Born in Framingham, he was the son of Patricia Harrington Byrne of Framingham and the late Thomas F. Hilditch, who passed in 2001. A former Hopkinton resident, he was a U.S. Navy veteran and a self-employed painter. He was a member of AA, as well as the VFW in Hudson.
Besides his mother Patricia, he leaves behind his sisters, Deborah Hilditch of Hopkinton, Linda Hilditch of Austin, Texas, Patricia Alexander of Hopkinton, and Donna Lucrkut of Mendon, and two nieces, Jennifer Devine and Joyce Alexander.
Visitation will be held Tuesday July 12, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe St. A service will take place in the funeral home Wednesday July 13, at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Hopkinton.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation (www.kidney.org) or Autism Speaks (www.autsimspeaks.org).
For online condolences, please visit www.ChesmoreFuneralHome.com.