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Apr 03, 1929 - Nov 22, 2020


April 03, 1929 - November 22, 2020


Arlene F. Hillier, 91, of Marquette, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 22, 2020 at her home after a brief illness.

Arlene was born on April 3, 1929 in Marquette, a daughter of the late Frank and Frances (Levandowski) Matt and was a lifelong area resident.

Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Edward Hillier, who she married on September 18, 1948 in Marquette; four children, Kay Hillier of Long Island, NY, Scott (Phyllis) Hillier of AuTrain, Julee (Jim) Johnson of Minong, WI and Christopher Hillier of Columbus, NY; five grandchildren, Michael (Elizabeth) Hillier, Jessica (Steven) Paajanen, Jori Gohsman, Josh (Lindsey) Johnson, and Jenna Johnson; also nine great grandchildren. Preceding her in death besides her parents were three brothers and two sisters.

A private Funeral Mass will be held at St. Christopher Catholic Church with the Rev. Gregory Heikkala officiating.

Those wishing to make an expression of sympathy are kindly asked to consider the St. Christopher Catholic Church Altar Society, 2372 Badger St., Marquette, MI 49855 in Arlene's memory.

Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the Hillier family where memories of Arlene may be shared at canalefuneral.com.


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