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Richard A. Hill, 84, of Danvers, died Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at Beverly Hospital. He was the husband of Virginia (Mahn) Hill, with whom he shared 28 years of marriage.
Born in Everett on April 13, 1933, he was the son of Charles and Helen (Lynch) Hill. He was a graduate of Everett High School. A proud Double Eagle, Dick went on to earn both his bachelors degree and master’s degree from Boston College.
He served honorably in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He began his career as a Professor of Marketing at Boston College and then taught at Northeastern before moving on to Salem State University, from which he retired after 28 years in 2002. During his tenure at Salem State, he taught the capstone course in the Marketing Department.
A Danvers resident for nearly 30 years, he also resided in Reading for many years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Reading Council #1031 and enjoyed skiing, golf, travel, and Boston sports.
In addition to his wife, he leaves four daughters, Tricia Hill of Sharon, Christine Hill of Lynnfield, Kathleen Hill of Austin, Texas, and Peggy Stone and her husband, Jeffrey of West Tisbury; eight grandchildren, Kyle and Kayla Sheehan, Emily, Daniel and Joseph Staffier, and Jessica, Brittany and Matthew Stone; his brother, John G. Hill of Lynn; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Paul C. Hill.
His Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 22, 2017, at 11 a.m. in Saint Richard Church, 90 Forest St., Danvers. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Malden. Relatives and friends are invited. Visitation is prior to the Funeral Mass from 9 to 10:45 a.m. in C.R. Lyons & Sons Funeral Directors, 28 Elm St., Danvers Square. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dick’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. www.LyonsFuneral.com.
Published on  April 21, 2017
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