habig Elersic
   Posted Thu May 30, 2019
Hi, family of Danny Hill:
We met Danny when he came to Topeka, Kansas to help my best friend in the world, Marge Bagshaw and her dear sweet husband, Harold (Harry), to move back to Rhode Island. As a consequence, I and my husband, Don, got to see Rhode Island and all that water and also ask Harold what he almost did to me on the George Washington bridge!
Camping was fun! Seeing the sights too! I do blame Danny for taking Marge and Harold home, but I don't think they regret leaving Topeka. Harold and Marge did say they would miss us just a little! Harold and Don where in military service together. I could go on, but I will stop here. Dan was OK, a good man, father, brother, husband, grandfather! ( I'm only guessing this from what is in his obit. 76 is too young, but we don't get to choose. I'm glad we got to meet more of Marge and Harold's family!

Michael A. Moore
   Posted Thu May 30, 2019
Rest in Peace Uncle Danny. I thank you for your wit and laughter and for all the cool things you taught me how to do. I pray that you are at peace with and Jean in Heaven. Say hello to Mom, Judy, Margie, Gram and Gramp for us. Love you. Your nephew Michael

Dayana Hill
   Posted Thu May 30, 2019
I want to express my condolence to the Hill's family. Grandpa was like a father, he always made me laugh. We enjoyed visiting him in Florida and he coming to New Mexico. He always help others. I am going to missing him. May the comfort of God be with the whole family in this sad moment.

“Like a man whom his own mother keeps comforting, so I myself shall keep comforting you people.”​—Isaiah 66:13.

sigifredo hincapié
   Posted Thu May 30, 2019
mis más sinceras condolencias familia Hill por la
partida de su familiar Jehová lo cobija con su santo manto y le de vida eterna y lo reciba a su reino bendice esta familia y dale fuerZas para afrontar este dolor

Paul and Tammy Soffe
   Posted Sat June 01, 2019
On behalf of the Lake Tropicana Volunteer Fire Department, we wish to express our deepest condolences to the Hill family in this time of loss. Dan was a brave and honorable Assistant Chief to our department and he will be greatly missed. He served our community with honor and pride. We lost, not only a member, but a true friend.

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