Irwin ‘Bryce’ Hall

Date of Passing:

December 11, 2015

Hall, Irwin Bryson, ‘Bryce’, was born in Riverside on September 3, 1920. He was the husband of Gloria (Dichello) Hall and the son of the late James and Sarah Hall and brother of the late Everett Hall.

Mr. Hall graduated from East Providence High School and spent his summers working at Crescent Park. Immediately following graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served throughout World War II aboard an LST in the South Pacific. He was part of the greatest generation.

Bryce graduated from the University of Miami and New England School of Law. He was a realtor in Florida, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, purchasing and selling properties.

His passion was sailing. He was a self-taught avid sailor learning to sail at a young age on Narragansett Bay using a compass and sextant to chart his course and learned to communicate by Morse Code. When in Miami he sailed many races including the Miami to Havana races and made several sailing trips from Miami to Rhode Island. Summers were spent on his boat just cruising. He was also an avid skier and spent winters skiing at Stratton Mountain, out West and in Europe. He was an adventurer and traveled the world with family and friends.

Bryce was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #10 of Riverside.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a brother, James of Liesburg, FL and his children, Lisa (Peter) of Brooklyn, NY, Bryce Jr. (Jennifer) of Boulder, Co, John (Ivette) of Hamden, CT and eight grandchildren.

On Bryce’s behalf, the family extends their deepest thanks to his special caregivers and friends who helped so much during his final years.

His funeral will be held on Saturday December 19, 2015 from the W. RAYMOND WATSON FUNERAL HOME, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 9 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Luke Church, Washington Road, Barrington at 10 a.m. Burial with Military Honors will follow in Forest Chapel Cemetery, Nayatt Road, Barrington.

Calling hours are Friday 4-8 p.m. Flowers are respectfully omitted. Contributions in Bryce’s memory to Save the Bay, 100 Save The Bay Drive, Providence, RI, 02905 or Home & Hospice Care of RI, 1085 North Main Street, Providence, RI, 02904 would be deeply appreciated.

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