Conrad “Connie” W. Hall
RUMFORD -– Conrad “Connie” W. Hall, 79, of Dixfield, died on Oct. 17, 2011 at Rumford Hospital.
He was born in Peru on Nov. 26, 1931, a son of Leonard and Esther (Pinnette) Hall. He attended Peru schools, Dirigo High School, and Stephens High School before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 17. He served in the Korean Conflict having participated in the assault and seizure of Inchon, the securing of Seoul, and participated in the Wonsan-Hungnam-Chosin campaign.
On May 14, 1955, he married Janice Hodsdon at the St. Athanasius Rectory in Rumford.
Upon his discharge from the Marine Corps, he worked as a truck driver for Stowell-MacGregor, drove a car hauler, and also worked at CMP as a first class lineman. For the next 30 years, he pursued his greatest love of trucking, working for several different companies even after his “retirement.”
Mr. Hall enjoyed dancing, especially the jitterbug with his sisters. He also was an avid reader and loved to tell stories.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Janice, of Dixfield; his nine children, Nate Hall and his wife, Diane of Topsham, Joseph Hall and his wife, Becky of Peru, John Hall and his wife, Renee of Wells, Sarah Ellis and her husband, Kurt of Lewiston, Chris Hall and his wife, Linda of Peru, Dana Hall and his wife, Sherry of Dixfield, Matthew Hall of Alston, OK, Clinton Hall and his wife, Julie of Dixfield, and Jennifer Swan and her husband, Patrick of Augusta; a sister, Gloria Gallant and her husband, Ed of Portland; 25 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his sister, Rachael Walker; and a brother, George.