SalemNews.com, Salem, MA

March 16, 2013

Thomas Hall, 96


Ipswich — Thomas Hall, 96, long time of Washington Street, Ipswich, and husband of the late Marie Anne (Martel) Hall, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, in the Blueberry Hill Rehabilitation Center, Beverly, following his long illness.

Born January 19, 1917, in Covington, Tenn., he was the son of the late Charles and Frances (Dugger) Hall. During WWII he served in Europe with the Army Infantry. Following his discharge and marriage to Marie Anne Martel, they soon made their home and raised their family from their Washington Street home. Throughout these years Mr. Hall was employed at the former A.C. Lawrence Leather Co. in Peabody, Korn Leather, and Cressey & Cook Leather from which he retired in 1982.

He enjoyed antique cars, trains and driving with his family to many New England destinations.

He is survived by two sons, Thomas G. Hall and Charles A. Hall, both of Ipswich; four daughters, Jeannine M. Hobbs of Salem, Anne Hall of Florida, Ramona Fields and her husband, Leon, of Detroit, Mich., and Celeste R. Brady and her husband, Joseph, of Billerica; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was the brother of the late Martha Baxter, formerly of Tennessee, Thaddeus Hall, formerly of North Carolina, and Charles Hall formerly of Tennessee.

ARRANGEMENTS: His funeral service with Military Honors will be held Monday, at 1 p.m., graveside, in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Town Farm Road, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcome. Arrangements are under the direction of the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home of Ipswich. To leave a condolence please visit www.whittier-porter.com.