Hildreth Palmer Aldrich, 88, of Fripp Island, South Carolina, was here from March 30, 1930 through October 4, 2018. "Hildy," as she was affectionately known by all, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and was the baby of the family with three older siblings. She graduated as the Top Student Teacher at Lowell State Teacher's College. \n\nIn 1956, she met and soon married her "Mister Wonderful," Donald W. Aldrich, and moved to Skowhegan, Maine. There, she raised three children and about two thousand five-year olds in School Administrative District #54. For the next thirty-one years of public life, she always put the "Kind" in Kindergarten, her heart into the Federated Church choir, and demonstrated her fortitude and patience as a Den Mother and Girl Scout Leader who, on occasion, gave lessons on how to stand one's ground. \n\nPrivately, Hildy was quick to shower generous and constant care on every four-footed and two-footed wild one, fiercely compete at any game of dice or cards, and was a skilled pianist and willingly shared her talents with everyone.\n\nWhen she baked her last home-grown raspberry pie, said goodbye to Maine and retired to her beloved Fripp Island, SC, Hildy never tired of activity. Twenty-seven years a choir member, you could also find her conducting Exercise Classes, Book Club discussions or simply leading the way, even with a walker. She made no calendar day an empty one, nor no Islander a stranger -- especially if that Islander was a dog. There's a fresh-baked doggie biscuit shortage on Fripp now, so she'd kindly appreciate it if y'all took care of that. She's busy elsewhere.\n\nShe is predeceased by her parents, Charles Dana and Elizabeth Palmer, her older sisters Peggy Costello and Elinor Lynch. Here on Earth, she leaves behind: her husband, Donald; her brother Col. Charles Dana "Pete" Palmer of Fripp Island and Washington D.C. and his wife, Jane, a son, Donald W. Aldrich, Jr. of Scottsdale, Arizona, and his wife, Maureen; a daughter, Alison Aldrich Andreasen and her husband, Dr. Steven, of Portland, Maine; and a son, Nathan Dana Aldrich and his wife, Kenya Barber, of Culver City, California. To five grandchildren (Eric, Hunter & Margot Andreasen and Maya & Alek Aldrich) she was "Mimi"--and a loving champion.\n\nMost will remember Hildy for never saying a disparaging word about anyone else and everyone that knew her will miss her.\n\nA Memorial Celebration will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, October 25th, at All Faith's Chapel on Fripp Island, SC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following:\n\nFripp Island Community Center or Fripp Friends of Music\n205 Tarpon Blvd. Fripp Island, SC 29920 or;\nThe Humane Association of The Low Country (halsc.org).