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James Hill

December 8, 1936 — December 22, 2022

Providence

James ‘Jim/Jimmy” Hill, 86 years old passed away on Thursday December 22nd, 2002, surrounded by loved ones.

Jimmy was born in Providence on December 8, 1936 and was the son of the late James and Edna (Hadley) Hill. He is survived by many cousins, including Dave Drowne, and many extended family members, particularly The Fogarty Center, Woodlawn Baptist Church, and Pastor Thomas and Susan Mahoney, all of whom supported Jim in any way possible.

Jimmy was a legend! He enjoyed participating in many organizations and programs. Jim especially loved Special Olympics, where he achieved many medals and made it to The Hall of Fame. He was a member of Providence College Adult Literacy Program, Best Buddies, Salvatore Mancini Senior Center and Self- Advocacy Groups.  Jim was a faithful man, sharing his love for the Lord with the congregation at Woodlawn Church in Pawtucket, where he was a longtime and loved member.

Jim enjoyed playing pool, bowling, and a variety of sports, such as baseball, basketball, volleyball, and soccer. He loved sailing in Newport each summer, attending Camp Miriam and Word of Life, doing art projects, and traveling near and far (Scotland being a particular favorite). Jimmy would welcome the opportunity to share his life stories and his love of the Lord. He brought love, life, faith and laughter to all!

Jimmy worked at Shaw’s Market and the Dunkin Donuts Center, where he sold popcorn and cotton candy. He loved “Ringing the Bell” at his seasonal job working for The Salvation Army to help those in need.

His celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2002 at 11 am in the Robbins Funeral Home, 2251 Mineral Spring Ave., North Providence.  Burial will follow in Pocasset Cemetery, Cranston.  Visitation Wednesday 10-11 am.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fogarty Center, 310 Maple Ave., Barrington, RI 02806 or Woodlawn Baptist Church at http://woodlawnri.org/ .

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

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Wednesday, December 28, 2022

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