Arthur Hilario Sr.

December 1, 1926September 21, 2013

Arthur Hilario Sr., 86, died peacefully in his home on Saturday, September 21, 2013. Arthur was born on December 1, 1926 in New Bedford Massachusetts, son of Abilio A. Hilario and Germana Moura Hilario.

Arthur was raised in Portugal, however he immigrated to the United States at the young age of 19, and worked hard all his life. He began his career plastering walls and went on to become a mason and building contractor, building many beautiful homes in the surrounding areas. In 1976 Arthur bought what is now well known as Hilario's Service Center located in Newtown Connecticut, for which he will be remembered by many for his endless years of hard work right up until his time.

Arthur married the love of his life, Silbina Simoes in 1952 and shared 56 years of marriage before Silbina's passing in 2008. Together they raised three children, Arthur Hilario, Jr. of New Milford, Barbara Ann Iapaluccio of New Milford, and Paul Hilario of Newtown . Arthur is also survived by his daughter in law Jenny Hilario, and son in law Bobby Iapaluccio, his eleven grandchildren, Jessica March, John Pratt, Tara Pratt, Arty Hilario, Brad Hilario, Ben Iapaluccio, Shelby Hilario, Kiki Iapaluccio, Veronica Hilario, Gabriella Hilario, and Dylan Hilario. He is also survived by his six great grandchildren, Makenna March, Silbina Knecht, Leianna Knecht, Adriana Pratt, Artie Hilario and Cameron Hilario. Arthur is predeceased by his brother Eduardo Hilario, and is survived by his four sisters, Ezara Longo of Portugal, Olinda Pires of Danbury, Alice Henriques of Massachusetts, and Maria Gomes of Danbury. Arthur leaves behind many nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00am on Saturday September 28th at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Danbury. Entombment will be in the Saint Peter Cemetery Mausoleum, Danbury.

The family will receive friends at the Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury on Friday September 27th from 5 thru 8pm.

Arthur will be sadly missed by his family and his many dear friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 38 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT 06854 or to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive P.O. Box 5022, Wallingford, CT 06492.


  • Visitation Friday, September 27, 2013
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, September 28, 2013

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Glen Kalley

October 3, 2013

I was saddened to hear of Arthur's death. I believe he was the first person to hire me (early 1970's). He was a good man.

Susan Mazzucoo

October 1, 2013

Please accept my deepest sympathy on the passing of your father.

Lianne & Cesare Migiano

October 1, 2013

Condolences to your whole family from Srthur's former friends from the neighborhood...

Americo,Louise&Louie Francisco

September 29, 2013

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Arthur. Many memories from the old days.

Torcasio Family

September 28, 2013

My deepest condolences to Paul and Arthurs family.

sharon burch

September 28, 2013

we send our love to the Hilario family's.We our so sorry for your loss. I remember back in the day when my husband and I worked in Hawleyville we would go there for lunch and he always had a kind word and a big smile. from Mr & Mrs George Burch.

Sheila Maher

September 28, 2013

I was there all the time! Loved this man...what a terrific person, always willing to help, always a smile. I gave him about 5 kittens through the years (most with extra toes) and he loved them so much! Called them all HILARIO ;-) God bless him and his family. Surely there is a wonderful spot for him in heaven with all the good he has done for this world and mankind.

Christine Mead

September 27, 2013

It is with our deepest condolences for the loss of Mr Hilario Sr. To all my cousins. He lived a long and happy life & will forever be missed. You all will be in our prayers. Love you Guys!!!
David,Chris,& Gabrielle

Kimmy Pennella

September 27, 2013

Shelby,Gigi and family
So sorry to hear of your grandpa's passing, thinking of you Love Kimmy

Victor Tomaino

September 27, 2013

My deepest sympathy to your family.