Charlotte "Ann"'s Story
Mrs. Charlotte “Ann” (Bradley) Hill, 81, of Gloucester, passed away at home on Tuesday morning after a lengthy illness with her loving daughter and longtime caregiver, Lisa, at her side. She was the wife of the late Elmer J. Hill with whom she shared 38 years of marriage.
Ann was born April 4, 1935 in Gloucester, daughter of the late William and Cora (Sweet) Bradley. She was a lifelong resident of Gloucester and attended Gloucester Public School. At 14-years-old, she left school to help her family.
She worked as a fish packer for Standard and later at Kennebick and Empire Fish for many years until her retirement. She previously worked as a cook at the Addison Gilbert Hospital.
She was a communicant of Holy Family Parish, St. Ann’s Church. She was also a self taught artist and enjoyed pencil etching and oil painting.
Ann is survived by her children, Lisa Riley and her husband, Brien and their children, Jessica and Billy of Gloucester. Also, by Thomas Spittle and his wife, Tracy and their blended family Thomas Spittle, V and Nicholas and Jonathan Bundy of South Carolina. As well, Ann is survived by her step children, Alan J. Hill of Manchester-by-the-Sea and Susan Taves and her children, Gerald Taves and Kim Jenkins and her husband James and their children of New Hampshire. Ann is survived by her two sisters, Ethel Rivers of Gloucester and Helen Grillo and her husband, Joseph of Florida. She is also survived by her former daughter-in-law, Diana Spittle as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by three sisters, Betty Manders, Janey Young and Doreen Santos and her brother, William Chadwick.
Ann’s family would like to thank Florence Frasier, Gerri Hilton and Jean Williams for their care, love and constant friendship; as well as the VNA Hospice Team that were so wonderful to Ann. A very special thank you and blessing to the friends at Central Grammar Apartments for your outpouring of friendship and support.
Ann’s Funeral Mass will be at Holy Family Parish in St. Ann’s Church, Prospect Street, Gloucester, on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In honoring with Ann’s wishes there will be no visiting hours. Interment will be in Beechbrook Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ann’s name may be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 313 Washington St., #310, Newton, MA 02458. For online condolences and register book please visit .
Arrangements are under the direction of the Pike-Newhall Funeral Home, 61 Middle St., Gloucester.