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 Carl W. Hillenbrand

Carl W. Hillenbrand

Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 26 Jun 2012 (aged 87)
Leeds, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section 2A, Row P, Site 516
Memorial ID 92762525 · View Source
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FLORENCE- Carl W. Hillenbrand, 87, passed away peacefully Tuesday at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility. He was born May 25, 1925, in Northampton, the son of the late George and Hazel (Andrews) Hillenbrand. Carl was educated in Williamsburg schools.

He was a World War II veteran, serving in the US Army Air Corps, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. He was a tail gunner in a B-24 Liberator flying in the European Theater and was awarded the Certificate of Valor for completing 23 Combat Sorties over enemy territory and the Air Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters.

After the war, Carl worked as a union carpenter for several construction companies in the area. He was a member of the Carpenters' Union until his retirement.

Carl is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marie (Fagnant) Hillenbrand; 5 daughters, Karen Wagner and her husband Robert of Westfield, Dale Allis and her husband Charles of Conway, Dawn Seidell and her husband James of Westhampton, Holly LaClaire of Greenfield and Jill Hillenbrand and her fiancé Philip Labbee of Easthampton; a son, Carl Hillenbrand of Easthampton; two brothers, George Hillenbrand of Florida and Richard Hillenbrand and his wife Lillian of Williamsburg; two sisters, Charlotte Zobel and her husband Homer of Missouri and Nancy Kosior and her husband Frank of Williamsburg; eight grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Carl also leaves his best friend and care giver Brian Menard for whom the family would like to give special thanks for his wonderful care, love and devotion for the past three and a half years.

Carl was predeceased by two brothers, Harold and Donald, and two sisters, Janet and Dorothy.

A private service with military honors will be held for Carl at the Massachusetts Veterans' Memorial Cemetery in Agawam.

[Published in The Daily Hampshire Gazette, June 29, 2012]

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  • Created by: Dave McCaffrey
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92762525
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carl W. Hillenbrand (25 May 1925–26 Jun 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92762525, citing Massachusetts Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Agawam, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Dave McCaffrey (contributor 47476196) .