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Constance D. Hill

January 27, 1938 - January 24, 2021

Mrs. Constance D. Hill, age 82, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Sunday, January 24, 2021.

A native Delawarean, Mrs. Hill was born in Wilmington on January 27, 1938, daughter of the late Leroy E. Davis and Bertha E. “Betty” Sutton Davis. She was a talented homemaker throughout her life and also worked many happy years as a cook for The Recovery Center of Delaware (RCD) in Delaware City, and Maryville Addiction Treatment Center in Williamstown, NJ.  Mrs. Hill poured her love into the wonderful meals she prepared for all the residents and staff up until her retirement in 2003.

She devoted her life to caring for her family, delighting especially in the company of her beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Hill was well known for her phenomenal cooking and baking skills outside of her career. She was always sought after for family celebrations and any other events she could grace with her culinary skills. Mrs. Hill also devoted her lifetime to animal welfare efforts, taking in many strays along the way.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the father of her children, William H. Hill; siblings, Ronald J. Migliavacca and Barbara L. Greenwell; son, Kevin J. Hill; and granddaughter, Megan A. Bly. Mrs. Hill is survived by her children, Deborah J. Howard (Bill Ford) of Milton; Victoria L. Bly of Hudson Falls, NY, William M. Hill (Elvira) of Naples, FL and Valerie J. Gibbons (Bill) of New Castle; grandchildren, Melanie J. Howard, Jason Bly (Amy), Alison Hill, Eric Hill, Meredith Hill, Shawn Gibbons, Sara Gibbons and Amanda Meyers; and great grandchildren, Tyaire, Jordan, Evan, Ayla, Hayden, and Mariah.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, followed by a funeral service at 11 am. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held in Hickory Grove Cemetery, Port Penn Road, Port Penn, DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mrs. Hill’s memory to the Brandywine SPCA, 600 South Street, New Castle, DE 19720.

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the nurses and staff of Shipley Manor, especially Akia, Michael and Teresa. Your love, kindness and care have never once gone unrecognized. We thank you.

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  • I pray for comfort and healing for the entire family during this difficult time. I remember Nannie for as long as I have memories, I don’t know that I called her “Connie” a day in my life. I was probably a teenager before I even knew her name. Whether it was a gathering at her house or Melanie’s, an after school visit, swimming at her house or listening to her tell me stories when I would go over, the two things that stand out are her smile and her laugh. Thank you Nannie for being so special to my best friend and thank you for instilling some of you in her. The girl can cook and she is kind and beautiful like you. You have wings now and may you rest peacefully and continue to look over your family.

  • So very sorry for your loss.

  • Beautiful tribute video. You will be so missed Aunt Connie. I’ll always remember, those beautiful blue eyes and that laugh. An amazing soul you are, fly high sweet lady. I love you…

  • Heaven has truly just gained the sweetest angel we have all been so lucky to know. Love you Connie.

  • Aunt Connie was absolutely a beauty, both inside and out….. always smiling. She loved her family so much, and they meant the world to her. I had the honor to know and love this beautiful lady my whole life. Whenever we saw her, she always had a happy or funny story to tell me and my sisters. The world needs more Aunt Connie’s. It would be a far better place! Gone but never ever forgotten. God bless you Aunt Connie.
    I love and miss you, ❤️💕
    Patti Foraker-Glenn

  • My love goes out to you and your family. It has been a pleasure watching you post your highlights with your nanny for so many years. She brought so much joy to people she didn’t even know. My prayers for comfort and healing in Jesus name 🙏.

  • One of the sweetest coolest ladies ever !!! I’ll cherish the memories always … She was a big part of my childhood both in Delaware City & Brookside Park / her and my Mom Eunice were friends !!! Melanie, Debbie and family you are in my thoughts … Love – Patsy Lynn Peace

  • What a beautiful video of a beautiful lady. So much love and joy in those pictures. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at the loss of such a special Mom and Grandmom – Sherri Bednash

  • I’m so saddened and deeply sorry Melanie! Sending my love and condolences to you and your family 🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