OBITUARY

William "Bill" Leslie Hall

June 3, 1927September 15, 2020

William Leslie “Bill” Hall, 93, of Naples FL, and formerly Sudbury, MA passed away peacefully, in Naples, after a short illness on September 15, 2020. Bill was born in New York City on June 3, 1927 to Leslie C. Hall and Jessie A. (Willett) Hall. He moved with his family to Sudbury, MA in 1942. He joined the Navy and served in the Philippines during WWII. Upon his return, he attended Suffolk University. In 1957, he joined his father in the insurance and real estate business. He was very successful in business and became a leader in the Sudbury business community. He was active in community affairs, serving on several Town boards and committees. He was an active member of Memorial Congregational Church in Sudbury serving on many committees and singing in the choir; a Member of the Grange; a Mason and a member of the American Legion. He was a staunch and unabashed patriot all of his life. As a young man, he loved to play baseball and played on the Kiwanis softball team in his middle years. He was an enthusiastic Kiwanian and served in all the officer positions in the Sudbury club. Bill was an avid and skilled golfer and was for many years a member of Nashawtuc Country Club in Concord, MA. He moved to Naples in the mid-1980s. As a member of Wyndemere Country Club in Naples, he enjoyed organizing regular tournaments, one of which is named in his honor. He loved singing, listening to gospel music and playing cards. He was the consummate storyteller. He was well known for his wit and generosity, and for his wisdom about business and life in general. Many in Sudbury business turned to him for advice in the course of their affairs. He was a true patriarch in his large family to whom he was fiercely loyal, loving and unstintingly generous. He is survived by his devoted wife of 26 years, Inez Taub; his brother and sister-in-law, Alan A. and Marianne Hall of Amelia, OH; his son and daughter-in-law, Charles W. and Monica L. Hall of Dennis Port, MA; his daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne L. and Edmond Eaton, of Naples, FL; His daughter and son-in-law Cynthia E. and Steven Kahn of Barkhamstead, CT; his daughter, Rebecca J. Hall of Stow, MA; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his sister, Edith Hammack, of San Francisco , California. Services will be held privately in person but can be viewed on facebook live at https://www.facebook.com/HodgesFuneralHomeNaples/ on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 10:30am.

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Suzanne Eaton

September 26, 2020

For those of you who wrote how you remember my Dad telling his stories, holding court, cigar in hand, I thought this photo captured one of those moments.

Charlie Staadecker

September 24, 2020

After a round of golf at Wyndermere Country Club in Naples, the various foursomes Bill put together would gather for cigars (if you smoked) and beers (if you drank). Bill was a natural at holding court. He’d wax and wane in his unique and entertaining way and held us captive with his unique tales. My favorite was his expertise on his manual of endearments to our wives (and thus increase our love life). All of us listened intently. His logic on the subject was convincing and I quote his words “After all I’m an expert on this subject “. It all made sense to me, so that very night I tried following his exact playbook. My wife listened and then broke out in hysterical laughter, and that abruptly ended my ploy. Thanks for that Bill! An endearing man and friend who never failed to tell us each week, “I really did marry a rocket scientist!” Oh Bill, you surely will be missed and certainly never forgotten.

Jim Stanley

September 24, 2020

Bill welcomed me to his golf group when I first joined Wyndemere CC. I enjoyed our after round discussions - never got tired of being around this man.
He will be missed and fondly remembered by many; most of whom lost money to him at some point in their golfing careers!😉
A fine man!

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