BREWER – Hilda Julianna Hartery, 83, wife of the late Leo J. Hartery Jr., went to be with the Lord March 8, 2012, surrounded by her loving family at a Bangor hospital. She was born Feb. 16, 1929, in Old Town, the daughter of Felicien and Margaret LeBlanc.

Hilda worked at the University of Maine, Orono, as a head secretary until moving to Brewer to start a family. She worked with her husband managing their cottages at Beach Hill Pond, bookkeeping at their hardware store, and designing and finishing houses for their home building business. She was a loving and devoted mother, who enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and especially her grandchildren. She loved being at their lakeside cottage and looked forward to their winter trips to Florida. Hilda was blessed with loving and compassionate caregivers in the later years of her life that supported her and allowed her to remain at home.

She is survived by her two daughters, Lynn Hilyard and husband, Peter, of Brewer and Janet Hartery and husband, Phil McClain, of New Canaan, Conn.; six grandchildren, Dan Hilyard, Cody Hilyard, Peter Hilyard Jr., Joseph McClain, Christopher McClain and Mariah McClain; a sister, Lorraine Veilleux of Brewer; a brother, Robert LeBlanc of Bradley; nieces and nephews. She will be remembered by a longtime friend, Doug Gaudette of Hampden.

Family and friends may visit 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Kiley & Foley Funeral Service, 69 State St., Brewer. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 11 a.m. Monday, March 12, at St. Paul the Apostle Parish, St. Teresa’s Catholic Church, South Main Street, Brewer. Burial will be at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Bangor. A time of fellowship and refreshments will be afterward at the parish center. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to St. Teresa’s Church, care of St. Paul’s Parish Office, 207 York St., Bangor, ME 04401 or to Joyce Meyer Ministries, P.O. Box 655, Fenton, MO 63026 or Condolences may be mailed to Lynn Hilyard, 3 Lynn Ave., Brewer, ME 04412 or Janet Hartery, 30 Bald Hill Road, New Canaan, CT 06840 or at