1940 – 2018
Putnam – Carol Rosemary (Nichols) Hilliker, 78, of Sabin St., died Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at Day Kimball Hospital. Born in Killingly, she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Lorella (Derosiers) Nichols.
Mrs. Hilliker worked for many years at the John Dempsey Center as a healthcare worker. Carol also served as the Republican Registrar of Voters for the Town of Putnam. She was den mother for the cub scouts St. Mary’s pack 25 in Putnam in the 1980’s, and also worked for the Putnam school district in the cafeteria at the time.
Carol loved sitting on her front stoop where she enjoyed having a good conversation or argument, especially about politics. A good yard sale was never missed, while she loved opening up her basement for a yard sale of her own. Carol adored her Grandchildren and took great pride in all they accomplished. Being a kid at heart herself, she loved to share candy with them and have a good laugh.
Carol is survived by a son, Robert Bazinet and his wife Catherine of Pomfret Center; two grandchildren, Asa and Iris Bazinet both of Pomfret Center; her siblings, Sidney Nichols of NC, John Nichols of Providence, RI, Rosie Moore of SC, Mary Duhaime of Putnam, and Theresa Duquette of N. Grosvenordale; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters, Dorothy Place and Lorella Holt.
Cremation services were entrusted to the Gilman Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Church St., Putnam, CT. A celebration of Carol’s life is being planned at a later date. Please feel free to contact her family at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.