Hillary R. Raimo

Hillary R. Raimo

Hillary R. Raimo

ALTAMONT — Hillary R. Raimo of Altamont died unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, with her loving family by her side. She was 47.

“Hillary was a visionary artist, award-winning photographer, author, radio talk-show host, and founder at Love, Breath, Earth,” her family wrote in a tribute.

Born in Niskayuna on April 15, 1973, she was the beloved daughter of Anne (née Holloway) Phelan and the late William Magee. “She was raised in Niskayuna, alongside the beautiful scenery of the Mohawk River,” her family wrote.

She was the loving wife of Anthony J. Raimo Sr., and they were married for 20 years. She was a devoted mother to her sons, Michael and Anthony Raimo Jr.

She graduated from Niskayuna High School and attended the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Morrisville. She studied under Lynn Andrews and was ordained a minister by The International Assembly of Spiritual Healers and Earth Stewarts Congregation. She studied many subjects in her life, including Buddhism, shamanic healing, photography, crypto-currencies, and ancient cultures.

She completed art residencies at Atelier DeLaRose in Montcabrier, France and at Darcia Gallery in New York City. At the time of her death, she was second vice president of the National Board of Directors of the Women’s Caucus for Art . She was formerly president of the Bethlehem Art Association. She exhibited her work at juried art shows in New York City and locally and curated many art shows and exhibits.

“Hillary was a powerful voice who shared with us her visionary talents and unique perspectives on the world through her books, articles, and radio shows,” her family wrote. “She loved meeting and befriending many extraordinary people through interviews and her travels throughout the world.

“She visited Stonehenge, Machu Picchu, and the Great Pyramids of Egypt. Hillary has shared with us her art, her thoughts and her life on her darma, wordpress, and Facebook pages.

“Hillary’s greatest gift was the love she gave her husband, her sons, and her family. She cherished her time with each of us and made every Christmas, birthday, and moment a treasure.”

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Hillary R. Raimo is survived by her husband, Anthony J. Raimo Sr.; by her sons, Michael Raimo and Anthony Raimo Jr.; by her siblings, Caitlin Magee and William J. Magee and his wife, Meghan; and by her beloved family of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, stepfather, and step siblings.

There will be no viewing. The family is planning a Celebration of Life on June 5, 2021, at Horseshoe 1 Pavilion, at Thatcher Park.

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