Stephen S. Hill Sr.
Jun 27, 2013 | 2001 views | 0 0 comments | 125 125 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Stephen S. Hill Sr.
Stephen S. Hill Sr.
BRATTLEBORO- Stephen Sumner Hill Sr., 71, died on Friday June 14, in Brattleboro. The son of Burton and Grace (Sumner) Hill, he was born in Wilmington on March 24, 1942. He grew up in West Halifax, which he considered his home. He attended schools there and graduated from Whitingham High School. He resided in West Halifax most of his life where he operated a small engine repair and lawn care business. He enjoyed gardening and fishing. He was an avid stamp and baseball card collector. He always followed his favorite team, the Dodgers, starting when they were still in Brooklyn. He enjoyed maple sugaring with his dad and cousin Malcolm. One of his favorite winter activities was to go snowmobiling with his son, Steve or Malcolm. He played softball on various teams.

Mr. Hill had attended the West Halifax Bible Church. His family was his life, and he was devoted to his children, grandchildren, and his cousins. He will be sadly missed.

He leaves his children, Stephen S. Hill Jr. and wife Ginger, of Swanzey, NH, and Melissa E. Hrabovsky, of Brattleboro; beloved grandchildren, Justin and Jocelyn Hill, Alexander and Arianna Hrabovsky, and Jesse Clodius; sister, Ellen Powers and her husband Bud; and nephew, Randall Powers, all of East Lyme, CT; as well as numerous cousins.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 18, at the Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Marlboro Center Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Halifax Fire Department in care of Covey Allen & Shea Funeral Home, PO Box 215, Wilmington, VT 05363. To send email condolences to the family visit

Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet

Comment Policy

In an effort to promote reasoned discussion, transparency, and integrity in online commenting, The Deerfield Valley News requires anyone posting comments to identify themselves using their real name. Anonymous commenting will not be allowed. All comments will be subject to approval before posting, and may take up to 24 hours for approval to be granted.

We encourage civil discourse among readers, and ask that they be willing to stand behind their identities and their comments. No personal harassment or hate speech will be tolerated. Please be succinct and to the point. For longer comments, please consider submitting a letter to the editor instead. It will appear in both the print and online editions.

All comments will be reviewed, and we reserve the right to reject, edit or remove any comment for any reason. For questions or to express concerns feel free to contact our office at (802) 464-3388.