Frank E. Hill, Jr., age 95, of Framingham, passed away on November 30, 2016.
He grew up in North Andover, and attended North Andover High School, where he was captain of the hockey team.
He entered Boston College in 1940 where he played hockey and was temporarily deferred from WWII service as he was attending college.
To pay for college, during summers Frank worked in various mills around Andover and Lawrence.
In June 1944, he was assigned to Italy where he was stationed at Allied Forces Headquarters, Department of Document Advance, Caserta, Italy.
Over the next two years he was attached to the 88th Division and subsequently the 423 Field Artillery. He was awarded three battle stars for the following campaigns: the Rome Arno, the North Apennines, and the PO Valley. Decorations: European African Middle Eastern, American Theatre Good Conduct, and Victory medal.
In 1948, Frank married his beloved Dorothy Sullivan of Bradford, also a WWII veteran, Army Nurse Corp, a registered nurse, nurse instructor, and later a public school teacher. She pre-deceased him in May of 2014. They were married for 66 years.
Upon discharge from the Army, Frank re-entered Boston College where he received a Masters of Education.
Later, in 1957, he received a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) from Boston University.
He went on to teach middle school in Andover, Sudbury, and Wellesley.
In 1960 he was appointed Principal of the Wenham Junior High School. He then spent two years with the Massachusetts Department of Education as Supervisor of Junior High Schools.
In 1963, he was appointed Principal of the Winch Park Junior High School and later the Cameron Junior High School, both in Framingham, MA.
During this time, over a fifteen year period, he was also a professor at Boston State College Evening School teaching school administration.
In 1984 Frank retired from education and started a new career and company, Global Travel, a travel agency, which he operated for ten years.
Through his work as a travel agent he traveled, with Dorothy, throughout Europe, the United States, and the Caribbean.
A member of the Sudbury River Tennis Club in Framingham, since 1947, Frank was an active tournament player throughout New England and Florida.
He was a ranking New England player for mor ethan 20 years and he was also a Chairman and Lines Official at Longwood Tennis Club for many years.
He leaves behind his son, Frank Hill III and his wife Cynthia First, of Reading his son Brian Hill and his wife Sallie Hill, of Lexington and his daughter Mary Anne Hill and her husband Al Anderson, of Santa Fe, NM. He was very proud of his four grandchildren; Christopher Hill, Timothy Hill, Conor Hill, and Bree Hill. Frank will be interred in the Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, MA next to his wife, Dorothy.
Burial services will be private for immediate family members.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made in the memory of Frank E. Hill, Jr. to: MetroWest Medical Center, Attn: Hospital Administrator, 115 Lincoln St., Framingham, MA 01702.