PALM BEACH, Fla., and GREENVILLE – Longtime Palm Beach, Fla., and Greenville resident, Louis O. Hilton passed away May 6, 2013, after a short hospital stay. Lou was born Aug. 27, 1932, in Greenville, son of C. Max and Edith Oakes Hilton. He was a graduate of the University of Maine school of forestry and obtained an Master of Business Administration from Babson College. He loved the town of Greenville and Moosehead Lake, and spent his whole life supporting the area that he loved so much. His causes were many, but his special loves were the steamboat, Katahdin; Moosehead Marine Museum; and Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital. He served on many Maine boards through out his life, including The Maine Community Foundation, The Forest Society of Maine, The Nature Conservancy, Merrill Trust Co., Owls Head Transportation Museum, Moosehead Marine Museum and others. He was an avid car collector and enjoyed sports car rallies. He loved aviation and supported many air museums. He also greatly enjoyed boating and was very active with Moosehead Lake Yacht Club for a number of years.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, “B”; daughter, Christine Cramer and husband, Brad, and their four, children, C. Max, Ingrid, Adelaide and Harry; and other daughter, Karen Fresne and children, Hunter and Isobel. He was predeceased by his two sons, Richard L. and Harry S. Hilton.
A celebration of his life will take place at a later date in Greenville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Moosehead Marine Museum, P.O. Box 1151, Greenville, ME 04441; or C.A. Dean Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 1129, Greenville, ME 04441. Arrangements by Quattlebaum Funeral Home, West Palm Beach, Fla.