May 22, 1945 - August 19, 2021
Dorothy A. “Dot” Hilliard, 76, of New Castle passed away peacefully on August 19, 2021. Dot grew up in the Canby Park neighborhood in Wilmington and went on to work in the payroll department of Wilmington Trust at Rodney Square for over 30 years. She loved her family wholeheartedly. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest joy. When the circumstance arose, Dot took care of her mother until her death in 2007. She went on to live with her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. She was also very close to her siblings, calling some everyday to catch up or say goodnight. Some say as soon as she passed, she met with her beloved sister Madeline and they are jitterbugging in heaven at this moment. Dot had a mischievous and playful personality which was always fun to be around. She tried to always find the light in a dark situation. We always laughed a lot when Dot was around. Dot had a wonderful ability to make anyone having a bad day smile. She always had an encouraging word to lift you up. She was loving and would do all she could to help if you needed help. Many have said she was an Angel and she truly was. Dot faced her illness with dignity and courage as she did everything in her life. We all will miss her very much. Dot is survived by her children: Denise (Mike) Marandola and Shane (Nicole Bennett) Hilliard; grandchildren: Samantha, Michael, Matthew and Julie; great grandchild, Zachary; siblings: Kay Pollinger, Herman (Barbara) Heck, and Lillian (Nelson) Taylor; as well as many loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Catherine Heck and sister, Madeline Hogue. Relatives and friends are invited to the visitation on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 from 6 to 7 PM at the Strano and Feeley Family Funeral Home, 635 Churchmans Road in Newark, where a celebration of life will be held at 7 PM. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Musella Foundation For Brain Tumor Research & Information, Inc., 1100 Peninsula Blvd., Hewlett, NY 11557.
Dorothy A. “Dot” Hilliard, 76, of New Castle passed away peacefully on August 19, 2021. Dot grew up in the Canby Park neighborhood in Wilmington and went on to work in the payroll department of Wilmington Trust at Rodney Square... View Obituary & Service Information
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