Robert B. Hiller II

Robert B. Hiller II, age 92, died is his home surrounded by his loving family on February 9, 2020. He was the husband of the late Dorothy M. Hiller, with whom he enjoyed 61 years of marriage.

            Bob was the son of the late Howard B. and Teresa (Marsh) Hiller. He lived and worked at East Over Farm in Rochester, MA his entire life. As a third generation Hiller Cranberry grower, he was a leader in the cranberry industry.

            Bob served in the Army Air Force during World War II, stationed on Adak Island in the Aleutian Islands. He was a communicant of St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Marion and a 32nd Degree Mason. Bob also served as a Lieutenant in the Rochester Fire Department.

            Bob is survived by his son, Robert B. Hiller III, and wife Sandra of Rochester; Grandchildren, Tess E. Hedblom and husband Erik of Mattapoisett, Jacob W. Hiller, DVM, of Richmond, VA and Paige M. Hiller of Rochester; two great-granddaughters Sadie E. Hedblom and Adley J. Hedblom of Mattapoisett.

            At his request, a private graveside service, followed by a public Celebration of Life at East Over Farm will be held at a date to be determined in May. In lieu of flowers, remembrance may be made to the Rochester Council on Aging, 67 Dexter Lane, Rochester, MA 02770. For online condolence book, please visit

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  1. Bob Bailey says:

    Loved this old Man
    He was truly one of God’s great servants
    I can remember, when my kids were little,
    we had a pet rabbit.Bob would graciously
    “Sell” me a bale of hay every six months or
    so for bedding for said bunny.I would go to
    his barn, leave a dollar or two under the hammer
    on the little shelf next to the phone, let my kids
    talk to the animals for a few, and drive away happy
    in the knowledge that there are still a few KIND,
    GENTLE, and GRACIOUS men left in this all too often
    cold, and calloused world.
    God Bless you Sir, and May he wrap his arms around
    the entire Hiller Family,with the passing of their
    Awesome Patriarch.❤️

  2. Elizabeth Gonneville says:

    Sending prayers to the family he was a great man also a great boss to my husband , dad and a couple of my uncles he will be missed by many . May he RIP with his lovely wife Love and God Bless Beth Gonneville

  3. Dear Mr. Hillers family we are from Pennsylvania and always enjoyed a visit with a Massachusetts farmer our son Tony Williams works for the coalition. We will show our respects to the gravesite when we come to Rochester Tom and Tiz Williams

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