Derry, N.H. — Donald T. Hills, 81, of Derry, died Saturday, December 1, 2012 in the VA Medical Center in Manchester. He was born in Rice Lake, Wisc. on April 28, 1931, a son of the late Tower and Minnie (Farr) Hills, and had been a resident of Derry for over 50 years, formerly living in Idaho.
Mr. Hills served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict where he was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He later served in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided missile cruiser USS Boston. He had been employed as a custodian for Pinkerton Academy for many years, formerly working at Dick's Mobil at the traffic circle in Derry. Mr. Hills enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Patricia (Riley) Hills of Derry; two sons, Michael Hills and his wife, Charlotte of Laconia, and Patrick Hills of Derry; three grandchildren, Michcala Hills and Arianna Hills both of Addison, Maine, and Beckie Huntoon of Laconia; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours were held on Wednesday, December 5 from 5 - 8 p.m. in the Peabody Funeral Homes and Crematorium, 15 Birch St., Derry. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home. The burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery in E. Derry. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of NH, 460 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA 02451. To send a condolence or for more information, please visit, www.peabodyfuneralhome.com