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Corinne Hillman

Corinne Hillman, 98; Teacher, Cooperstown Cotillion Mainstay

Corinne Hillman, 98;

Teacher, Cooperstown

Cotillion Mainstay

COOPERSTOWN – Corinne Hillman, 98, a retired teacher known to a generation of Cooperstown Area eighth graders for teaching them to ballroom dance for the annual Cotillion at The Otesaga, passed away on Friday Feb. 15, 2019, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing.
She was born on Jan. 1, 1921, and grew up in New York City. She attended Hunter College and New York University, and earned her master’s degree and teaching certificate in elementary education.
Corinne married Harry Hillman in January 1941 in New York City. Later they moved to Great Neck on Long Island where they raised their family.
She is survived by a daughter, Kathi Hillman McElroy (Hugh) of Port Jefferson and a son-in-law, Harlan D. Alpern, M.D., of Cooperstown. She is also survived by her two grandchildren, Micah (Sarah) Alpern of Mountain View, Calif., and Rebeka Seelinger (Brian) of Erie, Pa., as well as her four great-grandchildren, Bobby, Emma, Hazel and James.

Corinne Hillman, 98; Retired Teacher Mainstay Of Cooperstown’s Cotillion
IN MEMORIAM

Corinne Hillman, 98; Teacher, 

Cooperstown Cotillion Mainstay

Corinne Hillman

COOPERSTOWN – Corinne Hillman, 98, a retired teacher known to a generation of Cooperstown Area eighth graders for teaching them to ballroom dance for the annual Cotillion at The Otesaga, passed away on Friday Feb. 15, 2019, at Cooperstown Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing.

She was born on Jan. 1, 1921, and grew up in New York City. She attended Hunter College and New York University, and earned her master’s degree and teaching certificate in elementary education.

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