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In Memoriam
Remembering Granger Kenneth I. Hale - Poultry farmer for years

By Waterbury Republican-American (12-16-08)

  DECEMBER 16, 2008 --

Kenneth Ives Hale, 91, of 1513 Marion Road, died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008, at the Southington Care Center in Southington. He was the husband of Mary (Allen) Hale.

Mr. Hale was born in Cheshire Sept. 16, 1917, a son of the late Lucius J. and Ada (Ives) Hale, and was educated in the local schools. He attended Crosby High School in Waterbury, was a graduate of Mount Hermon School in Northfield, Mass., and attended Cornell University. He was a poultry farmer in Cheshire for many years.

He was a member and former deacon of the First Congregational Church of Cheshire, and had served as an election moderator during local elections. He was an active member and past master of the Cheshire Grange, a member and past officer of Pomona, a past pink sash of the Conn. State Grange, and a member of the National Grange. He was a president of the Connecticut Agricultural Fair.  He had been a former member of the Cheshire Lions Club and a 4-H leader for a number of years. He had also served as a district fire warden for the State of Connecticut.

Besides his wife of 68 years, he leaves two sons, Stuart Hale of Newbury, N.H., and Donald Hale of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; four daughters, Nancy Hale of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Sally Dery of Deming, N.M., Cindy Schieman of Lyman, N.H., and Janet Hale of Cheshire; six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by two sisters, Doris Bell and Shirley Cook, and a grandson, Stuart Hale.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday at First Congregational Church of Cheshire, 111 Church Drive. Burial will be in Cheshire Hillside Cemetery. Friends may call at the Slater Funeral Home, 242 South Main St., on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First Congregational Church of Cheshire, 111 Church Drive, Cheshire 06410; or Cheshire Grange, P.O. Box 4, Cheshire, 06410-0004.



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