Jill Ann Hynes
September 26, 1952 ~ September 22, 2019
Jill Ann Hynes passed away peacefully on September 22, 2019. She was born on September 26, 1952 in NYC and grew up in Wilton, Connecticut. Her parents were the late Dorothy Heide and Edward Gibson Hynes Jr.
attended Wilton public schools most of her life and graduated from the
Wilton High School in 1970. She received her A.A. from Marymount
College in Arlington, VA and her B.S. from Arizona State University in
She is survived by siblings: Terry Hynes Helm, Dorothy “Heide” Moran, (Peter); Edward Gibson Hynes III, (Rosemary Carey) and Mary Hynes, (Marc Tessier-Lavigne). She was predeceased by her brother, Timothy Joseph Hynes, (Kimberly).
She is also survived by many loving aunts and uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews as well as her lifelong best friend, Tina Moreno Smith, who was by her side until the end.
Jill was an avid sports enthusiast and received her first of many trophies for swimming at the age of four. She played many varsity sports in high school and later in life she became the Women’s Singles Tennis Club Champion at Roton Point Tennis Club in Rowayton, Connecticut. For many years she was the Junior Varsity Assistant and Head Coach for the girl’s tennis team at Darien High School.
Services for Jill include calling hours at Collins Funeral Home in Norwalk CT on Sunday, September 29th from 4-7 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Wilton, Connecticut on Monday, September 30th at 11am. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery in Wilton.
If preferred over flowers, the family asks that any donations be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111 (CTHumane.org).