BROOKLYN, N.Y. and TRENTON — Lillian Marian (Hill) Sherman, 86, died at a Bangor hospital, Dec. 17, 2014, surrounded by her loving family after a four-year struggle with a heart condition and cancer. She was born April 7, 1928, in Brooklyn, N.Y., the daughter of William E. and Violet Louise (Weekes) Hill.
Lillian graduated from Hunter College, Class of 1949. She received her M.A. from Hunter College in 1952. Lillian was married to Allen Sherman in 1954. They celebrated 60 years of marriage in July. Lillian received her elementary school teaching certificate in June 1949. She taught grades three-six in the New York City Public School system. She had a magnificent sense of devotion to the education of her children. She specialized in reading improvement and enrichment areas. Language arts and social studies were fields of special interest. Her favorite novel to share with her fifth grade classes was “The Yearling.” Lillian retired from teaching in 1994.
Lillian enjoyed reading, writing poetry, solving crossword puzzles, traveling and dining out with Allen in New York City.
She is survived by her beloved husband, Allen Sherman; daughters, Jeanne L. Sherman and partner, Joseph A. Jantzen, of Trenton, Jennifer L. Sherman and husband, John P. Dineen, of Bayside, N.Y.; one granddaughter, Bridget T. Dineen of Bayside, N.Y.; one brother, Roy E. Hill and wife, Alma, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sisters, Mary Jane Fils-Aime and husband, Alix, of Lakeville, Pa., Mildred A. Espino and husband, Juan H., of Hawley, Pa.; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her two brothers, William H. Hill and Richard Hill.
A service of remembrance will be held on Dec. 29, 2014, at McLaughlin & Sons, in Brooklyn, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Lillian’s memory be made to the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 113 Franklin St., Ellsworth.
Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.