Leo J. Halpin

December 3, 1924December 20, 2012

Halpin, Leo J., 88, of Norwood, Thurs., Dec. 20, suddenly at home. Born Dec. 3, 1924, in Brighton, the son of the late John Halpin and Anna (McCarthy), he was the beloved husband of 62 years, of C. Ruth (Kelly) of Norwood, loving father of Nancy and her husband Dr. Peter Lydon of Norfolk and Michael Halpin of Norwood, cherished grandfather of Elizabeth, Christine, Michael, Patrick, Shannon and the late Caitlin Lydon, and the devoted brother of Hope Kearney of Norwood and the late Virginia Pederson, William, John and Anne Halpin, and the uncle of several nieces and nephews. He served as veteran of the U.S. Navy during World War II and worked as an accountant for many years at the MBTA in Boston. Funeral Services will be held on Mon., Dec. 24, at 8 AM from the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., (Rt. 1A) NORWOOD, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 AM at St. Denis Church, 157 Washington St., Westwood. Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Norwood. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Sun., Dec. 23, from 3-5 PM. Memorial contributions may be made in Leo’s memory to the Office of Advancement, Ursuline Academy, 85 Lowder St., Dedham, MA 02026. For more information, or to leave online condolences, please visit Gillooly Funeral Home Norwood 781-762-0174


  • Visitation Sunday, December 23, 2012
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 24, 2012

Leo J. Halpin

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John & Kathy Dwyer

August 11, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of Leo's passing. I called a few times to talk with Leo, but we did not connect. I worked with Him at the T and had so many great and funny times with him. We had lunch many times and he was always such a positive influence on me.

We were away and I just now found out about his passing. As someone said before, Heaven has gained a great presence.

Our deepest sympathy,

Kathy and John Dwyer

Brian Mohan

December 26, 2012

So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family.

The Mohans

Kathy (Cawley) Mitchell

December 24, 2012

I remember Mr. Halpin as a great neighbor who always had a smile and a sense of humor. I'm very sorry for your loss.

Michael Curran

December 23, 2012

We will all miss Leo. He was always a gentleman, and we are all the better for having known him.

Lynne, Terri, Giselle, Kathy, Donna, and Dr. Curran

Ann (Lyons) Harvis

December 23, 2012

Dear Ruth, Nancy, and Michael, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Leo. I have so many fond memories of coming to your house with my parents and grandparents. Leo had the warmest smile and was so energetic whenever my sister and I came over. He was a sweet, loving, warm man. Heaven has just gained a wonderful angel. God Bless

Jay Lyons

December 22, 2012

Ruth and Family Leo will be missed .You are in our thoughts and prayers .
Jay = Westwood Ma
Ann = Virgina
Ellen = Virgina

Nancy Muse

December 22, 2012

Thanks for all the calls from "Santa" I still believe because of Uncle Leo.

Peace be with all of you.

Ken and Nancy Muse

December 22, 2012

So sorry to hear of your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Lots of love from the Sulmonte family.

December 21, 2012


So sorry for your loss I remember growing up in the neighborhood what a nice guy your dad was. May he rest in peace,

Judi Breen Gold

Kathryn Staffiere

December 21, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you all...He was a wonderful and funny man. I will never forget him..