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A life dedicated to learning and community. Robert D. Hall, 89, son of Fern & Joseph Hall, was born in Philadelphia, PA but resided in the close-knit neighborhood of Possum Ln. in Sudbury since 1966 where he passed in his home on January, 24 2018. Robert, known as Bob, moved to New England to attend Dartmouth College and completed his PhD in Psychology at Brown University. A post-doc brought him to M.I.T. where he met his wife of 54 years, Sandra T. Hall (1941-2016). His work in the research field of neuroscience and psychology at M.I.T. , the Worcester Foundation and Mass Eye and Ear exemplified a life-long love of learning. Outside of work, he took pleasure in family and active community involvement. He became an avid runner in his fifties by joining the Concord Runners, where he formed close friendships and was known for his leadership, kindness and sense of humor. He ran several Boston Marathons and the annual Mt. Washington road race into his eighties. Robert served on the boards of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, the New England 65+ runners, and the Sudbury 4th of July Road Race. Bob and his wife, Sandy, were social organizers bringing together groups of lifelong friends for travel, symphony, and theatre. The Possum Ln. - Checkerberry Cr. neighborhood where they raised their family brought him much joy and pride. He is survived by his 3 children: Jennifer Hall of North Conway, NH, Peter Hall of Charlestown, MA, and Matthew Hall of Concord, MA, and 4 grandchildren: Phoebe, Joey, Gordon, and Willa. Visiting hours will be Tuesday, January 30, 2018 from 4-7PM at the Duckett | J.S. Waterman & Sons Home of Memorial Tribute, 656 Boston Post Road (Route 20), Sudbury, MA. A celebration of his life will take place in the spring.
Published in The Sudbury Town Crier from Jan. 27 to Feb. 8, 2018
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