Bert Hill, 80, of Ashland, died on April 2, 2016 at the Grafton County Nursing Home.     KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

He was born in Nashua on February 24, 1936, to the late Rolland and Cora (Burgess) Hill. He was a member of the National Guard and Army from 1954 to 1962. In 1955, Bert married his one true love, the late Doris (Bishop) Hill. They would go on to enjoy 59 wonderful years together.

The majority of his career was spent working as a heavy equipment operator. He was employed by Don Wheeler Construction of Bedford, as well as Dana Patterson Inc. of Merrimack.

Bert enjoyed tinkering in the garage, cruising around on his motorcycle and going dancing to the sounds of Dwight Davis. He also enjoyed 20 years of seasonal trips to Florida with his wife.

He will forever be remembered for his great sense of humor and the love he had for his family, who meant the world to him. Although he was known by many different names such as Dad, Grampa, Grampy and Grap, the love he showed for his family was always felt equally.

Bert was predeceased by his wife Doris in 2015. Survivors include two children, Mark Hill and his wife Diane of Ashland and Jody Hill and his wife Lorri of Bow; five grandchildren, Jason Hill and wife Mickala of Holderness, Josh Hill and wife Lisa of Bristol, Kasey Hill and Courtney Binette of Bow, and Logan Cox and wife Jamie of Fort Myers, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Emma and Andrew Hill and Violet Cox.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 11am at Green Grove Cemetery Main Street in Ashland. Dupuis Funeral Home in Ashland is handling arrangements for more info go to