Joan Hill

Joan M. Hill

1959 - 2014 BRATTLEBORO Joan M. Hill, 54, of Hinsdale, N.H., passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Cheshire Medical Center in Keene, N.H., from complications associated with Multiple Sclerosis. She was born on July 28, 1959, in Brattleboro, the daughter of Irma S. Stockwell Robertson and Stanley A. Robertson. She was raised and educated in Hinsdale, N.H., graduating from Hinsdale High School, class of 1977. Joan was a dedicated employee of the Holstein Association for 26 years, until she was no longer able to work. On March 14, 1987, she married her soul mate, Michael E. Hill, who passed away in July of 2009. Joan then moved to Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland, N.H. Joan was a loving mother and loved spending time with her family and friends. She enjoyed sitting in the sun on a beautiful day, and listening to country music. In earlier years she was a hobbyist, loved to cook, sew, craft interior designs, and collected stamps. She was also a member of the bowling league in Brattleboro. Besides her parents, she is survived by three children, Marie D. Hill of Jeffersonville, Vt., Sarah L. Hill of Brattleboro, and Allen E. Hill of Hinsdale; two sisters, Rose Haynes and spouse, George, of Brattleboro and Kimberly Simeon and spouse, Andrew, of Hinsdale; three grandchildren, Porter, Luna, and Gabriel, as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery, Orchard St., Brattleboro, Vt. A gathering will follow at the ELKS Club, 75 Putney Rd., Brattleboro, Vt, and all are welcome to attend. The KER-WESTERLUND FUNERAL HOME, 57 High St. Brattleboro, VT has been entrusted with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joan's name to the Memorials and Tributes, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater New England Chapter, PO Box 845945, Boston, MA 02284-5945 or Rescue, Inc., 541 Canal St, Brattleboro, VT 05301. Condolences may be offered at

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57 High St Brattleboro, VT 05301
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Published in Brattleboro Reformer on Apr. 22, 2014