Betty Hill

Obituary of Betty L Hill

Hill, Betty L. (nee DiStefano) on December 20, 2018 of West Seneca, NY. Beloved wife of the late Fred J. Hill; cherished mother of Karen, Kimberly (Mark) Pretko; loving grandmother of Ashley Pretko; sister of the late Michael DiStefano. The family would like to thank the Hospice staff for their loving care. Family and Friends will be received Wednesday, December 26th, 4-8PM, Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home Inc., same as Curtin Funeral Home. 1340 Union Rd, West Seneca, NY, 716-627-2919. Mass of Christian burial at Queen of Heaven Church, Mill Rd., West Seneca, on Thursday, December 27th at 9AM. Please assemble at church. Donations can be made in Betty’s name to The Center for Hospice & Palliative Care at

Betty was a very independent, social woman who was loved by everyone that met her.  She remained close with some grammar school friends called “The great eight”.  When Fred and Betty were married they were given the crucifix that is now atop Betty’s casket.  She has held onto that memento for sixty-six years just for this purpose.  When something was special to her, she cherished it.  Betty and Fred raised two daughters, Karen and Kim.  They meant the world to Betty and she managed to be a stay at home mom for them and work at night from home.  Fred would hear her tapping away at her typewriter in the basement into the wee hours of the morning, earning five cents a page! 

Family was special to Betty and she showed it in the love she put into the holidays, especially Christmas.  Her girls got filled stockings right up until Karen demanded she stop when Karen was fifty!  Dinner time was also something Betty held dear.  She cooked every night for her family except Wednesdays, which was declared McDonald’s treat night.  Her and Fred also loved the time they spent caring for their dear granddaughter Ashley, who was their world.

Betty did like to spend some time just crafting to relax.  You could find her in her craft room sewing, creating needlepoint and painting both china and porcelain dolls.