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Gloria M. Hill
03/19/1928 - 09/27/2013

Gloria M. Hill, of Normandy Beach passed away Friday September 27, 2013 at Berkeley Heights Nursing and Rehabilitation Home. Born in East Orange on March 19, 1928 she was the daughter of the late Knute and Kathleen Strandberg. Gloria was a 1945 graduate of Clifford Scott High School in East Orange. She was married to R. Bruce Hill for 65 years until his passing in 2010. Gloria lived in Florham Park and Short Hills before moving to Normandy Beach in 1990. For the past 17 years she spent her winters in Bonita Springs, FL . She spent 30 years in the travel business with Suburban Travel in Millburn, Short Hills Travel, and Sunrise Travel in Sea Girt. Gloria is survived by her five children Bruce W. Hill (Regina) of New Providence, Brian R. Hill (Mary Ann) of Mountainside, Nancy J. Smith (Harry) of Bedford, New Hampshire, Kevin J. Hill of Lincoln Park, and Keith C. Hill (Kelley) of Concord, MA. Surviving Gloria are 12 grandchildren, Jennifer, Missy, Matthew, Morgan, Mackie, Christopher, Ryan, Cam, Emma, and Eli Hill and Jennifer Mullaney (Kevin) and Heather Smith. She is also leaves four great grandchildren, Taylor and Ella Staltaro, and Colin and Gavin Mullaney, and a step grandson Ryan Colvin, as well as a brother William (Patricia) Strandberg of Holmdel. She was predeceased by by her sisters Annette Melin, Lorraine Berrault, and Joan Hickson. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday October 1, 2013 at Bradley Smith & Smith Funeral Home 415 Morris Ave Springfield from 6-9 pm. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Rose of Lima Church 50 Short Hills Avenue, Short Hills at 10:00 am on Wednesday, October 2, 2013. For more info, or to send condolences to the family, visit

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