Candy Sue Hill
April 2, 1949 – December 24, 2020
It is with great sadness that our family must announce the passing of Candy S. Hill. Our mother passed away on December 24, 2020 after a long battle of with cancer.
Our mom was the matriarch of our family and dedicated her life to all of us and her work. Many people will remember our mother as strong, dedicated, and downright stubborn.
She spent a large portion of her career working the for the Department of Social Services in the State of Michigan. She retired early and took a role at the Archdioceses of Detroit. From there she moved on to becoming the CEO of Catholic Social Services of Monroe County in Michigan.
Ultimately, she was given an amazing opportunity to leave the state she was born and raised in and moved to Virginia to take a new position at Catholic Charites USA. Her love and dedication to helping those that had been left behind or abandoned was only a smidge of who she truly was. She would give her last to help someone else in need. She was a force to be reckoned with.
For many of those that worked with her knew she loved her husband Michael, her two children Amanda and Rob and she adored her grandson Blake more than life. Our family is devastated by her loss, but we find peace knowing she is no longer suffering.
Our family thanks all you during this very difficult time. We will always love you mom!
Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Candy Sue Hill
January 14, 2021
Before coming to CCUSA, Candy served on the social policy committee. After hearing about the open position for VP of Social Policy, Candy called me to ask my thoughts about working at the national office and to get a feel for the living in the nation's Capitol. I strongly encouraged her to apply. Sometime she would remind me that I was the reason for her coming to Washington. I recall her being concerned with it being the right move to bring her family here. One thing I admired about Candy is her unconditional love for her family and how much she adored her Blake, her grandson.
I will never forget Candy's unwavering support for me during the long illness of my mother. And my favorite memory was our attending the VP Biden's Inaugural Reception at his residence. Very Cool. Rest peacefully, Candy
I pray that God will continue you to grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.
January 12, 2021
I am saddened to hear about Candy's passing. She was a wonderful mentor, friend, and colleague to me during my time working with her at Catholic Charities USA. Candy was one of the toughest and most intelligent individuals I've worked with, when she set her mind to something you knew it would get done. She constantly pushed her team to excel and the opportunities she gave me have influenced my career path. Her commitment to social justice continues to be an inspiration. Her work on social justice issues leaves this world a better place. To her family, I wish I could join you in person for her funeral. Please know you're in my prayers and I will be sending love from across the country.
January 12, 2021
To Candy's Family-I am so very sorry for your profound loss. All of you were her world and number one priority. Please know that my prayers are with you.
Candy was my boss at Catholic Charities USA. The thing that I will always appreciate the most about working with her was her kindness whenever there was an issue in our own families that needed to be attended to. Family came first for all of us in her mind and heart, and she showed that to us with generosity and flexibility.
May you all find comfort in the memories of those whose lives she touched.
January 4, 2021
There are no words that could do justice in describing the loss of the most important person in my life. My mother did anything and everything to provide the best life to her family. My mom worked full time, pursued her Juris Doctorate, coached cheerleading all while raising two teenagers. From meetings at the White House with President Obama, working on Capitol Hill, traveling to the Vatican to taking her grandson to Disney World. It was always about her family. The world will never be to same without you, not only because I had the honor of calling you my mother, but because of the strong and powerful woman you always were. I will always love you and miss you everyday. In your memory, I hope to make you as proud of me as I was of you.
Forever your son with love,
January 3, 2021
I am very sorry to hear about Candy's passing. Candy was one of the brightest and most talented people I have worked with. She made an outstanding and lasting contribution in the area of social policy at Catholic Charities USA. Throughout her life she fought for a world that was a better and just place for everyone. She was tenacious in working especially for those who were forgotten or had no voice. We are all better off because of her efforts. I am very grateful to her.
My heart is with her family whom she cherished above everything else. My prayers are with you.
December 29, 2020
I too am very saddened to hear of Candy's passing as she was a friend and colleague for many years...I appreciate very personally and professionally in her efforts to get me over to Catholic Charities USA with the efforts of Fr. Larry which at the time was a very critical time in my life and for Candy's efforts I will be eternally gratedful...Candy was a very hard and driving committed professional with her presence and focus of always helping the least amongst US, the Poor and Disadvanataged...She was driven in her dedication with long working hours and days but assuring that every effort was made to get the help needed to those most in need...Smart lawyer and advocate is the best way I can sum up how I will always remember Candy...To Michael, Amanda, Rob and the love of her life Grandson Blake, know that My Prayers are with you and all the Family at this very special time...And remember as long as you keep Her in your memories and heart Candy will always be with YOU! Blessings Always AMEN!
Samuel Chambers Jr.
December 29, 2020
I just learned of Candy's untimely death. I am so sorry for her family's loss. Candy and I worked together for a number of years in Wayne County, Michigan, and at CCUSA in Virginia. She was a trusted friend and colleague whose strengths made her a powerhouse in the circles in which she traveled. What a stunning surprise this has been for me and my wife. We mourn her family's loss along with her family, including her husband, Michael, her son and daughter, and her grandson. May she rest in peace.