D'Esopo East Hartford Memorial Chapel

30 Carter Street, East Hartford, CT


Norman Henry Halle

December 13, 1928June 27, 2019

Norman H. Halle, 90, of East Hartford, beloved husband for 50 years of the late Ghislaine (Lambert) Halle, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, June 27, 2019. Born in Notre Dame des Boise, Quebec, Canada, he was the 17th child of 22, of the late Edouard and Rose-Anne (Hains) Hallee. Predeceased by 17 brothers and 3 sisters.

After marrying the love of his life, he relocated to New England and settled in CT to raise his family. He was a longtime, faithful communicant of St. Rose Church, East Hartford. Norman retired from Architectural Building Systems as a dry waller. He continued being a lumber jack and started his career becoming a cook and baker for his family.

Norman was an avid hockey fan, especially the Montreal Canadians, loved to tell stories of his time growing up to ensure we would remember some family history, pass them on and not to take life for granted. Always encouraging and supporting his family to live life with no regrets. He loved to be comical, laugh and not sit still, even if he was told to relax and he was known by his family as the “energizer bunny” with no off switch.

Norman was a supportive and loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He leaves his five children, Lucy Houle and husband Richard Houle, Linda Halle-Smith and husband, Brian Smith. Leo J Halle Sr., Luke F. Halle, Lise Podkulski and husband Tom J Podkulski, III, with whom he made his home. He was very proud of and adored his 14 grandchildren and cherished his 11 great-grandchildren. Seeing them completed his day; and as of recent his four legged companions, Nacho and Nolin. He is survived by one brother, Lionel Halle of Quebec and one sister, Jeanne Bissonette, Glastonbury, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

A giant spirit, an angel and inspiration of hope, he will be forever missed and leaves a huge void in our hearts.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, July 11, from 3 to 5 pm with a service to conclude the evening at 5 pm at the D’Esopo – East Hartford Memorial Chapel, 30 Carter St, East Hartford. Burial will be held at a later date in his hometown in Canada.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the compassionate care given to Norman by all the providers with Prime Healthcare.

To share a memory with his family, please visit www.despoeh.com



  • Public Visitation Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 11, 2019


  • Burial - Private


Norman Henry Halle

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Wendy Halle

July 9, 2019

So sorry to hear that 'Uncle Norman' has passed. He was one of the most kind and gentle men I have ever known....so much like my own father in law was. It is definitely a 'Halle' trait to welcome all to their family; as I have been for almost 40 years!

When I met my husband, he said Uncle Norman had worked at Windham Lumber Co. and taped the house where I grew up in 1967. Little did I know that he was going to be part of my life 12 years later!

Dany Hallee

July 7, 2019

I met "mon oncle Norman" just a few times. At his place up here, at my cabin in Notre-Dame-des-Bois and at my mom's funeral a little over three years ago. My brother and I called him "mon oncle Norman" even if he wasn't really our uncle but rather our grandfather Alphonse's brother. He didn't seem to mind as he was truly genuine, kind and fun to be around. My brother showed up at his door in CT late one night and, after identify himself with a few words in French, he was immediately greeted in with a big smile. My dad told us many fun stories about him. He will be missed.

On behalf of my dad Robert and my brother Mario, we would like to offer our sincere condolences to the whole family. Please let us know once "mon oncle Norman" is back in his hometown as we would definitely like to pay our respects.

Leah Halle

July 2, 2019

Grandpa is the only grandparent I have visible memories with growing up my 23 years on this earth, other then the few years with my grandmother when she was in the hospital. Grandpa and I would always go visit her for hours, eat with her, and play! I spent every weekend just about, with my grandfather. I love him so much, I looked up to him, he inspired me and he always made me feel so proud of myself even if it was such a little accomplishment, or to some that may have seemed like nothing at all. He was always proud. Always had a smile on his face and so excited to hear about what you've been up to. Now we may not be able to just drive a short 45 minutes to go visit you, grandpa, but now we will just have to drive a short 7 hours to visit you AND grandma, and what better duo out there then you two? I’m going to miss your fudge, that you stopped making once you started to get tired, but that’s OK. I’m going to miss your delicious beans, but it seems that you’ve passed down the bean making skills to my dad! Your spaghetti was always my FAVORITE, and I hope to make it one day just like you did. I’m going to miss eating home made toast with butter and picking up the crumbs with the end of the banana, that was always the best breakfast!! Grandma wanted you home, as she deserved, we couldn’t be selfish for much longer and keep you from her, we know that. My heart is so broken, I’m hurting, as we all are. We lost such an incredible, successful, impactful and the man that made this entire family have the bond that we do and a big piece of our hearts. And you will always be in our minds, thoughts and prayers. I want you and grandma to know, we aren’t going to let you guys down! And we are going to continue to make you both so proud of what you guys created here on earth! Rest easy, our guardian angel(s).

Suzanne LaRue

June 30, 2019

We are so heartbroken that Uncle Norman has passed. He was one of the most genuine and kind people I have ever known. I know he will be missed by so many who have been lucky enough to know him. Godspeed to you dear Uncle. We love you.