Loraine Kessler Hill
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HILL, LORAINE KESSLER, 87, died on Tuesday August 1st of injuries from a car accident. Loraine and her family came to Miami in 1958 and she spent the last 30+ years on Brickell in Miami, FL. Born and raised in Arlington, MA, she graduated from Arlington HS in 1948 and attended the RI School of Design. After graduating in 1952 with a degree in Textile Design, she moved to NYC where she met and married Alfred Kessler, a general contractor and developer in 1955. Their young family moved to Miami in 1958, where she would spend the rest of her life. After her divorce from Al, she worked many years as a high school guidance counselor in Broward County, FL. Always up for a challenge, Loraine attended Yale University graduating 1986 with an MBA and began a career as a certified financial planner. After 40 years on her own, Loraine re-united with John Hill, an old friend from Arlington, MA. They were married in 2011 and remained in Miami. She is survived by her husband, John Hill and her four sons: Dr. Alex Kessler of Ridgewood, NJ: William Kessler of Atlanta, GA: Matthew Kessler of Boca Raton, FL and Paul Kessler of Boynton Beach, FL; her brother David Tucker of Revere, MA; four nieces and nephews and 8 grandchildren. A wake will be held from 7-9pm on Wednesday August 16th at the Van Orsdel Funeral Home 4600 SW 8th Street Coral Gables, FL 33134. www.vanorsdel.com A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:30 am Thursday August 17th at St Hugh Catholic Church 3460 Royal Road, Coconut Grove, FL. Interment in the Hill Family plot at the Mt Pleasant Cemetery, 70 Medford Street, Arlington, MA will take place in early September.

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Published in the Miami Herald on Aug. 13, 2017.
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August 16, 2017
Loraine was a special person with a kind heart and unique qualities. She enjoyed life and always had a smile and warm welcome for everyone. She was very proud of her four sons and loving husband John Hill. She will be missed by all that were blessed to have know her. Now when I look out my window in the morning I miss seeing her going to Church for daily mass. We pray for Loraine but it is us that need her to pray for us as she was a devout Catholic. Our Hearts are hurting.
Joseph Ovadek
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