The Life of Lester H. Hale

HALE Lester Hale, age 86 of Ansonia, entered into eternal rest February 18 at Shady Knoll Health Center in Seymour. Lester Hale was born October 21, 1924 in Seymour, the son of George W. Hale and Nellie Meany Hale. He was the eighth of nine children. He is survived by his two sons, former State Senator Gary Hale and Ansonia Police Chief Kevin Hale. Additionally, he is survived by Kevin's wife, Carrie Hale, and his six grandchildren, Lauren, Caitlin, Matthew, Andrew, Rebecca and Patrick. Lester was predeceased by his loving wife, Eleanor Healey Hale as well as six brothers and two sisters. Lester was educated in Seymour public schools and graduated from Seymour High School in 1942. Lester then served the United States with distinction in The Army Air Corps in World War II. He served Ansonia for 57 years as a volunteer member of the Charters Hose Company #4 Fire Company, as a member and president of the Board of Aldermen and as the city's Mayor from 1967 through 1969. Lester was a member of the parish of the Church of the Assumption In Ansonia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, with friends asked to go directly to The Church of the Assumption in Ansonia. Burial with military honors accorded will follow in Pine Grove Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday, 4 to 7 p.m. in The Jenkins King & Malerba Funeral Home, 12 Franklin St. Ansonia.( In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society , 1075 Chase Pkwy # 1075, Waterbury, CT 06708. >>

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