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Francesca Hill, loving wife and mother, passed away suddenly from natural causes on March 8, 2014.

She is survived by Lawrence, her husband of 43 years; her son Colin and his wife Daniela; and her sister-in-law Linda Marie Hill.

A native of London, England, she was born Jan. 7, 1948. Francesca found her way to Bainbridge Island, where she lived in idyllic country bliss for 24 years.

Always generous with her time, Francesca was a caring mother, political activist and volunteer. When she was not traveling the world, or cooking amazing meals for her family. Francesca could be found in Winslow. She was always in her element when taking to the people of the community she loved.

Many Islanders came to chat with her at Skookum, where she worked for 14 years. Whether scanning the shelves at the library or knitting for charity at Churchmouse, her positive attitude, her laughter and her openness were contagious to everyone she met. Most recently, she charmed her new family at her son’s wedding in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

To honor Francesca’s generous spirit, the family asks that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in lieu of flowers.

A celebration of her life was held Sunday, March 23, at the Hill house.

Francesca touched so many lives, and she would want everyone to know how thankful she was to the people who touched her hers. Arrangements entrusted to Cook Family Funeral Home. Please sign the online guest book at

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