Niagara Gazette


June 26, 2012

Dolores Hutchinson Hilliard

NIAGARA FALLS — Dolores Hutchinson Hilliard, of Niagara Falls, died on Monday, June 25, 2012 in Mount St. Mary's Hospital, Lewiston. She was 70. She was born in Niagara Falls, NY, on January 23, 1942, the daughter of the late John and Lillian (Karas) Drozdowski.

She was a graduate of Niagara Falls High School Class of 1959. The mother of seven, Dolores loved cooking for her family, dancing and the many family gatherings. She also worked in various local restaurants cooking and bar tending.

Predeceased by husbands', Richard Henry Hutchinson and William Hilliard. She is survived by children, Ronald Hutchinson (Wendy) of Buffalo, Donald Hutchinson (Sylvia) of Atlanta, Dannette Proulx (Kevin) Clarksville, TN, Keith Hutchinson (Judy), Tamara Gilbert (Robert), Robert Hilliard (Trisha) and Shawn Hilliard (Amy), all of Niagara Falls; a brother, John Drozdowski (Theresa) of Niagara Falls; and sister, Debbie Imbrogno (Bill) of North Tonawanda; grandchildren, Ashley, Adam, Richard and Keith Hutchinson, Victoria and Joseph Proulx; her caretaker and special grandson, William "Willy" Hutchinson, Justin Gilbert, Marlee, Mason, Miranda, Destinie and Sarah Hilliard; and a great-grandson, Liam.

There will be no prior visitation. Private Funeral services were held at the LANE FUNERAL HOME, INC., with burial in Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

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