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Gertrude (Aubin) Hillard

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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. -- Gertrude (Aubin) Hillard, 86, of Loftus Street, North Adams, died Friday, March 25, 2005, at the Williamstown Commons.

She was born in North Adams on May 16, 1918 a daughter of the late Frederick and Gertrude (Strong) Aubin. She attended schools in North Adams, including the former St. Joseph Parochial High School.

She was a devoted homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother. She was a longtime communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church, North Adams.

She was the widow of the late William Edmond Hillard, whom she married Aug. 24, 1935 in St. Francis of Assisi Church. He died Feb. 1, 1971.

Survivors include six daughters, Shirley Cote of Winter Park, Fla., Dorothy DuPont of Danbury, Conn., Mary Vidal of Pownal, Vt., Patricia Corbosiero of North Adams, Nancy Rumbolt of North Adams and Phyllis Richardson of Shelton, Wash.; three sons, William Hillard of Adams, Gary Hillard of North Adams and Bruce Hillard of North Adams; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.

She was predeceased by two daughters, Marilyn Felix and Donna LaPlante; one son, Robert A. Hillard Sr.; and one sister, Evelyn Wilson.

Funeral services for Gertrude (Aubin) Hillard will take place Thursday at 10:15 a.m. at the Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, followed by a liturgy of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church. Burial will follow in Southview Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial donations are suggested for the Alzheimer’s Association through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Mar. 28, 2005
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