Nickerson Funeral Home

77 Eldredge Park Way, Orleans, MA


Hillary Lee Landers

July 4, 1957July 23, 2020

Hillary Lee Landers

Hillary Landers passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2020 after a long illness. Hillary was born on July 4, 1957 in Pittsfield, MA. the daughter of Betty and Jack Landers. Her formative years were spent in Weston, MA. She attended secondary school in Milton, MA and Mt. Kisco, NY. She graduated from Skidmore College in 1982, where she majored in Political Science and History. Hillary was a four-year varsity member of the tennis and basketball teams. Her athletic prowess earned her induction into Skidmore’s Hall of Fame. After graduation she worked as a corporate auditor for General Electric. In 1985, she moved to Martha’s Vineyard, her home for much of her life. She worked as a realtor for Barbara Nevin Real Estate and later, with Lisa Stewart, started her own realty company in Edgartown, MA called Lighthouse Properties. Hillary suffered a tragic accident in 2006 that left her a quadriplegic. She spent her last years in Harwich and Yarmouth, MA. Hillary was a devoted mother to her son Jason (Polaski) of Hampden CT. She is predeceased by her parents, and brother Glenn. Hillary leaves behind her sister Sue, brother John, and many other family members and friends who loved her and were inspired by her strength and irrepressible optimistic spirit.

A family funeral service is being planned and a celebration of Hillary’s life will be held when we can all safely gather. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Federation of the Blind or a charity of your choosing. For online condolences and details, please visit www.nickersonfunerals.com.


14 August

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Christ Church Episcopal

671 Route 28
Harwich Port, MA

Due to COVID restrictions, the church cannot support more than immediate family attending in person. Please show your support to Hillary's family by attending virtually by clicking the link to the right, "Join Livestream"


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Mary Anne Healey

August 10, 2020

Very sorry for your loss.Will always have fond memories of us growing up in Weston.She was a wonderful friend and we are all lessened without her. ..Mary Anne Healey Barnes

Barbara Hoffman

August 8, 2020

My thoughts are with you, Hillary and your loving family. You were one of the strongest people I have meet in my life. Your courage and determination was non stoppable. You will be missed. All my Love! Peter & Barbara Hoffman

Kerry Quinlan-Potter

August 4, 2020

I had the honor of working with Hillary and learning from her directly. She was fun, funny and joyful, as well as professional, knowledgeable, accomplished and incredibly courageous.
It has been a difficult road for her and though the loss is real I am glad that this chapter is over for her and the next part of her journey will be in freedom.
Thank you Hill, for everything that you brought and the indelible affect that you've had in my world.

Lynn Grant

August 2, 2020

So sad about Hillary -
I am a tennis player from Falmouth. I knew Glen and Betty and played every year in the Glen Landers tournament at New Seabury. The family always did such a great job with that tournament. I also went to Skidmore and played tennis but graduated in 1968 so I did not know Hilary there but it is a nice connection. My last memory of Hillary was running in the North Falmouth Road race - going down Curly Blvd and Hillary passed me - then slowed down and we ran the rest of the race together - catching up. I was so sad to hear of her accident - I had tennis friends from MV who knew her well.


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