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Albert E. Hall

May 25th, 2019
Albert E. Hall, fondly known as “Al” or “Albie” to his family and friends, of Stoneham, formerly of Wilmington, passed away on May 23, 2019, at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston following a brief illness.  He was 74 years old.

Al was born on April 7, 1945, in Medford, MA; he was the beloved son of the late Chester H. and Dorothy (Laird) Hall.  Al was raised and educated in Wilmington and was a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1963. Al was known to be quite an athlete; he was an avid football player in high school and a member of the Wildcat Football Team that took the State Title in 1963 and later went on to be inducted into the Wilmington Wildcats Hall of Fame.

Al married his high school sweetheart, Janis Iovanna in 1966; the couple became parents to four wonderful daughters.  Al was a very devoted and loving husband and father; his family was his world.  When Al became a “Papa” to 10 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren his world became even brighter.  Al cherished the time he spent with those kids and always looked forward to their visits.

Al had many hobbies; he enjoyed collecting stamps and old coins as well as dabbling in sales and bartering; he became quite a whiz on ebay.  He also enjoyed gardening and “puttering” around his house and yard.

Al will be remembered for his unconditional love and devotion for his family and friends.  He would go out of his way to do anything for anyone.  Al was a great guy who will forever be missed by all who loved him.

Al was the beloved husband of Janis E. (Iovanna) Hall, devoted father of Melissa Hall and George Jackson of North Andover, Pam Meuse & husband Steve of Methuen, Sheila Hall and Alison O’Neil both of Stoneham, loving Papa of Amanda, Matt, Clay, Nick, Adam, Samantha, Andrew, Emily, Ben, Caera and great-grandchildren Sean Patrick, Adrianna, Savannah, Stetson and Grace.  Dear brother of Bill Hall of Fitchburg, Frank Hall of Connecticut, Arthur Hall of Maine, John Hall of Wilmington, Dorothy Hall of Tewksbury, Gwen Sheehan of Dracut and the late Chester Hall.  Al is further survived by several brothers and sisters-in-law as well as many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington, on Wednesday, May 29th for Visitation from 2:00-6:00 p.m. immediately followed by a Service at 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Al’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Ave., Waltham, MA  02451.  www.nicholsfuneralhome.com
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17 Entries in Guest Book for “Albert E. Hall”

  1. Sissy says:

    Saddened and heartbroken that such a beautiful soul has been taken from our family! I have so many fond memories from childhood, when we spent a lot of time together as family. I miss those days of our lives being more entangled every day. Fun memory of the MissHankPamStanSheilSisAl… (boat named for all of his kids and my mom’s kids. Love and prayers to all. Uncle Al will be greatly missed! Sis …

  2. Deana L Hardwrick says:

    I had the privilege of knowing Al thru his daughter Alison. He was a man devoted to his family and he did anything and everything for his grand babies. He will be missed greatly. And my heart breaks for his family on their loss.

  3. Mark Phillips says:

    My Heart goes out to all of Your Loved Ones
    May the fond memories you gave them all
    help to ease there pain.

    What a beautifu obituary written for You it shows the love for you & the love you showed to all you loved RIP ????

  4. Ralph Block says:

    Jan and all the girls. So sorry to hear of Al’s passing. I always enjoyed spending time with Al. He was a great guy and will be missed by all that knew him.

  5. Esther Block says:

    Jan and family……….so sorry for your loss……….love and prayers to you all.

  6. Kathleen Bell says:

    So sorry to hear of Albie’s passing. We never could get him to come to a reunion. He would be happy to know that he was a very well liked and respected member of our class. WHS’ 63.

  7. William Fay says:

    A wonderful member of a great family..!!.. pound for pound, one of the best and toughest athletes in WHS history….I remember his quick wit and great sense of humor…!!… one of those people you loved to see walk through the door…sincere condolences to Janis and his entire family…. Fran and Bill Fay

  8. Elaine K Scribner says:

    A kind, gentle & humble man, loved by all who had the pleasure of knowing Albie. RIP. ? Cousin Elaine

  9. Don Hubbard says:

    To know Albie was to like him. Probably one of the nicest person I’ve known. My sincere condolences to his family.

  10. Steve Gerhartz says:

    RIP Mr. Hall. One of WHS’s most memorable teachers.

  11. Beverly OConnell says:

    Very sorry to hear this news. I remember him very well. He used to drop off ponies for my daughters’ birthday parties when they were little. He was always so nice, and so were his siblings. Great family. Albie, Rest in Peace.

  12. Cynthia (Smallidge) Morrissey says:

    So sorry to hear of Albie’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with Janice and family.

  13. Elena Hall says:

    So sorry to hear of Uncle Albie’s passing. He was a kind and gentle soul. My deepest sympathy to Jan and family

  14. Sandy (Pica)Goodwin says:

    Heartfelt prayers to the entire Hall family.
    It’s sad to see our families diminishing so rapidly.
    Love to all.

  15. Dick Lee says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of a fellow 63 grad at WHS. My condolences to Janis (an old Silver Lake neighbor) and family.

  16. Michael J. Hall says:

    Will miss you Uncle Al. I remember many good times together as a young man. You will be truly missed. My thoughts & prayers to all.

  17. Dick & Lynne Allard says:

    Janice and extended family. Albie Hall was always a class guy. Enjoyed our Wilmington years with him, you and your families. Albie will be missed. Our condolences to you and your families.

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