Edith Jane Hall
October 27, 1912 – August 22, 2011
Edith was born in Boston and lived for a number of years in the Neponset Circle section of Boston; she graduated from Milton High School in 1931. She attended nursing school at Faulkner Hospital but was forced to quit due to serious illness. For many years, Edith worked as a switchboard operator at Sears, Roebuck in Boston. She worked in the business offices of South Shore Hospital in Weymouth and Brockton Hospital.
After her marriage in 1943 to Arthur (“Whitey”), they lived in Abington, Mass. for 25 years where they raised their two daughters, Susan and Beverly. In 1977 Edith and Whitey retired to Plymouth, Mass.; after his death, Edith moved to Lincoln Green in 1997 to be near her younger daughter Beverly. Since then, they had shared countless hours together, including many shopping trips and lunches at Edith’s favorite lunch places, the old Chalet and Peg’s.
Edith and her family survived the influenza epidemic of 1918. Edith remembered seeing the doughboys coming home from the Great War in 1919 and of course had many memories of the Great Depression and the World War II era, during which her husband served in Europe in the combat engineer corps. She also told a wild story of driving home to Milton from her job at Sears in Boston during the Great Hurricane of 1938. Another of her favorite adventure stories was about being rescued from the Gondola at Loon Mountain with her friends Audrey and Irene. She loved to travel; some of her favorite trips were to Nashville, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, and Prince Edward Island, and especially her trips to Florida. She enjoyed many trips to Florida with her daughter Susan who spends winters there; most of those trips included visits to Disney World which she loved.
Edith loved spending time with her family, especially during the winter holidays and on birthdays. She was immensely proud of her grandchildren Scott and Kerri, watching them through their educational and career successes, and especially watching them become parents to her beloved four great-granddaughters Jessica, Jenna, Korena, and Emma. She was a lifelong lover of animals and showered her love on many pets over the years. She enjoyed traveling, bowling, card games, and was an expert solver of crossword puzzles and a “wiz” at Scrabble (making sure everyone played by the rules.) She played the piano and loved to sing and was a member of a church choir for a number of years; after retirement, she sang with the “Mobilaires,” a former singing group in Plymouth, Mass. Edith harbored a life-long passion for her favorite team, the Boston Red Sox. She attended many games during her long life, collecting autographs along the way; some of her favorites were of Carlton Fisk, George Scott, David Ortiz and Johnny Pesky (the last two obtained by her grandson on one of his annual trips to Red Sox Spring Training.) She was delighted when the Sox won their first World Series Championship in 86 years on her 92nd birthday, October 27, 2004, while visiting her daughter Sue in Florida.
Edith is survived by her two daughters: Susan Grundy and her husband Edmund of Bridgewater, Mass. and Barefoot Bay, Florida; Beverly Hall of Lincoln, NH; two grandchildren: Scott Stimpson and his wife Julie of Pembroke, Mass., and Kerri Yetman and her husband William of Plymouth, Mass.; four great-grandchildren: Jessica and Jenna Stimpson of Pembroke, and Korena and Emma Yetman of Plymouth. She is also survived by her dear cousin and best friend Marjorie Castle of Braintree, Mass. and a beloved sister-in-law June Trey of Troy, Ohio.
Funeral service will be held at 1pm Saturday, August 27 at Fournier-Hale Funeral Home, 144 Main St, North Woodstock, NH. Calling hours will be held from 11am to 1pm Saturday prior to the service