OLD ORCHARD BEACH — William S. (Bill) Hilton, 57, of Old Orchard Beach died peacefully in his sleep Sunday Feb. 26, 2017. He was born in Bangor on May 22, 1959, to Charlene and Freeman Hilton.
He attended schools on MDI and in Harmony. He most recently lived in Old Orchard Beach, and had also lived on Mount Desert Island, in Franklin and in Harmony. Bill was a finish carpenter, furniture maker and contractor. If it was made of wood, he could build it. He loved animals, especially his golden retriever, Bailey. His greatest joy was watching his five grandchildren grow.
Bill is survived by his partner, Donna Agren of Old Orchard Beach; a sister, Martha Agren of Lewiston; a brother, Earl Hilton of Ellsworth; three children, Christopher Hilton of Southwest Harbor, Aaron Hilton of Brewer and Amie Hilton of Lewiston; two stepchildren, Patti Staples and Veronica Abbott; and five grandchildren.
At his request, there will be no funeral services. A celebration of life will be held at the Methodist Church in Old Orchard Beach on April 1, 2017, at 3 p.m.; another will follow in the Bar Harbor region later in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Old Orchard Beach UMC Food Pantry, P.O. Box K, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064 or Lewiston Middle School Drama Club, 75 Central Ave., Lewiston, ME 04240.