OBITUARY

James Joseph O'Halloran Jr.

April 24, 1932May 23, 2018
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James Joseph “Jim” O’Halloran Jr., 86, of Clinton; formerly Wilton and Norwalk, beloved husband of the late Lynn Nardello O’Halloran, passed away at home on Wednesday May 23, 2018 after a long illness. Born in Brooklyn, NY on April 24, 1932, he was the son of the late James and Alice Gillespie O’Halloran who emigrated from County Clare and County Sligo to Ellis Island. Jim graduated High School at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Princeton, NJ, earned his Bachelor’s Degree from St John’s University, NYC and served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Uniroyal Rubber in Naugatuck, where he met his wife Lynn of 54 years. In 1972. Jim and Lynn co-founded and operated their advertising agency. Jim had a lifelong love of sea and sports: Coney Island, Jones Beach, Calf Pasture to Clinton, venturing out on his laser boats, kayaks, jet skies and free swimming. His competitive spirit shone through playing tennis, golf and VT skiing and as a lifelong NY Giants and Yankees fan. Most of all, he cherished spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. He is survived by five children; James O’Halloran III, Litchfield, Cathy O’Halloran, Needham, MA, Mark O’Halloran, Norwalk, Kevin O’Halloran, Manhattan and Susan Rockett and her husband Ken of Holliston, MA. Eleven grandchildren; Caitlin, Brandon, Kelly, Logan, Caleb, Daryn, Victoria, Tara, Olivia, Shauna and Cameron and his siblings Ann McCaffrey and Daniel O’Halloran. Besides his wife Jim was predeceased by six brothers and sisters; Marie Rose, Eleanor, Alice “Teacy”, Jack and Vincent and Catherine. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday May 29 from 4-7 p.m. in the Swan Funeral Home, 80 E. Main St Clinton, CT. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday May 30 at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary of Visitation Church, 54 Grove St. Clinton, CT. Burial to follow in St. James Cemetery in Naugatuck. To sign our guest book and online condolences please visit www.swanfh.com

Services

  • Calling Hours Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • Burial Wednesday, May 30, 2018
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James Joseph O'Halloran Jr.

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Josephine Sapia

May 31, 2018

To the O'Halloran Family;

My deepest Sympathy on the passing of your Father.
Rest in Peace Jim

Joanne Sapia

Josephine Sapia

May 29, 2018

To the O'Halloran Family,
My deepest sympathy on the death of your beloved Father.
Rest in Peace, Jim

Joanne Sapia

robert freibert

May 29, 2018

for mark and his siblings.......i never met your father but he was a very handsome man and apparantly good at most everything he did. may his memory buoy you through the loss and god bless your family.....bob freibert

Kim OHalloran

May 28, 2018

Jim was my father-in-law for 26 years. I knew him quite well. He had hard-scrabble beginnings yet educated himself and built a business that did very well. He and Lynn and their children welcomed me into the family. Jim and Lynn were always good hosts and shared their lovely homes in Florida, Vt, and CT, with a good meal and wonderful accommodations. Jim taught me how to ski when the ski teacher he had hired for me failed. He was a very patient teacher. Jim and Lynn were generous grandparents to mine and Mark's 4 daughters, even paying for part of their college tuition. My girls love them both very much. For that I am grateful.

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