Associate Science (scholar), Northeastern University, 1950. Bachelor of Science, U. Massachusetts Harvard Extension, 1962. Graduated from Command and General Staff College, 1982.
Sales agent, linguist Pan American Airways, Boston, 1955-1961. Interpreter International Conference Fire Chiefs, 1966. Teacher Spanish Young Women’s Christian Association, Natick, 1966-1967.
Community relations consultant, advisory board directors, lecturer for migrant education project division, Massachusetts Department Community Affairs, Boston, 1967-1969. Editor-in-chief Sudbury (Massachusetts) Citizen, 1967-1976. Associate editor The Beacon, 1976-1979, contributing editor, 1979-1983.
Area editorial adviser Beacon Public Company, Acton, Massachusetts, 1970-1980, editor, 1976-1980. Columnist Town Crier, 1987—2007. Contributing editor Towne Talk, 1975-1979, Citizens' Forum, 1975-1981.
Editor Special Forces Annual History, 1989-1990. Director public affairs Massachusetts Department Environ Quality Engineering, 1981-1983. Producer, host television interview show For the Record, since 1985.
Board directors Sun City Andtem Veterans President, since 2009. Public affairs officer Federal Emergency Management Agency, 1995-2003. Women veterans speaker State House Massachusetts official Veterans Day observances, ceremonies, 1999.
Member Business Advisory Committee, 1972-1977, Sudbury School Committee, 1976-1977. Member Memorial Day Celebration Committee, 1972-2007, master of ceremonies, 1973-2007, parade marshal, 1997, 2003. Chairman Sudbury World War II Commemorativ e Community, 1992-1996.
Chairman Sudbury Korean War 50th Anniversary Commemorative Committee, 2000. Member Sudbury Town Report, 1967-1972, 85-88, chairman, 1969-1972. Chairman Sudbury Veterans Advisory Committee, 1986-1992.
Panelist International Women's Year Symposium, 1975, Women in Politics, 1987, Women in Military, 1987. Member congressional 5th district Massachusetts nomination board West Point, appointed military aide-de-camp to Massachusetts Governor Wm. Weld, 1992-1996, Governor Mitt Romney, 2002-2006.
Veterans' agent Town of Sudbury, 1992-2004. With United States Navy, 1950-1954, with United States Naval Reserve, 1954-1956, lieutenant colonel United States Army Reserve. Persian Gulf, 1991-1992.
Liaison officer United States Military Academy West Point, 1976-1989, 93-94. Public affairs officer 94th United States Army Reserve Command, 1982-1983, Office of Secretary of Defense, The Pentagon, Washington, 1989-1993. Director public relations Mission One, Employer Support Guard and Reserve, Department of Defense.
Parade marshall Sudbury Memorial Day Parade, 1997, 2003. Veterinary service officer Town of Sudbury, 1992-2004. Member League of Women Voters (director 1964-1968), National Editorial Association, National Newspaper Association, National Press Club, Rotary International (member Sudbury chapter scholarship chairman 1993-2007, board directors 1994-1995, 96-97, 97-2008, public relations chairman 1995-1997, associate editor The Bulletin, 1996-1997, Foundation chairman 1997-1999, president-elect 2000-2001, president 2001-2002), New England Press Association, International Platform Association (Silver Bowl award for poetry 1997), Business and Professional Women's Club (Sudbury 1st vice president 1973, president 1973-1976, parliamentarian 1978-1988, 90-92, legislation chair 1990-1992, state bylaws committee 1977-1978, 79-81, 86-88, state legislation chairman 1979-1981, 86-88, state political action committee chairman 1988-1989, Woman of Year 1979, Woman of Achievement 1982), National League American Pen Women (executive board Boston 1974-1976, 78-88, president Boston branch 1976-1978, 94-98, 2000-2008, state executive board 1994-1998, publicity chairman 1979-1980, chairman bylaws committee 1979-1980, 86-88, parliamentarian 1978-1980, 82-88, auditor 1980-1982, 84-88, 1st vice president 1988-1992, national editor Achievements, The Pen Woman 1992-1994, national protocol chair 1998, national scholarship chairman 1998—2008, national 4th vice president 2000-2002, national 3d vice president 2002-2004), Reserve Officers Association (life, department secretary 1978-1979, department army vice president 1992-1995.
2007-2008, president Boston chapter 1986-1988, department president-elect 1995-1996, department president 1996-1997, army vice president 1995-1996, army council representative 1989-1992, 1999-1908, budget committee, 1990-1991, department publicity chairman 1988-1992, editor Advisor 1991-1995, Outstanding Service award 1978-1979, co-chair National Convention 1995-1998), Special Forces Association (Green Berets, assistant to chairman national convention 1999-2000), American Legion (post Commander 2000-2001, executive board 1996-2007, chaplain 1996-2000, 02-07), Korean War Veterans Massachusetts (life), Military Intelligence Association New England (press officer 2004-2006, president 2006-2007), Omega Sigma, Sun City Anthem Veterans(public affairs. officer, board director, since 2008).
Married Thomas H. Hillery, February 25, 1961. 1 son, Thomas H.