Catherine Hillen

January 23, 1939 - September 26, 2011
Catherine Hillen

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Catherine “Cathy” Hillen, 72 of Zirconia went to be with the Lord Monday morning, September 26, 2011 at the Elizabeth House following an extended illness. A native of Liverpool, England, she was a daughter of the late William and Esther Moore. A longtime resident of New York, she retired to Henderson County ten years ago.

Prior to her retirement in 2001, she was involved in acquisitions and purchasing for Climatronics and ERA for 40 years. She had been a part-time cashier for Wal-Mart for the last 10 years.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church.

A beautiful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, she is survived by her husband of 52 years, Anthony P. Hillen; her children Micheal Hillen and wife Nellie, Catherine Schinella and husband David, and Anne Merkes and husband Carl; grandchildren Sean Schinella, Patrick “PJ” Schinella, Amanda Thomas, Anthony Hillen, Cody Merkes, and Sierra Merkes; great-grandchild Logan Tyler Thomas; sisters Mary Moore and husband Norman, Sadie Strong and husband Jack, and Julie Mullholland; brothers William Moore and wife Sylvia and Thomas Moore and wife Kaye; beloved dogs, Tank, Ripper, and Roo; as well as the extended family on both sides of the Atlantic.

A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, September 28, 2011at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. The Reverend Nicholas Mormando, OFM CAP. will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 PM Tuesday evening, September 27, 2011 at Shuler Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Church, 208 7th Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28791 or Four Seasons Compassion for Life (Elizabeth House), 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011
12:00 AM

Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Our Lady of the Angels Chapel - Directions
208 7th Ave. West
Hendersonville, NC 28791

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  • September 29, 2011
    William, Sylvia and family says:
    All are thoughts and prays go to Tony and family at this sad time. God Bless Cathy, she will be sadly missed from big Billy and family. Always missed but not forgotten.

  • September 28, 2011
    Judy Feliz says:
    I worked with Cathy at Walmart. Just seeing her across the room made me smile. Always a joy to speak with. I remember her saying 'have a wonderful day', and meaning it. She will be sorely missed by me. May God bless her family and friends at this time.

  • September 28, 2011
    The Wednesday Quiz girls says:
    With deepest sympathy to all the family.

  • September 28, 2011
    Heather Niemann says:
    I worked with Cathy at Wal-Mart. She was an amazing lady and a really good friend to me. She gave the best advice and told amazing stories. She will be missed. My prayers go out to her family.

  • September 28, 2011
    Sue Moore says:
    With deepest sympathy to Tony and family on your loss of Cathy, she will always be in my heart xxxx