James Hill Sr.
1931 - 2021
Miles Funeral Home
1158 Main St
Holden, MA
James E. Hill, Sr., 90

Holden - James E. Hill, Sr., 90, a lifelong resident, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at Dodge Park in Worcester after an illness. He was born in Holden, the son of Ernest and Mildred (Mellen) Hill.

He leaves his loving wife of 64 years, Esther E. (Davis) Hill; his sons, James E. Hill, Jr. and his wife, Elizabeth of Holden, Thomas Hill and his wife, Sharon of West Boylston, Gregory Hill and his wife, Joanne of Holden and Peter Hill and his wife, Tanya of Unity, NH; and his four grandchildren, Sarah, Caitlin, Jennifer and Paul, and 4 great grandchildren.

James graduated from Holden High School and Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston. After completing his education, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. James worked for the Town of Holden for 28 years retiring as the head mechanic in 1995. Previously, he worked at Chaffins Garage. He was a member of the Holden Baptist Church; the Greendale Retired Men's Club and served on the auxiliary fire department in Holden for 45 years. He also enjoyed fishing and woodworking projects making toys and birdhouses.

A private committal service will be held at Grove Cemetery in Holden. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Holden Assoc. of Fire Fighters, P.O. Box 90, Holden, MA 01520. Arrangements are under the care of the Miles Funeral Home, 1158 Main Street, Holden. To share a memory or offer an online condolence, please visit


Published by Worcester Telegram & Gazette from Aug. 17 to Aug. 18, 2021.
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Sorry to hear of this, Pete. Condolences to you, Tanya, and the entire Hill family.
George & Karen Shea
August 19, 2021
To the Hill family, sorry to hear the sad news! He was one of the greats in town! Again sorry for your loss! Gary UPS Brueggemann
Gary UPS Brueggemann
August 17, 2021
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