STOCKTON SPRINGS – Phyllis A. (West) Hall, 91, passed away Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Waldo County General Hospital in Belfast. She was born Oct. 6, 1922, on Verona Island, the daughter of Albert and Delia (Quimby) West.
Phyllis was employed for many years at Belfast Manufacturing, retiring Oct. 5, 1984, from the Waldo Shoe Company in Belfast. On May 14, 1986, Phyllis began her dream job when she joined the Stockton Springs Ambulance Service becoming its Director at the age of 65 on June 16, 1988, a position she held for 18 years. Phyllis was widely known and recognized for her community service, twice being nominated for the Jefferson Award, receiving in 2002 the Midcoast EMS Merit Award, and in 2003 being presented by then Governor Baldacci’s Maine Lifetime Achievement Award. Phyllis was an outstanding seamstress, cook and loved to crochet and knit for others. She is estimated to have knitted thousands of mittens for area school children and prayer shawls for cancer patients.
Phyllis is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ralph Sr. and Gloria Hall of Stockton Springs; grandson, Ralph Jr. and Shelli Hall of Bar Harbor; granddaughter, April Hall and partner, David Berry; and great-granddaughter, Rachel Berry of Hallowell; sister, Lillian of Sebring, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Helen West; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins. Besides her parents, Phyllis was predeceased by the love of her life, Albert Hall; sisters, Helen Smith and Carolyn Perkins; and brother, James West.
A graveside service for Phyllis and her late husband Albert will be held at the convenience of the family in the spring. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Stockton Springs Fire Department. Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, 182 Waldo Ave., Belfast. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.ripostafh.com.