Robert Francis Hall of Houston, Texas and formerly of Durham, Connecticut, passed away on March 19, 2021 in Texas with family by his side. Born on March 8, 1926 in Middletown, he was the son of the late Harold and Lucy (Loveland) Hall and husband of the late Pat (Barry) Hall for fifty six years.
Robert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served two terms as Selectman in Durham. He acted as past chief and honorary member of the Durham Volunteer Fire Company, served on the Fire Company Board of Trustees and was a long-time member of the Middlesex County Fire Chiefs Association. He also served in the Durham Volunteer Ambulance Corp for sixteen years. Robert was past President of the Durham Fair Association and a member of the National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry. He was proud of his eighty one years continuous membership of subordinate granges in Durham #57 and Hemlock #182 in Portland.
Robert is survived by his four children, Patricia A. Bays (Mike) of Houston, TX, Nancy L. Hall of Cromwell, Robert B. Hall (Suzy) of Texas, and Harold F. Hall (Sharon) of Durham; four grandchildren, Tracy Wade, Michael Hall, Jessica Hall and William Hall; a step grandchild, Donald Brown; six great grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Along with his wife and parents, Robert was predeceased by his brother, Forrest G. (Joe) Hall and two sisters, Elinor Bentley, and Miriam Kinney.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff of Home Instead and Heart to Heart Hospice for the love and excellent care extended to Robert and his family.
Funeral services will be private. A celebration of Robert's life will be held on Sunday, May 9th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Durham Firehouse, 41 Main Street in Durham. In lieu of flowers, donations in Robert's memory may be made to Hemlock Grange #182, 17 Sage Hollow Road, Portland, CT 06480 or Durham Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 154, Durham, CT 06422. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com