Rita J. Hill

Rita J. (Connelly) Hill, passed away peacefully at home in Norwell, surrounded by her family Monday, March 25, 2013. She was 71 years of age. Born in Boston, she had been a resident of Norwell for many years. She was retired from Catholic Charities. She was the beloved wife of Stephen W. Hill; and the devoted mother of Brian S. Hill and his wife Ryan of Norwell. Rita was the grandmother of Gabriella, Christopher and Anthony; and is survived by her sister, Florence Helfrich of Florida; and her brother, Paul Connelly of Weymouth; as well as many nieces and nephews. A funeral blessing was held Thursday, March 28, 2013, at 10 a.m. in St. Helens Church, 383 Washington St. (Rte. 53), Norwell. Visiting hours were Wednesday, March 27, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. in the McNamara-Sparrell Funeral Home, 30 Central St. (off Rte. 123, near State Police Barracks), Norwell Center. Interment in Washington St. Cemetery, Norwell. Donations to honor Rita may be made to the 480 Pleasant St., Watertown, MA 02472. 781-659-2200

Published in The Norwell Mariner from Mar. 26 to Apr. 2, 2013