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Jan J
Jan
Please accept my condolences and may your family have peace reading Revelation 21:3-5 in God's word the bible. Jan
Miriam Gnieski M
Miriam Gnieski
Heather, Kristin and Alan - Walter was such a proud man. He spoke of the three of you often in such a loving, caring way. He had many stories to tell and he told them with such enthusiasm. I'm sorry I didn't have an opportunity to say good bye to Walter. I have many happy memories of him that I will hold on to dearly. Miriam Gnieski
anon a
anon
Another from the 'Greatest Generation' in God's care. Thank you for your service.
Nancy Stone Fergus N
Nancy Stone Fergus
My father, Art Stone, always spoke fondly of his dear friend Walter Hall. Dad died in 1995. I believe they kept in touch for all those years. Very proud of being Tufts graduates in 1942. My sympathy to the family of Walter. Nancy Stone Fergus
Judith Martin J
Judith Martin
My 3 years with Walter were a pleasure daily. He would say "Thank you, always a pleasure to see you, Judi.". A true gentleman and friend. I feel honored to have known him. Judith Martin, Right at Home Caregiver
Salmon Hospice Care S
Salmon Hospice Care
What a beautiful obituary! Condolences from the Salmon Hospice Care team.
Guest G
Guest
Uncle Walter lived longer than his father and his brother. God rest his soul. God bless you all, Heather, Alan, and Kristin, as you go through your grief. Cousin, Wayne <><
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Obituary for Walter K. Hall

Obituary for Walter K. Hall
After keeping up with the energetic Walter K. Hall for just over 93 years, his body finally decided it was time to rest. He died peacefully in Westborough, MA on January 18, 2013. The son of Esther and LaForrest Hall, he was born on January 6, 1920 and raised in Dorchester, MA. He taught himself to sing, dance, and play the drums and trumpet. At Boston English High School he became a track star who won the first race he entered and set state records. As an eighteen year old freshman at Boston College, he broke the world’s record in the 45 yard high hurdles. After transferring to Tufts University, he anchored their relay team when they won a national championship at the Penn Relays. He remained devoted to Tufts all his life, actively working in fund raising and alumni events.
Graduating from Tufts in 1942, he went directly in to an officer training program at the Coast Guard Academy. As the skipper of a Coast Guard patrol boat, he directed an attack on a German U-boat off the coast of Florida. His navigational skills led to an important assignment when he was put in charge of constructing the then top secret LORAN radio towers along both coasts of the United States. He was overseas in the Philippine Islands when WWII ended in 1945.
He met Barbara Ann Maddison at Tufts and married her in the Tufts chapel in 1943. After WWII they moved to Portland, and later Falmouth, Maine when Walter was a traveling salesman for Hallmark Cards. He was active in Rotary, the Masons, and he often served as a lay preacher. True to his family’s maritime heritage, Walter loved to sail a variety of slow but lovable sloops in Casco Bay, ME. In 1962 he changed careers and helped raise money for colleges such as Colby, the University of Chattanooga, Columbia University, and Bentley. When he finally retired in 1986, he was living in Northborough, MA and served as the executive director of the Massachusetts Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Walter especially loved musical theater and revues in which he could ham it up while singing and dancing. He enjoyed singing with Sounds of Concord Barbershop Chorus, the Senior Strutters of Sudbury, and the Westborough Community Chorus. He was particularly dangerous when he had a portable microphone in his hand, joining in sing-a-longs at his senior community even in his final days.
After the death of his wife, Barbara, he married Jean Stearns Amadon of Sudbury in 1992. They traveled frequently and particularly enjoyed staying in Linekin Bay on the coast of Maine until Jean’s death in 2011. He is survived by his children Heather, Alan, and Kristin; by three grandchildren, Aaron Drummond, Gabrielle Hall and Danielle Hall. And he has six very spirited great granddaughters.
Services will be held on Saturday, April 13th at 11 a.m. at Trinity Church, 23 Main Street, Northborough. Burial with military honors will follow in Howard Street Cemetery, Northborough. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the scholarship in his name for post high school education at the Trinity Church of, 23 Main Street, Northborough, MA. 01532.

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Northborough, MA, United States


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