Robert J. Halloran – Salem, NH
Robert J. Halloran age 72 and former longtime resident of Salem, NH died June 25, 2020 at Meadow View Nursing Home in North Reading, Massachusetts after a long battle with dementia. He is predeceased by his parents John Halloran and Beatrice (Myers) Halloran of Lawrence and his sisters Geraldine Casey and Lee Hackney as well as his brother Francis Halloran all of Lawrence. He leaves behind his sisters Ann Marie Halloran of Salem, NH, Patricia Nevins of Danvers, MA and Claire Hoffman of Sandown, NH and brother William Halloran of Windham, NH. He also survived by his wife Rose (BelleIsle) Halloran of Derry, NH and his four children and six grandchildren. Amy and Marc Escott and their children John and Violet of Derry, NH. John Halloran and Kimberly Mills and their children Mckenzie and Mykala of Derry, NH. Elizabeth and Jason Roope of Arundel, Maine. Paul and Elizabeth Halloran and their children Jacob and Jack of Plaistow, NH.
Robert, better known as “Bob”, graduated from Lawrence High School in 1966 and studied at Lowell Tech. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War. He fondly talked of his times traveling in the military and loved to recall when he was stationed in Hawaii. For most of his working life he was known as a “Telephone Man,” working for AT&T and Nortel and other telecommunications companies. Eventually the commute became too much and he began working at Greystone Farms in Salem, NH then at Salem High School where he was able to be close to his wife Rose who worked at The Boys and Girls Club across the street. They often had their breaks and lunches together.
For many years he attended Sacred Heart Church in Lawrence and was part of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. After moving to Salem, NH he attended Mary Queen of Peace Church. He was an avid coin and stamp collector. He loved sports especially baseball and basketball. He started the girls young Blue Devils basketball program in Salem. For many years he walked the route of the Boston Marathon to raise money for cancer research through Dana Faber. He was also a part of the Salem Community Care Givers where he would donate his time to drive community members to appointments. He loved his wife, children and extended family very much and will be greatly missed.
At the request of Bob’s family funeral services are private. Burial with U.S. Navy Honors will take place in Pine Grove Cemetery in Salem. In-Lieu of flowers please make a donation to the Dana- Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284 or via www.dana-farber.org/gift. Goundrey & Dewhirst Funeral Home, 42 Main Street, Salem, NH 03079 is entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit www.goundreydewhirstfuneral to sign the online guest book.
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