Hale, Vera Ellen Crawford - June 12, 2015


EAST HARTFORD - Vera Ellen (Crawford) Hale, of East Hartford, loving mother of Hannah Elisabeth Hale, and devoted wife of the late Pastor Darryl Hale, Esquire, passed away June 12, 2015, at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Born September 17, 1957, in New York City, she was a dedicated and determined student who graduated from Evander Childs High School in the Bronx, New York, and went on to get her undergraduate degree from Boston University, and a graduate degree from St. Joseph’s College. Vera met, and fell in love with Darryl Hale, Esquire, and they were devoted members of the New Born Church of God and True Holiness in Newington. Vera had an infectious smile, tender heart, and loving spirit, and enjoyed instructing students as a teacher and counselor. She also treasured the time she spent at New Born Church of God and True Holiness as a Sunday school teacher, and in the numerous duties as a Pastor’s wife. In addition to her daughter, Vera is survived by her parents, George and Shelia Crawford of Florida, her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Preston Hale Sr. and Ethel Mae Hale of Arizona, three brothers-in-law, Gary Hale of Texas, Chris Hale and his wife Rochelle of North Carolina, and Preston Hale Jr. and his wife Lena of Texas, three sisters, Donna Johnson and her husband Jerome of Florida, Joan Crawford of New York City, and Kim Holland and her husband Douglas of Florida, three brothers, George Crawford Jr. of New York City, Philip Crawford and his wife Chantelle of Florida, and Kert Crawford and his wife Melissa of Florida, a special friend, Michelle Sessions of Connecticut, and many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins, and the entire New Born Church family. A FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD FRIDAY (JUNE 19, 2015) AT 10AM DIRECTLY AT NEW BORN CHURCH OF GOD AND TRUR HOLINESS, 505 Church Street, Newington. Burial will follow in Maple Cemetery, Berlin. Friends and relatives are invited to call at Porter’s Funeral Home, 111 Chamberlain Highway, Berlin, on Thursday (June 18, 2015) from 6-9pm.

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