Raymond C. Hill, 74

SCARBOROUGH — Raymond Clayton Hill, 74, of Scarborough, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, with his loving wife, Judy, by his side.

He was born on Dec. 20, 1939, in Fryeburg, the son of Fred and Adelaide (Mann) Hill. He was raised in Fryeburg and attended Fryeburg Academy.

He started working at Cedric Moore Garage in Portland as an automobile mechanic at age 18, where he met his wife, Judith Pratt. They were married on June 6, 1959, settled in Portland and raised four children. When the family moved to Scarborough, Ray worked two jobs supporting his family. During the day, he worked for the State of Maine Department of Transportation as a truck mechanic. He was promoted to equipment supervisor, a position he held for 34 years and where he retired from. In the evening he worked part-time for The Portland News Company as a mechanic.

Raymond enjoyed fishing and camping in Jackman and Mt. Blue with his family over the years. He also enjoyed spending time at the family camp on Raymond Pond barbecuing with family and friends. Ray and Judy spent a lot of time on their boat the Judy-Ray on Sebago Lake. Raymond loved to putter in his large vegetable garden and tinker on cars. He was called “Mr. Fix-it” by his family because he could fix anything. He is a member of the Odd Fellows Chapter of Portland.

In addition to his parents, Raymond was predeceased by two sisters, C. Louise Walsh of Portland and Mona Boulanger of Somersville, N.H.

Raymond is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Judith (Pratt) Hill of Scarborough; two daughters, Laurie Moy and Linda Gregor of Scarborough; two sons, Raymond Hill Jr. of Standish and Arthur Hill of Steep Falls; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, May Ward of New Hampshire and Mildred Lunt of Connecticut; and a brother, Fred Hill of Ohio.

Visiting hours were held on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by funeral service at 11 a.m., at Hobbs Funeral Home, 671 U.S. Route One, Scarborough. Online condolences may be shared at www.hobbsfuneralhome.com

Memorial donations in his name may be made to: The Arthritis Foundation, P.O. Box 96280, Washington, D.C. 20077 (www.arthritis.org) or The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Grand Central Station, P.O. Box 4777, New York, New York 10163-4777 (www.michaeljfox.org).

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