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Hillen, Teresa M. March 11, 1945 - June 28, 2024

Date of Funeral

July 3, 2024

Teresa M. Hillen, age 79, of Mansfield, NJ died Friday, June 28, 2024, at home.  Teresa was born March 11, 1945, in Brooklyn, NY to the late John and Mary (Meade) King.  In addition to her parents Teresa was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Brian Hillen, Sr, her brother, Maurice, and two sisters, Marie and Rita.

She was employed by Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY as a Technician Assistant for several years before retiring.

After Teresa’s husband’s passing, she devoted most of her time, energy, and focus upon assisting the needs of her adult children and their families. As their families grew     over time, Teresa was there to share her love in the good times, and especially when life presented its challenges. Teresa was also a devoted and humble servant in the Catholic faith, spending much of her free time with friends in prayer groups, attending get-togethers, and lending a helping hand whenever there was a person in need. She was a woman of deep faith, who lived her life in the service of God and others. She was a shining example of Christian love, always putting the needs of others before her own. She was often a source of strength, guidance, and unconditional love. She raised her children with the values of faith, family and hard work, instilling in them a deep love for Christ and commitment to living a life of virtue.

She is survived by her son, Brian Hillen, JR. and his fiancé, Laura Powell, her daughter, Lisa Cartolano and husband John, her 6 grandchildren, Conor and Sophia Hillen, Addilyn Powell, Kristina Cartolano and wife Andrea, Kayla, John and Amanda Cartolano and 2 great grandchildren, Meredith and Angelina.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 2, 2024 from 4-8pm at Cochran Funeral Home, 905 High Street, Hackettstown, NJ.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 11:00 am on Wednesday, July 3 at Our Lady of the Mountain Church, 2 E. Springtown Rd, Long Valley, NJ with Rev. Marcin Michalowski officiating. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Staten Island on Friday, July 5 at 11 am. (On Friday, please meet at the cemetery.)

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memorial & Honor Program, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942 in memory of Teresa.


  1. REPLY
    Peggy Shanahan says

    I am so sorry to read this ! If I read it this morning I would have been at your funeral Teresa ! You were a wonderful lady ! Your friend, Peggy

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