BANGOR – Joseph Durell Hall, beloved husband of Marjorie (Clarke) Hall, died peace-fully Feb. 9, 2008, at home. He was born Aug. 30, 1917, in Scituate, Mass., the third son of Ralph Nickerson Hall and Ethel (Loveland) Hall. He attended Newton Country Day School for Boys of Boston and graduated from Newton High School in 1936. That same year, he went to work for New England Telephone and Telegraph Co., and remained with the company until his retirement in 1978. His career commenced with telephone installation and repair, and progressed through various management assignments. His final project was the development and supervision of service order computerization. Joe’s telephone career was interrupted for three years during World War II, when he served in the Signal Corps of the U.S. Army, assigned as the wire officer in the 336th Signal Company Troop Carrier Wing. In England and France for two years, the company provided ground communications for the Air Force paratroopers, who led the invasion of Europe. He returned to the state as company commander with the rank of captain. Joe was an avid golfer, gardener, churchman, Boston sports enthusiast and furniture repairman. He married Mar-jorie Howe Clarke, Oct. 4, 1947, and they made their home in Winchester, Mass., before retiring to Chatham, Mass., and then to Maine in 1986. In addition to his wife, his is survived by one daughter, Christine and her husband, Paul Szal; grandchildren, Daniel and Katherine Szal Von Kohorn, Matthew and Carolyn Szal Guard and Timothy Szal; and great-granddaughter, Ella Clarke Von Kohorn. Those who wish to remember Joe in a special way may make gifts in his memory to the memorial fund of John’s Episcopal Church, 234 French St., Bangor, ME 04401 or New Hope Hospice, P.O. Box 757, Holden, ME 04429. A memorial service will be held in the spring. A service of Brookings-Smith, Bangor.