William N. Hall

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BENNINGTON - William "Bill" Noyce Hall, 82, of Salem, N.Y., died Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at Bennington Health and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born Sept. 12, 1931, in Shaftsbury, the son of William H. and Gwendolyn Gertrude (Bump) Hall.

He received his education in Shaftsbury.

He joined the service in January 1951, and served with the U.S. Army 82nd Airborne as a paratrooper during the Korean War, where he had 34 jumps. While in the service, he also served as part of an Honor Guard at the White House. He was honorably discharged in 1954 as a corporal.

He married Ida (Adams) LaFlamme, Sept. 1, 1958, in Easton, N.Y. She died May 26, 2010.

For many years he worked in construction for the Laborers Local Union 190. Later, he built houses as a self-employed contractor.

He was a member of the Buskirk (N.Y.) Fire Department, and an honorary member for the past six years.

Survivors include seven children: Damasse "Joseph" LaFlamme of Pittsfield, Mass., Christopher LaFlamme and Charles "Hap" Hall, both of Cambridge, N.Y., Mary Gratz of Shaftsbury, Antoinette "Toni" Callahan Vogt of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Lucian "Rodney" LaFlamme of Eagle Bridge, N.Y., and Susan Blocker of Salem, N.Y.; more than 20 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Richmond Hall of Shaftsbury; and four sisters, Marilynne Harrington, Roberta Reynolds, and Helen Squires of Shaftsbury, and Donna Pradon of Maine; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a brother, Rufus Hall and a sister, Faye Wilson Gillis.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 29, 2014, at the Hoosick Falls Community Alliance Church on Hill Road in Hoosick Falls.

Burial will follow at Woodlands Cemetery in Cambridge.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Harvest Soup Kitchen in Bennington, the Residents Activities Fund at Bennington Health and Rehab., or the Transportation Bus at First Baptist Church of Hoosick, N.Y., through the office of Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
Published in Rutland Herald on Mar. 29, 2014
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