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Rita A. (Coffin) Hilton

September 30, 1934 ~ October 12, 2019 (age 85)



Rita A. (Coffin) Hilton, 85 of South Berwick, ME passed away on October 12, 2019  at Varney Crossing in North Berwick where she has been residing since late February. 

Rita was born in Dover, NH on September 30, 1934 to Maurice and Lucia Coffin.  She married lifelong partner Burpee Hilton on December 5, 1953 and settled on their family farm in South Berwick, Maine.

Rita graduated from High School at the age of 16 and went to work for First National Stores where she worked her way up from stocking shelves to becoming a controller at the Portsmouth Store.  She then went to work at Prime Tanning as a machine operator and worked her way up to Vice President of Production.  She retired from the Tannery in 1999 to spend more time with her family.

When not helping take care of the farm animals and haying, Rita spent much time at the local Agricultural Fairs. She also enjoyed traveling with family and friends all over the United States including Alaska and when in her home State of Maine, fishing and spending time at their camp in Oakfield.

Rita will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 65 years, Burpee; her children  and and their spouses, her many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Rita will be forever remembered by extended family and numerous friends.

A celebration of life will be held by the family at Mayos in Berwick, ME * Saturday - October 19,  2019 from 2 to 4 PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in loving memory to the Alzheimer's Association of Maine.

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