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880 Hopmeadow Street
P.O. Box 335
Simsbury, CT 06070
Phone: 860-658-7613
Fax: 860-651-0476
Lawrence Hall

Lawrence Chester Hall

September 13, 1932 - August 23, 2019
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Lawrence C. Hall, 86, of Canton, died on Friday, August 23, 2018. He was born September 13, 1932, the son of the late Chester and Susie Hall. A graduate of Danbury State Teacher’s College, he taught music at Canton High School before his retirement. During his long career, he was Musical Director, as well as an instrumentalist, for Canton Benefit Productions, Torrington Civic Symphony and Farmington Valley Band. He was an accomplished tenor soloist and choir member, singing in the choir at Trinity Episcopal Church in Collinsville, and performing in musical theater with Canton Benefit Productions and area theater guilds.

He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Miller Hall. He is survived by a son, David and his wife, Laurie, of Harwinton, a daughter Janet and her husband, Thomas Martinsen of Torrington, and four grandchildren, Allison and Courtney Hall and Jennifer and Nathan Martinsen.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on September 14th at Trinity Episcopal Church in Collinsville. There are no calling hours. For condolences please visit .
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    September 7, 2019 | 1:00pm
    September 7, 2019 1:00pm
    Trinity Episcopal - Collinsville
    55 River Road
    Collinsville, CT 06022
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  • Interment

    Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Garden
    55 River Road
    Collinsville, CT 06022
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Maggie Hawlicheck

Posted at 11:01am
My condolences to you, David and Janet, and your families. It was 51 years ago when John and I moved to Canton, and Larry (and Jean, the perfect pair!) guided us through an introduction to many Canton families and involved us in Canton Benefit. It was because of them that our acclimation to a new stage of our life was easy and comfortable. We enjoyed many years of friendship, fun, and working together. May the warm thoughts and memories of yourselves and others comfort you at this difficult time. I am sure that Jean and John were there to meet Larry with open arms!

Eric Poulson

Posted at 01:16pm
Mr. Hall shared with me and all of his students a tremendous passion for music. He taught using his humor, intelligence and generosity of knowledge. A fine teacher and great man.

Lisa D'Addeo Bohman

Posted at 10:50am
Mr. and Mrs. Hall formed an indelible partnership. I was fortunate enough to know both -- Mrs. Hall in elementary school, helping her wheel her brown piano from room to room on music day, to teaching me the basics of playing the flute in middle school; Mr. Hall playing under his direction in concert band and marching in parades from junior high through to his retirement. Mr. Hall directed the school band and inspired the musical talents of countless Canton students. He was a large presence with a fierce intelligence, a disciplined approach, a good sense of humor, and the strong desire to illuminate the importance of arts in the lives of children and adults alike. All those he touched are now the living legacy - the notes and music - of his life. Godspeed Mr. Hall.

Jodi Dove

Posted at 11:15pm
Mr Hall was a wonderful teacher. He was tough, tender, patient and had a unique ability to instill a love of music in even the most giftedly challenged of us all. Both he and his wife leave a legacy of making the world a more artistic place and more profoundly devoting themselves to touching the lives of countless children We should all wish to be remembered so well.

Susan Bromirski Anderson

Posted at 04:36pm
Mr. Hall touched so many in the Canton school system. He will always be remembered fondly.

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