He was born to the late James Hill and Ruth Barrett in Chadbourn, NC on August 30, 1928.
Mr. Summerset served in the US Navy for 20 years.
He also enjoyed gardening, jazz, and spending time with his loved ones.
He leaves to cherish his memory; daughters, Susan Summerset of New London, Robin (Richard) Reid of Orange, Michelle Jordan of New Haven; 3 brothers, James Hill of NC, Arthur Hill of OH, Joseph Hill of NC; 3 sisters, Sarah Hill Briggs of NC, Danyce Hill of NC, Nettie Mae Worthy of OH; 5 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and a host of relatives and friends.
He was predeceased by his loving wife, Rachel, and son, Shelton Anthony Summerset.
A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Christian Center, 349 Wheelers Farm Rd., Milford, CT 06461.
Calling hours will be Thursday at the church from 9-11am. Interment will be private. Services by Howard K. Hill Funeral Service, 1287 Chapel St. New Haven, CT 06511.
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