A friend and brother to many, a hard worker, always willing to lend a helping hand, John H. (“Jack”) Hill Jr., of Hull, died on July 19. He was 55.
Jack was born on Feb. 22,1966 to the late John H. Hill Sr. and Barbara A. (Roche) Hill and was raised in Sagamore.
He is survived by his loving daughter and best friend, Summer Rose Hill; his sister, Diane Mercaldo, and her husband, John; Daniel Hill and his wife, Michelle; and Nancy Fus and husband, Tony. He also leaves his former wife, Mary Papi-Hill; his faithful dogs Sammy, Layla, Devon, and Daisy; and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by siblings James M. Hill and Jayne R. Hill.
A handsome blue-eyed, curly-haired kid with a smile that would light up the world, Jack went through the Bourne school system and is a 1984 graduate. He had many, many friends.
He worked hard all his life, starting in the masonry business at a young age with his father. He launched his own business, Clean Sweep Chimney, and went on to establish Jack Hill’s Outdoor Living. He was very proud of the patios and outdoor living areas he created for many to enjoy.
Jack loved his beautiful daughter, Summer Rose, the apple of his eye and Daddy’s little girl, as well as the Patriots and Red Sox, beach, boating, taking Summer to concerts and vacationing together, skiing, country music, travel, gardening, and his dogs.
He had a great personality and could start up a friendship with anyone. His laugh, smile, and jokes were contagious. He had a love of music and the beach. He was a man who would give you the shirt off his back, a man who would pick flowers and vegetables from his garden and give them to anyone. If you needed something, Jack was there to help.
He wanted the best for everyone and for everyone to be happy. He was a very social butterfly and loved being around his friends and family most. He had a heart of gold and will continue to shine brightly for those who loved and knew him.
Jack, you will never be forgotten; we miss you already.
Visiting hours will be held at Downing Cottage Funeral Chapel 21 Pond St., Hingham, on Saturday, July 31, from 2-5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wellspring Multi-Service Center, 814 Nantasket Ave., Hull, MA 02045. For additional information and online guest book, go to www.downingchapel.com.