Obituary: Ed Hildreth

Mon, 11/14/2011 - 9:25am

Edward “Ed” Whitaker Hildreth, 91, passed away on Oct. 31. He was the husband of Ruth (Rathbone) Hildreth, of Gloucester, Mass.

Hildreth was formerly of New York City; Southampton, N.Y.; Monson, Mass.; Old Saybrook, Conn.; Block Island; and Mystic, Conn.

The deceased was former president and owner of Hildreth Associates. He is survived by his daughter, Dr. Kathleen Barnes and husband Eugene F. Barnes III, of Gloucester, Mass.; granddaughter Glendon Barnes, J.D., of Blue Hill, Maine; nieces Hope Graham, Inness Humphreys and Faith Humphreys Belt;  and nephews Hildreth, George and Whitaker Humphreys.

Hildreth was predeceased by sisters Hope Deal and Priscilla Graham and cousin Henry Hildreth, all of Southampton, Mass.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to a charity of choice. Online condolences may be left at