HACKETTSTOWN â€"â€" Ann R. Hillard, 61, of Hackettstown, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, at Hackettstown Regional Medical Center with her loving family at her bedside.
Born May 15, 1952, in Paterson, Ann was the daughter of the late William and Jean Brugaletta Peare. A longtime resident of Hackettstown, Ann had previously worked at House of the Good Shepherd nursing facility in Hackettstown and was last employed by the Hackettstown Board of Education as a cafeteria assistant, retiring many years ago. Ann was a parishioner of Saint Maryâ€™s Church of the Assumption in Hackettstown and contributed to the church as a CCD instructor years ago. In addition to caring for her devoted family, Ann loved crafting and especially needlework such as knitting and crochet.
Ann is survived by her loving husband, Robert A. Hillard, and son, Robert E. Hillard, at home in Hackettstown; and a daughter, Danielle Hillard, of Netcong. She has one brother, William R. Peare Jr., who resides in Florida. Ann also loved the company of her two â€œfelineâ€ children, who will miss her dearly.
Visiting hours will be on Sunday, Jan. 19, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High St., Hackettstown. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at noon Monday at St. Maryâ€™s Church of the Assumption, 305 High St., Hackettstown. Interment will be private.
Those wishing to make donations in lieu of flowers, please consider your local Pet Adoption League. Condolences may be given at www.cochranfuneral.com