FARMINGTON – Arno Armas Hill, 79, of Wilton died Monday, July 14, 2008 at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington.
He was born in Vienna, Maine, on Jan. 22, 1929, the son of John V. and Maria E. (Laaksola) Hill. He attended the schools of Vienna and Farmington graduating from Farmington High School in 1946. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and then worked for G.H.Bass for 35 years holding many positions there before retiring as a sheet metal worker in 1988.
He married Claire Columbus on Jan. 17, 1953 in Wilton. Arno was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Farmington, a member of the American Legion Post #117 in Wilton, a little league coach for several years, helped with Boy Scout Troop #517, and the Wilton Wanderers Snowmobile Club. Arno enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, hunting, and gardening.
Arno is survived by his wife Claire of 55 years ; his daughter Lorraine Dingley and her husband Peter of Farmington; his son David Hill of Brattleboro, VT; two grandchildren Kathryn Gurney and her husband Kevin of Industry, and Drew Dingley of Oriental, N.C.; two great-grandchildren Michael and Alexander Gurney; and two brothers Tauno Hill of Washington and Milton Hill of Taftville, Conn. Arno was predeceased by two sisters and three brothers.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Church in Farmington on Friday, July 18, 2008 at 11 a.m. with Father Roger Chabot officiating. Casual attire is suggested by the family to suit Arno’s liking. A reception will be held at the St. Joseph’s Church reception Hall from 12:00 – 1:30. Those wishing may make donations to The Wilton Free Public Library, P.O. Box 454, Wilton, Maine 04294. Arrangements were made by Adams ~ McFarlane Funeral and Cremation Services 108 Court St. Farmington, ME.