C. Michael Hall of Wells, ME and Groveland, CA (formerly of Berwick, ME and Dover, NH), passed away on May 18th, just shy of his 74th birthday.
Born to the late Charles (Merrill) and Lucille Morin Hall in 1949, Mike grew up in Berwick, ME. Born with a cleft palate, a childhood of medical appointments and surgeries turned into his signature crooked grin. Mike graduated from Berwick High School as a member of the class of ’67. He then attended Calhoun MEBA Engineering School, graduating as a Merchant Marine. His career would span 35 years as he traveled the world, eventually retiring as Chief Engineer of the Producer for CSX Lines in 2002. In his retirement, he became a golf rule official and volunteered his time with the NH Golf Association, Maine State Golf Association, New England Golf Association and the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Although he enjoyed all of the tournaments he worked, his favorites were the amateurs. He loved nothing more than to see “his kids” succeed, following their careers for years after they would initially meet.
Mike’s infectious personality was larger than life, his gift for gab well known. If there was ever a crowd at a party, you could be sure that it was around him. He never met a story that he couldn’t retell, naturally with a little “C. Michael embellishment.” A long-time trivia buff, he loved little known facts, finding out where things came from, and reading about history. Mike’s positive outlook and steady guidance helped many through the tough times they faced.
C. Michael is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Gayle Whitney, and her son Sean Powell (Portland, ME), daughter Angela Hall (Punta Gorda, FL) and her fiancé Bruce Murphy, brother R. Gene Hall (Sanford, ME) and his wife Edith, sister Geri Hall (Fayetteville, NY) and her husband Dave, brother JT Hall (Gilford, NH) and his wife Joy, along with his only grandchild, Cameron Hall (Punta Gorda, FL). Mike was also loved and survived by countless cousins, nieces, nephews, friends, coworkers, neighbors and shipmates. He was predeceased by both of his parents, Charles and Lucille, along with his brother Alfred “Larry” Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Mike’s memory to the Dana Farber Cancer Center. Mike would like nothing more than to know that the research that saved his daughter’s life would be furthered by his passing.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Wiggin-Purdy Funeral Home, 655 Central Ave. Dover NH. Visiting hours begin Saturday, May 27, 2023, at 10:00am followed immediately by services at 11:00am.