Salem, NH — Lester W. Hall, II, 73, passed away on January 15, 2013, in Clearwater, Fla., after a long illness. He was born in Boston to the late Prescott W. and Marjorie T. (Price) Hall on June 7, 1939. He was raised in Melrose, Mass., and was a long-time Salem, N.H., resident.
Lester worked for many years at Canobie Lake Park and Flightline. He especially enjoyed fishing and boating on Canobie Lake. He loved to travel to Aruba and the Caribbean Islands. He belonged to the Salem Lions Club and, at one time, the Salem Historical Society which his father helped to form.
Lester is survived by his wife of 40 years, Beverly Cook Hall. He leaves his sons, Richard L. Hall and his wife, Marion, of Concord, N.H., Lester W. Hall, III, of Litchfield, N.H.; and step-son, Stephen M. Melito of Swansboro, N.C. He also leaves his brother, Richard C. Hall and his wife, Dianna Hall, of Warwick, R.I. He was the beloved grandfather of Samantha Arcidiacono, Marissa Hall and David Hall and step-grandfather of Heather Melito Dezan, Stephen M. Melito and Christopher Melito. He leaves seven great-grandchildren and his two nephews, Timothy and David Hall. Lester will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
ARRANGEMENTS: Calling hours will be on Saturday, April 20, 2013, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at The Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH. Funeral services will follow on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Salem Lions Club, P.O. Box 294, Salem, NH 03079; The Pleasant Street United Methodist Food Pantry, 8 Pleasant St., Salem, NH 03079; or the New Hampshire Lung Association, 1800 Elm St., Unit D, Manchester, NH 03104.