Robert D. Hall, (Bob) died peacefully on his 96th birthday at Cape Cod Hospital.
Bob was born December 10, 1924 in Brockton, MA. He was a graduate of Brockton High School and went on to serve in the U. S. Army in the Pacific Theater during World War 2. After the war, Bob worked with his father Chandler who started “Hall Motors” in Brockton, MA. Bob’s mother was Isabel Pratt of Middleboro, MA. Upon Chandler’s death, Bob became president of “Hall Motors.”
In January 1947, Bob married Elsie Twomey (deceased), and had 3 children, Bradford, of Yarmouth Port, David of South Yarmouth, (deceased) and Stephen of South Yarmouth. Bradford married Hersilia (Honey) Enz of Attleboro, MA in 1979. Bob’s 2 grandchildren are Jonathan Hall of Marston’s Mills, MA and Kristen MacGregor, (Justin) of Quincy, MA. He later in life had a daughter, Michelle Carbeau (Bill) of Southboro, MA and grandchildren Jack and Michael. He also is survived by nieces Linda Stevens, Diane Tollonen and nephew Kent Stevens all of Florida.
Bob was a 32-degree member of the Paul Revere Masonic lodge in Brockton and the Brockton Kiwanis Club. Bob was a descendant the Mayflower via Miles Standish and William Bradford. He enjoyed family visits with his uncle Ernest S. Pratt and aunts Louise B. Pratt & Rose Standish Pratt in Middleboro, MA on the Pratt Farm. He also enjoyed family visits with his father Chandler who lived at the Sachem Rock Farm in East Bridgewater, MA. Bob enjoyed boating and had several boats throughout the years. He loved to take his friends and relatives out of Bass River and dock at the old Thompson’s Clam Bar in Wychmere Harbor in Harwichport for lobster and seafood diners.
After Elsie’s death 1973, Bob met Camille Celi of Dedham, MA. Bob and Camille spent many years together and traveled throughout the United States and Europe. They particularly loved bicycle riding on the Cape, Nantucket, Vermont and New Hampshire. Camille passed in 2009.
Bob became an employee of the Hertz Corporation in Boston MA. He loved driving and spent countless hours of shuttling rental cars throughout New England. He also loved southern Florida in the winters. His favorite place was Ft. Lauderdale where he met Ray Church. Ray was a private yacht captain and took Bob up and down the East Coast whenever he could. They were good friends. Ray passed 15 years ago. Bob’s favorite outing in his aging years was Arnold’s Clam Bar in Wellfleet, MA. He went there for many years up until his passing.
Bob will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Chandler Grey Cemetery, West Yarmouth MA.