Hugh Leonard Hall was born on January 14, 1935 to Iola Hall and Clyde Alleyne Howard. He grew up in Lodge Hill, St. Michael and attended Montgomery Boys School. From 14 years old he apprenticed at Straughn’s Mechanic Shop and then moved over to Cole’s Garage on Probyn Street. From there he worked at Motor Service’s Limited in Fontabelle for over 20 years. His tenure there improved his mechanical engineering knowledge giving him the opportunity to become foreman.
He married Shelah Hall and out of this union came three children; Dyanese, Ronald and Sandra (Betty) Hall. In May of 1975, he immigrated to the USA and was soon followed by the family in August of 1977. On his arrival in Boston he was hired by Boston Datsun which later became Boston Toyota. He worked there as a Certified Toyota Auto Mechanic until he retired. He also did a short stint at the Logan Airport where he was responsible for all repairs of vehicles.
Hugh (affectionately called “Da”) is survived by his three children, Dyanese, Betty, Ronald, Maria (Daughter-In-Law), and daughter of his heart, Jemma Edwards. His grandchildren, Julian, Shontelle, Jamal, Selena, Ashton, Tarik, Kamarri, Angelica and Justin; His great-grandchildren, Jayda Bleus Worrell, Jamari Hall, Leah Worrell, Enzo Hall, and Austin Stuart. His brothers Angus Brown, David White, Keith (Deceased), His sisters Rosalind Walton and Esther Brathwaite. His sister-in-law, Teresa Ellis and Kenneth Ellis (Brother-in-Law). His nephews and nieces, great nieces and great nephews. He’s also survived by his many cousins and sisters of his heart, Ottaline Hall, Eudella Layne, Fredine Layne, Venclistia Layne, Barbara Denny and Lindsey Layne.
Special mention of close friends and family are The Halls; The Laynes; The Greenidges, The Bullards, The DePeiza Family; Mason Family, Newton Family, The Inniss Family (Leroy), Jenny Phillips, Marian and Jerome Pearce.
Da was a member of the Saint Cyprian’s family and a member of the Men Fellowship group. He admired their participation and mission to guide and support the youths of the church. His home and door were always open the many youths from the neighborhood, many friends of his grandchildren who visited our home because it was a safe shelter for them. He would listen to them when they told their story and offered sympathy and advice. If they asked him for advice on choosing their first car, he gave it, if they bought a hooptie and wanted him to show them what was wrong with it or what parts to buy, he was there.
He was such a friendly person that when our neighbors moved away, they came and told him bye, where they were going and why they were moving. Sometimes people who were passing by and didn’t see him would ask whoever was at the door if he was good. We would say to Da, “Who was that person?” and he would say he didn’t know but they lived up the street. He was one of the friendliest and most social person we knew. He did not judge anyone. Being the only child of his mother, he was very close to all his cousins and they loved and gave him a lot of respect. Young and old, they called him to chat and kept him updated on what was going on within the family. When he was in Barbados, before he even reached the house, they were there to welcome him home and to keep his company. His family and extended family adored him. He was loved and will be missed by everyone.
Rest in peace Da.
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