Monique I. Hill, 61, of Marlborough

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Marlborough – Monique I. (Blais) Hill, 61, died Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 after a long period of failing health. She was the wife of Michael Hill to whom she was married for 35 years.

She was born in Newport, Vt., the daughter of Alphonse and Jacqueline Blais, and lived in Marlborough for almost 50 years.

Monique worked at the former Digital Corp. in different positions, and also worked as an aide at the former Cushing Hospital in Framingham for a short time before being forced to retire due to health problems.

She was very artistic, particularly enjoyed painting, and had a great love of gardening. She was known to have a “green thumb.”

Besides her husband and parents, she is survived by one daughter, Shila O’Reilly of Chelmsford; two brothers, Andy Blais of Marlborough and Roger Blais of Vermont; six sisters, Helen Blais of Marlborough, Patricia Wilson of Marlborough, Lucie Bigelow of Marlborough, Rose Marie Blais of Florida, Lise McCarthy of Marlborough, and Michelle Blais of Marlborough; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was predeceased by a sister, Denise Jessie.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, Jan. 22, from 4-7 p.m., at the William R. Short and Son Funeral Home (www.shortfuneral.com), followed by funeral service at 7 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Monique Blais Hill Memorial Fund, c/o Saint Mary’s Credit Union, 133 West Main St., Marlborough, MA 01752.