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Sidney M. Hall, Jr.

July 18, 1934 ~ July 26, 2022 (age 88)


Sidney M. Hall, Jr., 88 of North Berwick, passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

Sid was born in Rochester, NH on July 18, 1934, the son of Sidney M. and Clara (Hanscom) Hall.  He graduated Dover High School in 1951 at the age of 16.  Over the years, Sid had a full gamut of jobs.  In 1954, he started at Prime Tanning in Berwick for a few years, then to Great Falls Bleachery in Somersworth as a steam engineer for the next eleven.  He was at Simplex in North Berwick for a few years until working for Hall Brothers Roofing in 1972.  In 1984, Sid ventured into starting his own roofing company, Sid Hall Roofing. 

 Sid moved out of North Berwick to Wells in 1965 after purchasing The Linger Longer cottage on Webhannet Drive, a summer rental and built a new home on the marsh side of the property.  Sid owned and rented several beach properties on Wells Beach ..  In 1971 he moved to an historic home on the Sanford Road and started an antique business in the barn.  He later moved to a property on Rt 1 and owned the “Whiffletree Antique Store” and loved a good antiquing day, searching for wares for the store. He especially loved finding and collecting carnival glass.  During this time, he took on his next adventure of being the captain of his own lobster boat, the “Johanne II”.   Sid loved his time on the sea, taking friends on lobstering trips through the years. The curious thing about Sid is that he caught lobsters for over 50 years and never ate one – he hates lobster!  In more recent years, after he moved back to North Berwick, he was famously known around town as the “Sanford & Son” guy who recycled and salvaged metals for anyone who needed it.  Sid was also a local ‘icon’ at Town Pizza, where he and his buddies would gather to solve the day’s problems.  In his younger years, he enjoyed traveling to the Grand Caymans, Hawaii and his home in Nova Scotia.  In his spare time, Sid loved cutting fire wood, trying his luck at the casinos and a good fire works show.   Sid also enjoyed attending services at Bethel Christian Church.

Anyone who had the privilege to know Sid, in whatever context, knows he was a wonderful, funny, generous and kind man with his Maine dry humor and a work ethic like no other.  His stories will live on for generations to come.   Sid will certainly be missed by many.

Sid was pre-deceased by his first wife, Phyllis (Libby) Hall and their baby in 1958; his second wife, Johanne (Moulen) Hall in 1978 and third wife, Rita Lorraine (Littlefield) Hall in1991.  Surviving is his son, Stanley (Susan) Hall of North Berwick; daughter Sue Ann (Roy) Taylor of Canton, GA; son Bradburn Billings of Barrington, NH; daughters Laurie Billings and Tanya (Michael) Gosselin all of North Berwick, brother, Dana Hall of Berwick; 6 grandchildren, Michael, Katharine and Jessica Taylor, Teresa Bennett, Shane Billings and Sidney Gosselin; 8 great-grandchildren: Ethan, Alex and Parker Taylor, Hallam Cooper Taylor, Lionel Cooper Taylor; Avery, Alexis and Ada Bennett.  The family would like to thank Melanie Taylor for her friendship and dedication in caring for Sid.

 A time of visitation will be held Saturday, July 30 from 10am to 11am immediately followed by a funeral at 11am at the Bethel Christian Church, 129 Lower Main Street, North Berwick, ME.  Interment in Hillside Cemetery, North Berwick.  Friends who wish may contribute to the R. Lorraine Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund, payable to Edward Jones, 20 Edward Ave, Suite 4, Biddeford, ME 04005.  Arrangements are entrusted to the Johnson Funeral Home, North Berwick, ME.   Memories and condolences may be shared at


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July 30, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Bethel Christian Church
129 Lower Main Street
North Berwick, ME 03906

Funeral Service
July 30, 2022

11:00 AM
Bethel Christian Church
129 Lower Main Street
North Berwick, ME 03906


R. Lorraine Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund
c/o Edward Jones, 20 Edward Ave., Suite 4, Biddeford ME 04005

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