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Emily Octavia Hall
September 8, 2023 ~ September 15, 2023
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Emily Octavia Hall, 97, passed at Gosnell House after a long illness. She was
born in Portland, ME on 8/23/1926 to George and Virgie Maxwell and grew up in
Dry Mills, Gray where her parents owned the Dry Mills Store and Garage. She
graduated from Pennell Institute in 1942 where she was on the girls’ basketball
team. In 1944, she married Donald B. Hall of Gray, Maine and lived in West Gray
all her life until 2013 when she moved to Jordan Bay Place, Raymond. She enjoyed
working at Cook’s Hardware in Gray and the A&P Store. She was a member of the
Gray Congregational Church. She had a remarkable memory of Gray’s history and
the people living there. Over the years, she enjoyed spending time with childhood
friends, dancing, playing cards, knitting, skating, doing puzzles, and watching the
She is survived by her daughter Linda Bentley of Gray, granddaughter Laura
Tringali, husband Peter and great grandchildren Sophia Tringali, Gianna Tringali,
and Isabella Tringali of Wakefield, MA as well as several nieces and nephews. She
is predeceased by her husband Donald, daughter Donna M. Hall, siblings James
Maxwell, Dale Maxwell, Edra Wilkinson, Beverly Prince, and Sandra Maxwell.
There will be no services at this time.