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Maury Hill, Jr., 83

Maury Hill, Jr. of Westport died suddenly on Sept. 28 at Norwalk Hospital. He was 83.

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Maury Hill: insurance industry executive. Contributed photo

He was born to the late Lela Cochran Hill and Maury Hill on April 17, 1936 in St. Louis, Missouri.

He attended high school at the John Burroughs School in St. Louis and graduated with a degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis in 1958. He served in the Air National Guard.

Maury worked for many years in the insurance industry where he helped people navigate the rules and opportunities for Medicare Health Insurance. Previously he worked with Investments and created original products for organizing bonds in the early days of the computer.

Maury was a member of the Unitarian Church in Westport, Westport Sunrise Rotary Club, and the Tokeneke Beach and Tennis Club in Darien.

He organized Longshore Men’s Tennis so that members could be part of the Fairfield County Tennis League. Maury enjoyed participating in International Service projects with Jane Sherman and her Westport Rotary Club, in Nicaragua and Guatemala.

He also loved golf and a highlight of that sport was when he, his son Maury and grandson Andrew were all at the Masters Golf tournament together.

Maury was blessed with a sunny disposition and loved making people happy. He enjoyed entertaining others, telling jokes that made others laugh. He believed that being positive was essential to good health and a contented life.

Maury was passionate about the writings of Edgar Casey and others who believed in reincarnation. He studied such spiritual beliefs his entire adult life.

He is survived by his children, Molly Hill Grahl (Arnold Grahl), Mundelein, Illinois and his son, Maury Hill III (Amy Hill), Nashville, Tennessee, and by his grandchildren Andrew Hill and Victoria Hill and Peter Grahl and Christina Grahl. He loved talking about his grandchildren, expressing such pride in them. He is survived by his sister, Virginia Hill Robinson of Winston Salem, North Carolina. He was predeceased by his sisters Lela Hill Burgwin and Jane Hill Clarkson. He is survived by his life partner of 11 years, Jane Sherman, of Westport and her children, Susan Sherman (Jim Cooper) of Norwalk and Michael Shermanheld of Black Rock and her grandson, Trevor Cooper.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, Oct. 25 at 1 p.m. at the Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the Unitarian Church in Westport or Westport Sunrise Rotary.

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