Gabrielle Rose Hillman
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Gabrielle Rose Hillman, of Belmar, died unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Delaware Valley College, Doylestown PA. She was a senior studying small animal sciences and computer programming. She was to graduate in May 2013. Gabrielle volunteered during the summer and on most weekends at Associated Humane Society Animal Shelter, Wykoff Road in Tinton Falls. She hoped to continue working with rescued animals after graduation. Gabrielle was a graduate of Saint Rose High School in Belmar where she played J.V. basketball and varsity soccer. She was active in the ECHO Club.
She is survived by her father, Joseph Hillman Jr.; and her sister, Elizabeth Grace Hillman. Her mother, Carol Rose Hillman, died in April 2012. She is also survived by her godmother, Maria Hernandez of Melbourne, Fla.; her aunt and uncle, Linda and Gunther Schmeidl of Wall Twp.; her friend, Michael Pannell of Middletown Twp.; and a host of extended family and friends.
A memorial visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 at the Reilly Funeral Home, 801 D St., Belmar. A Funeral Mass will be offered following visitation at 3 p.m. at The Church of Saint Rose, 7th Avenue and E St., Belmar. In lieu of flowers, donations in Gabrielle's name to the Humane Society of Tinton Falls or Saint Rose High School, Belmar, NJ would be appreciated.
Published in Asbury Park Press from October 13 to October 15, 2012