GLOUCESTER - John Matthew Hall, 48, who was totally blind, mute, and mentally challenged passed away on December 31, 2016, after a long battle with pulmonary hypertension. He graduated from the Maryland School for the Blind in 1990. John lived with his parents in Maryland where since 1990, he had worked in a sheltered workshop and in 2007, moved into a residential home managed by the Arc of Prince George's County, who also managed his workplace. John loved visiting frequently for long weekends at his parents' home in Virginia and spending time swinging, taking long walks, swimming and listening to music, especially the Bee Gees. He was always encouraged by family and friends to "Be all he could be" and he did it well. He is survived by his parents, James and Phyllis Hall of Gloucester, VA; a sister, Julia M. Laulis and husband, John; brothers, James M. Hall and wife, Marcela and Joseph M. Hall; nieces, Lindsay, Morgan, Haley, Emilia and Martina; and nephew, Cole. The family would like to thank the Maryland School for the Blind personnel, loving and caring Arc employees, friends and doctors who helped John be all he could be for much longer than was estimated at the time of his diagnosis. A service of Christian Liturgy and celebration of Life officiated by Reverend James Cowles will be held 11:00 a.m. April 22, 2017, at St. Therese Catholic Church, Gloucester. Family, friends and parishioners are encouraged to join the family for a luncheon following the service in the church social hall. Inurnment will be private. In memory of John the family desires contributions be given to the Arc of Prince George's County, 1401 McCormick Drive, Largo, Maryland, 20774. Arrangements under the direction of Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point. Please visit www.hoggfh.com to share condolences and memories with the family.
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