Robert L. Hill, 84, of Bridgewater and formally Rockland died peacefully on Nov. 30, 2018.
Loving son of the late Herbert and Martha (Donovan) Hill, and husband of Dorothy J. Nisbet, Robert grew up in East Weymouth, MA . After graduating Boston College High School he entered the military, serving with the Army Signal Corps in Heidelberg, Germany. Robert married Dorothy October 12, 1957; they raised their family of six children in Rockland, Uncasville CT and San Diego, California. He worked for General Dynamics for 31 years; he and Dorothy returned to live their retirement years in Bridgewater.
Robert enjoyed volunteer work with town boards, drum corps, Boy Scouts, church, was the past President of St. Vincent DePaul Society of St. John’s Church in E. Bridgewater and lifelong member of Knights of Columbus, Council #165 in Rockland. He was an avid golfer and after retiring enjoyed winters in Florida and creating a genealogical history for his children.
Loving father of Deborah A. Esinhart and her husband James of Tampa, Janice M. Watson and her husband James of Daytona Beach Shores, Robert J. Hill and his wife Kathy of Rockland, Kathleen Zaruba and her husband Mark of Colonial Heights, VA, Dorothy M. McKeever and her husband Michael of East Bridgewater, and David C. Hill and his wife Eileen of Santa Cruz, CA. Robert is also Grampa to Erik and Andrea; Heather and Ryan; Mark, Danielle and Stephen; Matthew, Cory and Amy; and Ryland; and great grandfather to Declan, Owen and Marlee. Brother of the late Eleanor F. Walker, Louise J. Hill, Herbert C. Hill and William R. Hill.
Visitation at the Prophett-Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 35 Spring St., East Bridgewater on Weds. Dec. 5, from 4-7pm followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. John the Evangelist Church, 210 Central St., East Bridgewater on Thurs. Dec. 6, at 10:00am.
Burial will follow the Mass in Holy Family Cemetery, Rockland.
Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to St. John Conference, Society of St. Vincent DePaul, 210 Central St., East Bridgewater, MA.