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Obituary for David Chandler Hall Sr.

David “Dave” C. Hall, Sr., husband of the late Harriet (Enders) Hall passed away peacefully September, 24, 2021 with family by his side. Dave was born November 22, 1940, son of the late Ester Shepard and Elmer C. Hall, Simsbury, CT. Dave and Harriet moved to New Hartford in 1961 where they spent the next 50 years together raising their family before Harriet’s passing in 2011. Dave grew up on his Grandpa Shepard’s dairy farm where he learned the lessons of a long day and hard work, the love of machinery and all things mechanical. Although he left the farm many years ago, he was still a farm boy at heart. He enjoyed traveling throughout New England, stopping at the farm museums and expanding his knowledge of the history of farming, machinery and engines. He was a walking encyclopedia of all early automobiles. His other passion was working on his 1928 Ford Phaeton or his 1935 Buick Hot Rod and driving them around the roads of Lake Waramaug and Kent, CT where he and Harriet hosted family camping trips for 20+ years.

Prior to his retirement, Dave spent 12 years at Avon Old Farm School in the field of electrical maintenance. He not only enjoyed his job, but he valued the many special friendships he made during his time at the school. Dave’s career started at the sales counter of Western Auto and then led him to positions of Vice President, Patterson Oil, Firestone Tire Division and Supervisor of Mechanical Maintenance at CT Printers and Weyerhaeuser Paper.

Dave is survived by his loving children, Cheryl Jensen (Scott) of New Hartford, David Hall, Jr. (Elaine) of Torrington, Richard Hall (Nona) of Torrington, Kristoffer Hall (Kerry Wardhaugh) of New Hartford; son-in-law, Michael Seabock of New Hartford; grandchildren, Shannon Christensen (Jeff) of Simsbury, Clayton Jensen of Broomfield, CO, Chadwick Jensen of Canton, Morgan Prindle (Alexander) of Norwalk, Maegan Hall of Torrington, David Hall, III of Torrington, Shandra Droher (George) of West Plains, MO, Jonathon Hall of Torrington, Jessica Hall of Torrington, Mackenzie Sonnenberg of New Hartford, Kacie Sonnenberg of New Hartford, Levi Seabock of New Hartford, Kristoffer Hall of Barkhamsted, Kerriana Hall of Barkhamsted; great grandchildren, Riley and Dylan Christensen of Simsbury, Liam and Olivia Jensen of Canton and Hope Hall of Torrington. He is also survived by his loving sister, Beverly Inman of Simsbury and sister-in-law, Justine Hall of Naples, FL as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his wife Harriet, Dave was predeceased by his sister, Shirley Benbow and her husband William Benbow, his brother Dale “Tut” Hall, brother-in-law, Stan Inman, brother-in-law, Robert Enders, sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Steve Pileski and his beautiful and loving daughter, Debbie Seabock, who passed earlier this year.

Family and friends may gather at the Vincent Funeral Home, 120 Albany Turnpike in Canton on Saturday October 16, 2021 between the hours of 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM in celebration of both Dave and Harriet’s life. Please feel free to bring your classic car, muscle car or motorcycle as we know that would be the sendoff our Dad would have wanted. Donations in his memorial may be made to the CT Food Bank - Please visit Dave’s Book of Memories at for online tributes.