OBITUARY

Beatrice "Bea" E. (Halpin) Lawless

October 13, 1920July 2, 2019
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A Mass of Christian burial for Beatrice “Bea” E. (Halpin) Lawless, age 98 of Ogdensburg, will be held on Monday July 8, 2019 at 10:00am at St. Mary’s Cathedral with Rev. Joseph Morgan officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Ogdensburg.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday July 7th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm at the Fox & Murray Funeral Home. Visitors are requested to wear NY Yankee attire to show support for Bea’s favorite team! Bea passed away on Tuesday (July 2, 2019) at Claxton Hepburn Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Surviving are her children Robert Halpin of Ogdensburg, Thomas (Marcia) Halpin of Claremont, FL, Martha Halpin of Ogdensburg and Elizabeth “Betty” Halpin of Ogdensburg; 14 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great & great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews & cousins.

Three brothers Clarence, Lawrence & Robert Seguin; two sister’s Marion Dickinson and Margaret Lawless, two grandchildren Christian Halpin and Gary Joseph Thompson, and a great-great-granddaughter Bailey Peck predeceased her.

Bea was born on October 13, 1920 in Ogdensburg NY, a daughter of the late Edward & Margaret Pearl (Smith) Sequin. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in 1939 and later married Robert Halpin on October 30, 1940. He predeceased her on June 12, 1965. She again found love, and was re-married on August 4, 1967 to John “Kenneth” Lawless. He also predeceased her on January 3, 1996.

Bea worked in retail most of her life, to include Loblaws, Great American, Hewlett Jewelers, Jessie Anne Shop, and several years at Carbino’s Jewelers before retiring. She was a life member and active volunteer of the Hepburn Hospital Auxiliary and gift shop manager, a member of the Home and School Association, a Catholic Charity Volunteer, and member of the St. Mary’s Alter & Rosary Society.

She enjoyed singing & dancing, trips to Florida, reading, crossword puzzles and being around family. Bea was also a close friend to the Ogdensburg area clergy members and a devout NY Yankee fan. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Cathedral, 415 Hamilton Street, Ogdensburg, NY. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared on www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

Services

  • Calling Hours Sunday, July 7, 2019
  • A Mass of Christian Burial Monday, July 8, 2019

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Dorene Shattuck

July 11, 2019

Kathy and family,
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

NANCY & NELSON CARPENTER

July 9, 2019

THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL OF YOU.. BEA WAS A WONDERFUL LADY.

Daryl Halpin Marang

July 8, 2019

Aunt Bea, I’m sorry I was unable to meet you in person, but life took me down another path. What a wonderful life you had and I’m sorry I missed out. You were loved by your family and I know you loved the Yankees. Prayers for the family in this time of need.

Janice Bouchard

July 7, 2019


Our sincere sympathy goes out to the Halpin and Thompson
family. Bea was one of our favorite people. She worked at
Loblaws way back when Don did. He loved to tease her and
she gave it right back to him. She was such a lovely person.
Always a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed.
Our prayers are with you all.

Don and Jan Bouchard

Jim & Kate Amo

July 7, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Bea’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. What a legacy of love she left behind. ❤️

Lisa Sargent

July 7, 2019

Martha and family,
We wanted to extend our deepest sympathy for your loss...what an amazing lady. May you share many wonderful memories and find peace. Lisa and Scott Sargent

Penny Sharrow

July 6, 2019

To the entire Halpin and Thompson Families -

Our deepest condolences and prayers for all. Bea was a lovely lady and always classy. Cherish your memories and she will always be tucked in your hearts.

Sincerely

Penny and Phil Sharrow

Stephanie Frisina

July 5, 2019

To have lived a fullfilling life, is a blessing ❤️ enjoyed waiting on her 🙂 always wonderfully dressed. May God bless you and your family at this time 🙏🤘

Jason Jones

July 5, 2019

I absolutely adored my favorite "Blue Hair" throughout my life at St. Mary's Cathedral... So sorry to hear of her passing but what a long and wonderful life lived. My heartfelt condolences and prayers to her entire family.

Theo Garneau

July 5, 2019

Dear Tom, Bob, Martha, Betty,
My sincere condolences to you all on the loss of your mother. Bea was a wonderful woman and a role model to all of us who were lucky enough to know her. May she rest in peace.

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