"Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand."
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Alice B. Hall of Cohasset, MA on July 26, 2020 at the age of 94. A devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Alice will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her.
Alice was born in Cohasset on January 11, 1926. She was the only daughter of the late Luella and Louis C. Bailey. She grew up in Cohasset and shared her parents’ love and devotion with her late brother, Louis C. Bailey, Jr. Alice remained a life long resident of the town. Alice attended Cohasset High School, and upon graduation, she went to work at a bank in downtown Quincy. It was through mutual friends that she was introduced to the handsome Robert ‘Doc’ Hall in 1946. He came down to Cohasset regularly on the train from ‘the city’. They loved to ballroom dance and Doc ‘danced his way into her heart’...they were married on June 26, 1948. They lived briefly with her parents while their home was being built at 225 Pond Street in Cohasset. That is where Alice happily lived every day for the rest of her life.
The family Alice and Doc started in 1949 became her best life’s work. Their home was full of fun and laughter and love. Together they were devoted to their 7 children. They had an 8th child, Catherine, who they sadly lost at birth. They were married for 50 years and raised their children together until his passing in 1998. Known to her children as ‘Allie B’, she was a true matriarch of the family. If you had any news at all, the question was often asked, ‘Did you tell Mom yet?’ Most everything was shared with her or run by her for approval. It was a well known fact that her children were the ones to call her. She rarely was the one to pick up the phone and call her children as she felt their lives were so busy and she never wanted to intrude. Truth be told, her children loved it whenever she did call them...she was the center of their world.
Alice will be deeply missed by her 6 children. Sadly, she was predeceased by her son Tommy in May of 1986. She is survived by her sons, Robert Hall, Jr of Cohasset, Daniel Hall of Cohasset, and John Hall and his wife Kerri of North Andover, her daughters, Patricia O’Keefe and her partner McKinley of Dover, NH, Jane Osgood and husband Bob of Braintree, and Margaret Hall and her husband Robert ‘Sal’ Salmeri of Pittsfield, VT. She was the best grandmother to Joanne, Richie, Brian, Suzanne, Bob, Brooke, Tommy and Audrey. She was also blessed with 7 great grandchildren that she loved dearly, Tiffany, Kasey, Brian, Matthew, Connor, Cali and most recently Ella Rose. She is also survived by many nieces and a nephew, as well as many grand nieces and nephews, and cousins.
Alice loved her home and the beautiful flowers and birds in the yard...always with family around. As long as she had her piano (tuned of course) and her knitting and her library books, she was content. There also needed to be the right ingredients around the home for her famous sour cream coffee cake or her apple crisp or her Irish soda bread. Her knitting was legendary. From baby hats and sweaters to socks to headbands to scarfs...she could knit it all. If you were in her circle of love, you were a recipient at some point in your life. In addition to her knitting and playing the piano, she loved to play scrabble and cribbage. And over the years she learned to make Raggedy Ann dolls and lampshades and decoupage dishes and various pottery items from bunnies to nativity sets. Alice was deeply talented with her hands.
Alice also had a love for all sports. She could converse with the best. Growing up she loved to skate on Lily Pond, and, over the years, she could be seen kicking the soccer ball or playing catch with her grandchildren. The story was often told of how she could kick a football from the backyard up over the house and into the marshland across the street.
She loved her hockey. She’d settle into her recliner to watch her favorite player, Sidney Crosby, of the Pittsburgh Penguins. She was his biggest fan. She also enjoyed watching baseball and football games, always with her knitting needles in hand.
Alice's family will honor and remember her wonderful life with a private Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony Church, Cohasset. For those requested to attend, please register with St. Anthony Church on https://alicehallfuneralmass.eventbrite.com. The Mass will also be streamed online and may be accessed through this same link or via the St. Anthony's church website.
Donations can be made in Alice’s memory to:
Disabled American Veterans (DAV)
Dept of Massachusetts
24 Beacon St, Suite 546
Boston, MA 02133-1042
In keeping with the Covid 19 guidelines, we ask that you register on-line for the funeral service. Face coverings will be required, along with proper social distancing in the church.
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