1944 - 2021
John C. Bryant Funeral Home
56 Pemberton Road
Wayland, MA
Jul, 27 2021
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HILLS, Russell M. "Rusty" Jr. Rusty, 77, of Wayland, died comfortably at his residence under the care and comfort of his family on Friday, July 16, 2021 following a rare terminal illness of several months. Rusty was born on March 12, 1944 at Waltham Hospital. He was the son of the late Russell M. Hills, Sr and Virginia (Biggi) Hills. He lived on Bacon Street in Waltham thru his elementary school years before moving to Weston. Rusty married Alexandra M. Taylor on November 7, 1970 and they moved to their home in Wayland. They had two children, Keith Russell and Dana Michelle, as well as several Golden Retrievers, horses and a few cats and bunnies. The whole family was very active with ventures in skiing all over New England, out West and in Europe. He also enjoyed boating, bicycling, kayaking, hunting, hiking the New England 4000 footers, horses and skeet shooting. Nickerson and Hills, Inc., a paint store and contracting company, was started by Rusty's dad Russell in 1946 and Rusty came on board around 1966 to help. He quickly began running the crew and contracting jobs for the next 50 years while continuing to help run the store as well. Then there was the purchase of a second home in Aiken, SC in 2016 to get away from the snow and cold New England winters. His son Keith stepped up to run the company back in Waltham during the winters with help from his father Rusty who would be back working for the 6 month summer season. After a break from sport shooting up North, Rusty got back into his guns in Aiken and added trap, five stand, sporting clays and woods to his skeet becoming an overall shooting guy. Russell leaves behind his beloved wife of 51 years, Alexandra "Randy" (Taylor) Hills of Wayland; his son Keith Russell Hills and his wife Stephanie Anne Hills and their sons Jake and Sam; his daughter Dana Michelle Hills Riley and her husband James Edmund Riley and son James and daughter Taylor; his three sisters, Jody Hill of Waltham, Linda Brown and her husband Stanley Brown of Castle Rock, CO and Ginger Lopez and her husband John Lopez of Rockledge, FL as well as many nieces and nephews whom he adored. He will be missed by so many who felt close bonds with Rusty, an outstanding, personable, outgoing, lovable fun guy. Memorial Visitations will be held on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm at the John C. Bryant Funeral Home, 56 Pemberton Road (off Rte. 30), WAYLAND. A Memorial Service will be held at the Trinitarian Congregational Church, 53 Cochituate Road (Rte. 27), Wayland on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at 11:00 o'clock. The Memorial Service will be live streamed at In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Creutzfeldt – Jakob Foundation for Research Please indicate the tribute is in loving memory of Russell M. Hills, Jr. For condolences, please visit

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Published by Boston Globe from Jul. 21 to Jul. 22, 2021.
5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
John C. Bryant Funeral Home
56 Pemberton Road, Wayland, MA
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Trinitarian Congregational Church
53 Cochituate Road (Rte. 27), Wayland, MA
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Keith. I´m so sorry to hear about your Dad. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your Dad.
Nancy Anza
July 23, 2021
We are so sorry to hear about Rusty. Whenever we went to the paint store he always had something funny to say. Teasing Bob about another project I was having him do. He will be missed. RIP Customers
Bob & Donna DiGregorio
July 23, 2021
so sorry for your loss, keith and rest of family,he always treated like friend, very likeable guy he was .he will be missed by all
valmond henrie
July 22, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Roberta Chicos
July 22, 2021
Many prayers and hugs to you and your family.
Polly Millen
July 21, 2021
My Husband Tom Nims passed away 4yrs heart goes out to and your Family...Rusty was a great guy and will be missed by All
Jean Nims
July 21, 2021
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