IN MEMORIAM: George E. Hall, Jr. ‘57

The Reverend George E. Hall, Class of 1957 and a Priest of the Episcopal Church for 62 years died November 14, 2018 at the age of 88. Father Hall had served 168 parishes in the various capacities of Rector, Interim Priest, and Supply. He was also well known as mentor to many people aspiring to the priesthood.

Father Hall began his ministry in Bradley Beach, NJ moving on after four years to Flemington, NJ and eventually moving to Connecticut in 1969 where he served the parish of St. Luke's for 23 years. While in Flemington he was instrumental in establishing a new parish in the northern part of Hunterdon County. Even as he served his parishes, he also became involved in many community organizations and eventually served as ambulance driver for 5 years in Heritage Village. He was also a bicycle enthusiast, riding along with his brother to Montreal, circumventing Long Island, exploring Amish country and participating in AIDS rides among others.

A graduate of The University of the South before attending General, he continued his education in Connecticut at CCSU earning a Master's degree in Elementary Education. After his retirement he and his wife Beverly served as co-directors of The Oratory of The Little Way in Gaylordsville, CT for three years. In 1995 the Halls moved to Bridgewater, CT where he served at St. Mark's Church; and in 2000 moved to Heritage Village in Southbury, thereafter serving many parishes as supply priest or interim.

Father Hall is survived by his wife, Beverly and three children – George III and his wife Monette of Soldaten, Alaska, Margot Bates and her husband Dan of Franklin Tennessee, Cynthia Diaz of Hartford, CT and three grandchildren, Janay Diaz of Hartford, CT, Whitney Ryan and his wife, Jessica of London England, Olivia and her husband Layton Munsch of Franklin and one great-grandchild Winders Munsch and four step-children, David Pape of Staley, NC, Joel Pape of Port Orange, FL, The Reverend Cynthia Pape of Dorchester, MA and Mathew Pape of Roanoke, VA. He is also survived by his older brother William Hall and his wife Anne (Nancy) of Riverton, NJ.

Services were held on November 24, 2018 at the Church of the Epiphany, Main St., Southbury, CT. The family would like to thank the St. John Paul II Nursing Center in Danbury, CT for their kind, considerate and excellent care of George. To leave an online condolence please visit www.munsonloveterefuneralhome.com