Laura Hilts

Obituary of Laura D. Hilts

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MOIRA – Laura D. Hilts, 88, passed away Tuesday morning (November 23, 2021) at the Alice Center, Malone. Arrangements are with the Flint Funeral Home, Moira. Laura was born in North Lawrence on July 15, 1933, the daughter of Daniel & Leona (Monica) Tower. She graduated from St. Regis Falls High School in 1952. Laura united into marriage with Douglas B. Hilts on October 18, 1952, at St. Mary's Church with Fr. O'Brien officiating. Doug predeceased her on February 15, 2014. Laura worked at Atlantic gas and then Doug's ARCO, retiring in 2013. She enjoyed sewing, making lap blankets, and helping at the many luncheons at St. Mary's Parish Center. Laura loved spending time with her family, friends and especially her many grandchildren. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Brushton. Treasured memories will be forever in the hearts of her 5 children, Mary (Marty) Davey of Moira, Dottie (fiancee Robert VanEpps) Hilts of Central Square, Debbie Bilbo, of Arizona Donnie (Rhonda) Hilts of Florida and Cherie (Steve) Racette of Saranac Lake and her numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her siblings Gerald (Carolyn) Tower of Syracuse, Allen (Carolyn) Tower of North Lawrence, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins survive her. Besides her parents and husband, she is predeceased by a brother Daniel Tower and a sister Louise Latocha. A time of visitation will be held Friday (Nov. 26th) from 11-11:45 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Brushton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 12 noon. Burial will commence in Sandhill Cemetery, Dickinson. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Moira Vol. Rescue. Please take a moment to share a memory or a condolence at