Edward Hills, Jr., 85, of Middletown, husband of the late Sadie (Walden) Hills, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Middlesex Hospital.
He was born in Middletown, son of the late Edward Hills, Sr. and Grace (Hill) Hills. Ed was a veteran of World War II
serving with the United States Army
from 1945 to 1947. He was a dairy farmer for most of his life on his farm in the Maromas section of Middletown. Ed loved spending time with his family, especially watching horse pulls with his sons and grandsons. He was a member of the Polish Club in Colchester and Set Back League for many years. Ed will be missed riding frequently around town in his 1990 Chevy truck with 350,000 miles.
Ed is survived by two daughters, Rose (Hills) McBrien and her husband Thomas of Portland, Ellen (Hills) Johnson and her husband Guy of Middletown; his son Edward Hills, III and his wife Andrea of Middletown; his loving siblings, William Hills, Dorothy Culver, Violet Jackson, Ruth Morin, Betty Dow and Charles Trowbridge; six grandchildren, James Johnson and his wife
Sheila, Stephen Johnson and his wife Robyn, Edward McBrien, Joseph Hills, Ronald Hills, Robert Hills; five great-grandchildren, Kyle Johnson, Kaitlyn Johnson, Juliana Hills, Parker Rose Johnson and Jayden Bowe. Besides his wife, he was predeceased by his brother, Earl Hills and sister, Evelyn Manchant.
Graveside services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Pine Grove Cemetery, S. Main St., Middletown. Friends may call at Biega Funeral Home, 3 Silver St., Middletown on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to the
, 5 Brookside Dr., PO Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492. To share memories or express condolences online please visit www.biegafuneralhome.com.