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Clifton A. “Cliff” Hall

March 15th, 2017

Clifton A. Hall, “Cliff”, age 56, of Londonderry, NH, formerly a long-time resident of Wilmington, MA died surrounded by his loving family on March 13, 2017, at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston following a brief illness.

Cliff was born in Medford, MA on September 2, 1960; he was the cherished son of Valerie and the late Chester Hall of Wilmington. Cliff was raised in Wilmington and attended Wilmington Public Schools; he was a graduate of Wilmington High School with the Class of 1978. Cliff was an avid athlete while growing up; he played youth soccer and was an outstanding soccer player for Wilmington High School. Cliff continued to play this sport throughout his life and was also very involved as a Wilmington Youth Soccer Coach for many years.

Following High School, Cliff went on to continue his education and earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Graphic Art Design from University of Massachusetts Lowell Campus.

Cliff was a man of many talents and a “natural” when it came to art; at the time of his death, Cliff was employed as an Art Director for the Dell Company. Cliff’s hard work and talents along with his endearing personality made him quite a success in his field.

On October 25, 1986, Cliff married the “love of his life and his best friend” Elena Giangregorio; together they raised two beautiful children Cliff Jr. and Mary. Cliff was the best husband and father; his love for his family was unconditional and he treasured every moment he spent with them. Cliff was always there to support his children, attend their school events, coach their sports, watch them grow and teach them to be wonderful adults. Cliff enjoyed playing pool with his son Cliff; they also spent hours talking sports especially football. Cliff looked forward to his “karaoke” nights with his daughter Mary where they spent countless hours belting out their favorite tunes. Cliff was quite a singer and could do a phenomenal impersonation of Neil Diamond; he even made several CD’s throughout the years including a special recording that was played at his daughter Mary’s wedding.

Cliff and Elena had a wonderful relationship and were truly devoted to each other. They loved going out with friends or just hanging out with family; no matter what they were doing they enjoyed being together.

Cliff was a man of many talents, not only was he a great athlete, artist, and singer but he was a beautiful writer who composed many wonderful poems that were shared with his family and friends. Cliff had the ability to write from the heart and express the love he felt for those around him.

Cliff will be fondly remembered for his kindness and compassion towards others; he had a huge heart and a gentle personality as well as a great smile. Cliff was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and a true friend to many; he will forever be missed by those who knew and loved him.

Cliff was the beloved husband of Elena (Giangregorio) Hall, devoted father of Clifton A. Hall, Jr. of Londonderry, NH and Mary E. Donnelly & husband William of Medford, MA. Cherished son of Valerie (Wilkes) Hall of Pelham, NH and the late Chester Hall, Jr.. Dear brother of Valerie Samuels & husband Wayne of Pelham, NH, Lesa Hall & boyfriend Chris DiCecca of Wilmington, the late Chester Hall III & his wife Sheila Hall of Royalston, and Mark Phillips & wife Dianne of Quincy. Son-in-law of Mary Giangregorio & fiancé Gus Sbrogna of Malden, brother-in-law of Ralph & Linda Giangregorio of Londonderry, NH, Adele & Michael Scenna of Saugus, Robert & Paula Giangregorio of Newburyport, Linda Giangregorio & fiancé Charles Bickford of Malden. Cliff is also survived by many nieces, nephews, friends and his beloved dog Nugget.

Family and friends will gather at the Nichols Funeral Home, 187 Middlesex Ave. (Rte. 62), Wilmington for Visiting Hours on Friday, March 17th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. & 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Cliff’s Funeral Service will be held at the Wilmington United Methodist Church, 87 Church St., Wilmington, on Saturday, March 18th at 9:30 a.m.

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49 Entries in Guest Book for “Clifton A. “Cliff” Hall”

  1. Jane Woods says:

    My heart is sad today. Cliff was a kind sweet soul.

  2. Laura Blair says:

    Sad, so sorry for your loss

  3. Robin Stratton says:

    I know that Cliff is proud that his loved ones are grieving with such grace.

  4. Steve McGinley says:

    So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies

  5. Lynne Johnston says:

    I remember Cliff from Wilmington High School as such a nice, gentle soul I am so sorry for the family’s loss.

  6. Dorothy Hall says:

    Cliff will be greatly missed and always in my heart!

  7. Patti Smith says:

    Deeply saddened. Heartfelt sympathy to the Hall family. Cliff was a genuine, kind man – In the arms of angels now! RIP
    Love, Patti

  8. JOSEPHINE PUOPOLO says:

    Cliff was such a nice man, always sociable kind and a lot of fun to be around. We had some really good times in Saugus with the Scenna family and Danny and I will never forget those times. You will never be forgotten and may you rest in peace

  9. Mark says:

    Cliff You will be forever in My Heart
    We are bonded by blood . ?? You My Brother

  10. Jillian Vaillancourt says:

    Greatest smile, best personality, awesome neighbor. Our neighborhood has lost a great man way too soon. Thoughts and prayers with the Hall family.

  11. donna paladino says:

    An extremely heartbreaking loss for all of you, I am so very sorry, Elena, Val, Lesa..all of the family. All who knew him know he was an incredible human being. Your gift has been taken far too soon from this earth. May he find joy and peace with his big brother Chettie.

  12. Lisa palazzo says:

    My heart breaks for Elena and the Hall family.
    Words can’t express the loss.
    What a great love story between the two of you
    My prayers and thoughts are with you

  13. Heather Tadgell Rollo says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy

  14. Daniel Hall says:

    Cliff was a smiling face in a world that could have used a few more like him. I never associated him with anything other than positivity and kindness. Cliff, you will be missed and remembered in the brightest of lights.

