Marie Anne (Martel) Hall, 88, wife of Thomas Hall, died January 2, 2009, at the Blueberry Healthcare Center, Beverly, following her long illness. She was a Washington Street, Ipswich, resident for over 70 years.
Born in Ipswich, October 8, 1920, daughter of the late Arthur R. and Stella (Trudel) Martel, she was a 1937 graduate of the Manning High School. For the next eight years, she was employed at Sylvania in Ipswich.
Married in 1944 in the former St. Stanislaus Church, the Halls made their home and raised their family on Washington Street.
Mrs. Hall was devoted to her seven younger siblings and will be remembered by them as the sister who always made their holidays special.
She was a longtime communicant and choir member of St. Stanislaus Church and a member of Our Lady of Hope Parish.
In addition to her husband of 64 years, she is survived by two sons, Thomas G. Hall of Maine and Charles A. Hall of Ipswich; four daughters, Jeannine M. Hobbs of Salem, Anne Hall of Maine, Ramona Fields and her husband, Leon, of Detroit, Mich., and Celeste R. Brady and her husband, Joseph, of Billerica; 11 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by three brothers, Raymond R. Martel and Francis Martel, both of Florida and Henry Martel of Rochester, N.H.; four sisters, Alida Marchesio of Ipswich, Sister Angeline Martel of Marlborough, and Marie Emma Chumura and Stella LaValee, both of Ipswich.
Her funeral service will be held Tuesday, January 6, at 10 a.m. in Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich, followed by interment in Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich. Family and friends are respectfully welcomed.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to Hospice of the North Shore, 75 Sylvan Street, Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923