Loretta May Hill Flint-Wood
COPAKE, New York — Loretta May Hill Flint – Wood, 81, of Copake, and a former longtime resident of Millerton passed away on Saturday May 28, 2022, after a long illness.
She was born on June 20, 1940, in Rhinebeck, to David B. and Maude (Squires) Hill.
Although she did not win the battle Loretta cherished and enjoyed her time with her new husband Gilbert Wood. Gil and Loretta had been high school sweethearts and engaged to be married until a misunderstanding split them up for over 62 years. They eventually reconnected and were married on June 20, 2021.
In October of 1960 she married Charles J. Flint of Millerton where they lived many years and raised their three children. They then bought a retirement home in Beaufort, South Carolina. They made many new friends there including the “Laugh Lots” whom they both treasured greatly. Charles J. Flint passed away in January of this year.
For many years Loretta worked in the produce section of Trotta’s Market in Millerton. She had also worked for 15 years for the U.S. Postal Service in Amenia, before she retired.
Loretta was born the fifth of six children. She was pre deceased by her four brothers, David B. Hill, Floyd Hill, Ralph Hill, George Hill and her younger sister, Alice ‘Jane’ Hill Newkirk.
She is survived by her husband Gilbert Wood of Copake; a son Charles J. Flint of Millerton and two daughters, Carletta J. Flint of Pittsfield, and Tracy A. Plaut of Well Fleet, Massachusetts. She also leaves four grandchildren, Merredith Futrell, JoAnne Futrell, Matthew Hoisington and Jessica Lichtmacher; ten grandchildren, two great great granddaughters along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Loretta passed at home, surrounded by her wonderful loving husband and her family. Her Hospice nurse at the end was also her beloved niece Kathy Hill who did a wonderful job keeping her pain free and comfortable.
The family will hold a Celebration of Life on June 18, 2022.
In lieu of flowers kindly consider the Salvation Army, 40 South 3rd St., Hudson NY 12534 or the World Wildlife Fund, 1250 24th St. NW, Washington, DC 20037.
Arrangements are with the Peck and Peck Funeral Home of Copake New York. To send an online condolence please visit www.peckandpeck.net.