  15. Mary Barry Emerick says:

    Elena, Cliff, Mary, My heart breaks for you…You are in my thoughts & prayers…

  16. James Lux says:

    Artiste Extraordinaire! Cliff was the Nicest, Kindest and most Talented man I’ve ever known. I am Proud to say he was my dear friend. God, please bless his family and friends. Cliff will always be remembered in my thoughts and Prayers. Love you man!

  17. Mark and Phyllis Ducharme says:

    Elena and family, our deepest sympathy for you all, we had no Idea, and we are so hearts are broken for you. Cliff had such an amazing way of making a person feel comfortable, That’s what we remember about him, his smile lit up the room. Mark and I are praying for you, Elena, and family, May you feel the Lord’s comfort during this difficult time and the days ahead.. love, Mark and Phyllis Ducharme.

  18. Diane Poole says:

    My deepest sympathy in this saddest of times :(

  19. Mark Adams says:

    To all of the Hall family, my deepest sympathy and preyers are with you at this most difficult time.

  20. Jeanne Grant says:

    Dear Val, Elena, Lesa, Valerie & family…
    Such sadness. My family is so grieved by Cliff’s loss. Know that you are all in my prayers. Cliff was always such a positive influence on all. Love to all.

  21. Ruth Kennedy says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Offering my deepest sympathy to all who know and loved Cliff.

  22. John Lippiello says:

    Very sad. Our condolences to Mrs Hall, Elena, Valerie, Lesa, and their families. He was a fun guy to be around.

  23. Jack Motzi says:

    Dear Elena, so so sad, my heart goes out to you and your whole family. This may sound like a simple statement but when I think of Cliff the first thing that comes to mind he was flat out a good good person. He will be forever missed.

  24. Barry Aruda says:

    You were loved Cliffie, rest in peace.

  25. Sandy Cote Martineau says:

    My heart breaks for all of you such a great loss rest in peace Cliff fly high

  26. Bob lowney says:

    Rest Easy Cliff

  27. Carol Massone Hudson says:

    Elena, My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to you and your family! Val,Valerie and Lesa another wonderful young man taken way too soon from your family! We will always have our memories. Which I will cherish forever!!! Such a great family, all of you.????????????

  28. Jim Valliere says:

    To the Hall family, Cliff was a cherished member of our fantasy baseball league for some 25 years. He was not only highly respected as a class person and a mainstay of our group but his understated humor was much appreciated at our annual gatherings and throughout the year. We’ll all miss him greatly and we send our deepest and heartfelt condolences for your loss. RIP to our great friend – you will be remembered always.

  29. Shirley (Beecher) Gorman says:

    I ‘re member him in high school, very shy, cute & very funny.

  30. Mike Shay says:

    I think it was 1977, we were at Phillips Academy Exeter soccer camp together and we were out on the field and all of a sudden everybody’s hair stood on end. All of a sudden a bolt of lightning hit dead center in the middle of the field…To this day I don’t know how we survived that. That was 40 years ago but I remember it like it happened only yesterday. We all dodged a bullet that day.
    Rest in peace buddy. It was an honor and a pleasure to have been on the field with you.

  31. Lori & Cisco Leon says:

    Our lord needed another heavenly voice and choose you. As you watch over your lovely family please send a sign whether it be a song, a scent, a picture to help their hearts begin to mend. God bless all of you.

  32. Rene' Lake-Gagliardi (Ferrara) says:

    My deepest heartfelt sympathy to the Hall family and love ones.
    Love and prayers to you all.

  33. Peggy Conway says:

    Elana, I am so sad to see this. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you.

    Peggy Conway

  34. Jim King says:

    With deepest sympathies to you Elena and the Hall Family.

  35. Alan Cabral says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to your whole family.

  36. Dawn Marie & Michael Truax says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  37. Annmarie Estrella says:

    My heart goes out to you Elena. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family at this time. I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you. Cliff was such a wonderful man and you shared such a wonderful love. May you find peace and comfort in God’s love at this time.

  38. Celeste Connolly Healy says:

    Cliff was such a great man…kind beyond measure, talented and humble. Deepest sympathies.

  39. Lynne Wagstaff says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. My deepest condolences…

  40. Judy Smith Reid says:

    Dear Valerie and family,
    My sincere condolences on your loss. May you find peace and comfort in fond remembrances of him.
    Judy MacElhiney Smith Reid

  41. Carl Mata says:

    So sorry for your loss. Cliff was a great guy. God bless him.

  42. Lusann Nicholas Wishart says:

    My heart goes out to the family of Cliff…I lived one street over on Longview Rd and knew Cliff from elementary , Jr high and HS…. blessings to all…he will be sadly missed

  43. Sue Boomhower says:

    To the Hall Family: My deepest sympathy to you all at this very difficult time. I pray that you all find comfort with each other. May Cliff rest in eternal peace. God bless you all. ??

  44. Marisa and Sean Leonard says:

    Our hearts go out to you Elena and the Hall family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  45. Andy LaFave says:

    RIP Cliff. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  46. Sue Evans says:

    Cliff’s kindness radiated through his smile, his quiet welcoming way made him someone genuinely nice to be around. His adoration for Elena was always evident, and something to be admired. Thank you for sharing a bit of Life and laughter with us – that is the blessing – with such a beautiful celebration of Life ceremony today by your family. Peaceful journey/gentle rest, and many blessings…’beannacht’!

  47. Bob Doyle and family says:

    Our deepest sympathy our thoughts and prayers are with you ,and your family

    Bob Doyle

  48. Karen David says:

    I did know who you were all through school,Cliff. RIP

  49. JD says:

    I heard this incredible story on the radio today. I am moved by the thoughts and kindness of you Cliff- God bless and God speed.

    I do not know you or ever meet however its is clear you are a great man and loved by so many-

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