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Joseph F. Hill, Sr.

February 2, 1935 ~ August 31, 2019 (age 84)

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In the presence of loving family members, Joseph F. Hill, Sr. passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019. He was 84 years old and died from Parkinson's Disease after a long and courageous fight.

Joseph was the fifth child of Mary Thornton Hill and Charles W. Hill. He was a graduate of Goldey-Beacom College with an Accounting Degree.  Joseph worked for ICI Americas for 31 years and consulted for Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals.  He served his country in the United States Navy for three years.

Joseph is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Dorothy M. Winnington Hill; his two sons, Joseph F. Hill, Jr. of Ransomville, NY and Christopher Hill and his wife, Carol Ann of Canton, GA; his three grandchildren, Phillip, Joseph F., III and Miranda Hill, all of NY; his two great grandchildren, Anthony and Aubrey Rose, also of NY; as well as five nieces and four nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Gertrude Taylor and his brothers, Clarence, Charles and John Hill.

Family and friends may visit from 5:00 to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 11 at Doherty Funeral Home, 3200 Limestone Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 12 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, DE 19707. Interment will follow Mass at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of the Assumption Church or to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation for Research, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, NY, NY 10018.

To send flowers to Joseph's family, please visit our floral section.


September 11, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Doherty Funeral Home - Pike Creek
3200 Limestone Road, Pike Creek
Wilmington, DE 19808

Mass of Christian Burial
September 12, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Mary of the Assumption Church
7200 Lancaster Pike
Hockessin, DE 19707

Interment following Mass
September 12, 2019

Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery
2465 Chesapeake City Road
Bear, DE 19701


St. Mary of the Assumption Parish
7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin DE 19707

Parkinson's Disease Foundation
1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York NY 10018

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