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Grace E. Hill

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Hill, Grace E. SCHENECTADY Grace Elizabeth Hill, 92, passed away peacefully at home on February 10, 2013 with her loving family by her side. Born in Schenectady, Grace was the daughter of the late Jacob and Jennie Van Buren. Grace's profess-ional career began with the Schenec-tady County Sheriff's Depart-ment and then she went to work for the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for over 26 years before her retirement. In addition to her professional career, Grace traveled extensively and loved to work in her flower garden. She was an active member of the Hillhurst Unit of the Home Bureau, the Schenectady Woman's Republican Club, Schenectady Board of Elections, the Bellevue Neighborhood Watch Program and enjoyed playing bridge with the "girls" for over 30 years. Her efforts to help better her community resulted in the dedication of the "Graceview Pavilion" in Fairview Park by the Bellevue Neighborhood Association. In 2004, Grace was named "Committeewoman of the Year" by the Schenectady County Republican Party. Grace was predeceased by her husband, Howard E. Hill Sr.; her son, Howard E. Hill Jr. and her siblings, Eva Mae, Helen, Mildred, Edgar, Jake, Harold, Millard and Arthur. Survivors include her daughter, Beverly Mace (Thomas); her sister, Catherine Oleschak; four grandchildren, Steven Mace, Jennifer Corbett (Joe), Amiee Dragon (Jeff) and Johnathan Hill (Regina); two great-grandchildren Ian and Noah, along with many other extended family members. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway and Guilderland Ave., Schenectady with a visitation at the funeral home from 10 to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service. Spring interment in Viewland Cemetery. The family would like to thank Becky Hill, Dr. Smitas, Sonja Dickerman and the nurses at Gentle Home Health Care, Schenectady County Visiting Nurses, Community Hospice and Pastor Richard Scheenstra of the Bellevue Reformed Church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to either the American Diabetes's Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12205 or to Community Hospice, 1411 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308. Online condolences may be made at
Published in Albany Times Union from Feb. 13 to Feb. 14, 2013
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