Methuen — Richard Dana Hall 86 of Methuen passed away peacefully Thursday morning at Merrimack Valley Hospice House in Haverhill surround by his loving family. Richard was born in Manchester, NH and was the son of the late Rose (Champagne) and William Hall. He was raised and educated in Methuen and has lived in Methuen for the greater part of his life .
Before his retirement in 1988 as co-owner of Dana Landscaping, Richard served in the US Army during WWII from 1945 to 1948. He loved all children especially his grandchildren and great granddaughter. Richard loved anything to do with animals and nature. He also loved reading, going for rides, and buying scratch tickets.
The family would like to thank the 4th floor nurses in the Russell Bldg at the Lawrence General Hospital, Karen, Jennifer and Allan for their compassionate loving care for our father.
Richard is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years Stella (Busta) Hall; his daughters, Lori and her husband Paul Letourneau of Methuen, Tricia and her husband Rick Sheehan of Methuen, Stasia and her husband Bernie Ross of Derry, NH Samara and her husband Rick Tardif of Methuen; her sons Bill Hall and his wife Lisa of Methuen, Dana Hall and his wife Judy of Methuen and Richard Hall and his wife Michelle of Methuen and his brother, Walter Hall of Steep Falls, ME. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter and many nieces and nephews.
ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Monday, January 14, 2013 from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the Cataudella Funeral Home 126 Pleasant Valley St. Methuen. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at St. Lucy’s Church 254 Merrimack St. Methuen. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Haverhill. For directions and online condolences please visit www.cataudellafh.com.