Walter N. Hilinski, age 80, of Trumbull passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 2, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was the beloved husband of Barbara (Candelora) Hilinski. Born in Manchester, CT on September 25, 1942 he was the son of the late Walter and Florence (McNeill) Hilinski.
Mr. Hilinski had been employed by Vectron Lab for over 30 years before his subsequent retirement as their vice president of operations. He was a man of great faith and evident as a longtime parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena Church, where he also served as a eucharistic minister. Early on, he was actively involved with his sons sporting activities where he coached them in hockey. Walter was a true outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, golfing and was also an avid skier. He was very involved with the Pinewood Lake Association, where he was honored to serve as a past president and built many lasting friendships along the way. He was a Rotarian and member of the Knights of Columbus for many years as well. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend of many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his beloved wife Barbara of 56 years, other survivors include his loving children, David Hilinski, Michael Hilinski and his wife Jennifer and Marc Hilinski, his cherished grandchildren, Julia, Brenden, Risa, Gregory and Kyla, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister, Judy Delaney.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. directly in St. Catherine of Siena Church, 220 Shelton Rd., Trumbull. Interment will follow in Nichols Village Burial Grounds, Trumbull. Friends may greet the family on Monday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Abriola Parkview Funeral Home, 419 White Plains Rd., Trumbull.