WILMINGTON - Robert Hall, 86, died peacefully in his home on Tuesday, December 27. A resident of Wilmington, Bobby was born in Jersey City, NJ, on April 24,1936, to Alice (Perrenod) and Samuel Hall. He attended Lodi Regional High School in Lodi, NJ, and graduated in 1954.
Bobby was a proud Navy veteran and found great pleasure in sharing stories about his service on submarines. Bobby served 20 years as a firefighter for the North Arlington Fire Department and worked his way up the ranks to chief in 1978, retiring from his service in 1981. Bobby also worked for the New Jersey Bell Telephone Company for 27 years before relocating to Vermont. He is fondly remembered for his time running the Crafts Inn. He made lasting friendships and was an integral part of the history of the Crafts Inn and community. Bobby finished out his career doing general contracting work, alongside his family and close friends. He was lovingly referred to as Bob the Builder.
Bobby married Helen Whitney on May 23, 1959, and together they had two children, Sandra (Hall) Murdock and David Hall. He is survived by his son David and wife Bethany and his daughter Sandra, and brother George Hall and his wife Deanna. Bobby had five grandchildren, Riley and Mitchell Hall, and Ian, Kyle, and Whitney Murdock. Bobby is also survived by his best friend and soulmate Jeanette Felton, and her children Sarah Crawford and husband Bo, Tim Betit and wife Jessica Betit, Nate Felton and wife Brittany, and son Michael Betit, as well as her many grandchildren whom he treated like his own.
No memorial services will be held. A celebration of life will take place at a later date.