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Hildegard (Schlittmann) Coulter

November 3, 1932 ~ November 24, 2018 (age 86)


Hildegard (“Hilda”) of Winthrop, Mass and formerly of Winchester, Mass, passed away at the age of 86 after a six-month illness.

She was born in Germany and lived through many hardships in Nazi Germany as a young girl. She came to America at age 21 and was very proud of her U.S. Citizenship and America. Hilda, a talented interior decorator, was the owner of a fabric and decorating store in Winchester, and then Star Drapery and Decorating in Winthrop until her retirement.  She had many clients and friends throughout her years through her business and within the business communities. 

Hilda loved to cook and especially loved baking. She baked cookies and cakes and breads for family, friends, neighbors, and later her doctors and nurses.  It was a rare occasion if you did not leave her home with a loaf of banana bread and a big bag of her famous chocolate chip cookies. If you asked her the recipe she would say, “it’s on the back of the package of tollhouse chips, but then I do add this and oh yes, I only use this or that….” with her Boston German accent, and we’d all laugh with her. 

She was the loving mother of Silvia Coulter and husband, Jared Stansfield, Christine Hicks, and Charles Coulter and wife, Mary Hopkins Coulter; grandmother (“Oma”) to Crystal Coulter Conroy, Candice Coulter, Sarah Hicks and husband Mark Michaud, and Cameron Coulter; step grandsons, Aaron, Jesse and wife Allison, Nathan, and Joshua; and great grandmother to Jaycee, Holly Marie, Kylie, Ashlyn, and Matthew.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM followed by a Celebration of Life Service in the funeral home at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriner's Hospital in her loving memory at

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