Calling Hours:

Sunday, September 29th, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm, at Collins Funeral Home.


Monday, September 30th at 11:00 Am at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 229 Danbury Road, Wilton.


If preferred over flowers, the family asks that any donations be made to the Connecticut Humane Society, 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT 06111 (

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.

Jill 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 1975.

Jill was a teacher’s aide at Tokeneke Middle School in Darien, Connecticut.  In addition, she was a fond lover of all animals and spent most of her weekends “animal-sitting” for many friends and relatives.

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 (

  1. We are so sad to hear of Jill’s passing. We will miss her greatly. She was a faithful friend. May she Rest In Peace. Claire & Tom Sci

    September 24, 2019
    Claire & Tom Sci -
  • So sorry to hear about your sister . You and your extended family are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike & Sara Barnum

    September 25, 2019
    Sara A. Barnum -
  • We were so sorry to hear of Jill’s passing. So young. We all went to school together and she was in my husband’s class.

    please send my best to Terry Helm (sister)…..she knew my mom and dad quite well when they were in San Francisco. My mom passed in septemeber 2006 and dad passed in jan 2018… he moved back to California to live with a new woman. Terry hope you are well… folks always adored you.

    all my best to the whole family.

    October 25, 2019
    Kimi McLean Hardej & Alex Hardej -
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