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In Memoriam
Cheshire Grange remembers long-time member Mary Hale

By Legacy.com (3/31/11)

  APRIL 1, 2011 --

Mary A. Hale, 94, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at the Rosegarden Health and Rehab Center in Waterbury. She was the wife of the late Kenneth Ives Hale, who passed away in 2008 after 68 years of marriage.

Mary was born in North Haven, June 10, 1916, the daughter of the late D.C. and Pamelia (Morrill) Allen. She was a longtime Cheshire resident where she worked alongside her husband raising chickens and children. Later in life she worked as a school bus driver, shuttling high school students to sporting events. She was also a member of the First Congregational Church of Cheshire and a member of the Grange. Throughout her life she enjoyed duck pin bowling occasionally competing statewide.

Mary is survived by her sons, Stuart Hale and his wife, Judy, of Newbury, N.H., and Donald Hale and his wife, Judy, of Lehigh Acres, Fla.; her four daughters, Nancy Hale, of Lehigh Acres, Fla., Sally Dery and her husband, Ron, of Deming, N.M., Cindy Schieman and her husband, Larry, of Lyman, N.H., and Janet Hale, of Cheshire; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers, David and John; and her grandson, Stuart Hale.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m., at the Alderson Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 South Main St. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Cheshire Hillside Cemetery. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 2 p.m. until the time of the service, at the funeral home. Memorial contri-butions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 35 Cold Spring Road, Rocky Hill, CT 06067, or to the American Cancer Society , 825 Brook St., Rocky Hill, CT 06067. For online condolences, or to light a memorial candle, please visit www.aldersonfuneralhomes.com.

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