Robert A. Hall, 86, of Andover, formerly of Peabody, Somerville and Lowell

1929 - 2016


April 24, 2016
1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Dolan Funeral Home


April 25, 2016
10:00 AM
St. Rita's Church

5771 HallRobert A. Hall, 86, of Andover, formerly of Peabody, Somerville and Lowell, died Tuesday April 19, 2016 after a long illness at the Prescott House in North Andover.

He was married to Patricia (Haley) Hall with whom he would have celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on June 19.

Born and raised in Stockbridge, MA on June 12, 1929, he was the son of the late Robert J. and Elizabeth Hall. A graduate of Williams High School Class of 1948. Bob also earned his Associate’s Degree from Berkshire Business School.

A veteran of the Korean War, he served in the US Army, attaining the rank of Corporal.

Bob worked as the Chief of Market News for the National Marine Fisheries Service of the US Government for 39 years, retiring in 1990.

Bob was a communicant of St. Augustine Church of Andover and St. John the Baptist Church in Peabody. He was a 3rd Degree Knight of Peabody Council 508 of the Knights of Columbus,. He was also a Board member of the Peabody Council on Aging and the North Shore Chapter of the National Association for Retired Federal Employees.

Besides his wife, Bob is survived by three children – son Brian and his wife Sherry of Fort Mill, SC, Larry Hall and his wife Michele Brown-Hall of Methuen, MA; a daughter Jane Carter and her husband James of Bedford, MA. Bob also leaves his six grandchildren, one great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, Robert Hall of Peabody, who died in November 1978 and his siblings, Ernest, Kenneth, Douglas Hall, and Bernice Small.


Visiting hours Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. Funeral Monday at 9:00 a.m. from the DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 106 MIDDLESEX ST. CHELMSFORD, MA with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Rita’s Church 158 Mammoth Road, Lowell, MA. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery  Lowell, MA. For those that wish Contributions may be made in his name to Peabody Council on Aging 75R Central Street, Peabody, MA 01960.ARRANGEMENTS BY DOLAN FUNERAL HOME 978-251-4041.

4 Condolences for Robert A. Hall, 86, of Andover, formerly of Peabody, Somerville and Lowell

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    MaryEllen Widberg


    Dear Pat,
    I am so sorry to hear about your husband. You were such good friends to my parents. I miss seeing you around church, coffee hour and of course the thrift store. I hope you are doing well. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    MaryEllen Quinn Widberg

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    Rev. John MacInnis


    Dear Pat, All of us at Saint John’s were saddened Bob’s death, He was remembered at all Masses this weekend. We would like to offer a Mass for him at some Sunday when you might be able to attend. God bless. Fr, John MacInnis

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    Joyce Lacerda


    Bob was one of my first supervisors at NOAA. He was a wonderful, thoughtful and kind man. I know that he helped one young man financially several times who he had befriended. He was a a mentor to me and was always there to help. Bob always talked lovingly of his family. Interestingly enough, out of the blue the other day, I started thinking about Bob. Maybe Bob was saying goodbye to his friends as he left for his next destination.

    To Pat and family, sincere condolences. God bless – Joyce Lacerda

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    To the family of Robert Hall… I’m so sorry to hear about his passing… I worked with Bob at the National Marine Fisheries in Gloucester years ago… please accept my condolences. Gerry Gaipo

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