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Margaret M. Hallahan


Margaret M. Hallahan, 90 years old, of North Lawrence, N.Y., passed away peacefully Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, surrounded by her family. She had been a patient there since January 30, 2013.

Margaret was born July 2, 1922, in Fort Covington, N.Y., the daughter of the late Edward and Mary O’Brien Black. She was raised in Fort Covington and graduated from Bombay High School in 1940. She was employed at ALCOA during World War II. On December 31, 1947 she was united in marriage to M. Daniel Hallahan by Father Robert Duford at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Fort Covington.

She is survived by her children Mary-Ellen (Charles) Carvel of Canton, Peggy (David) Byrnes of Poughkeepsie, Helen (Philip) Byrnes of Cazenovia, Brien Hallahan of Canton, Thomas Hallahan of Martha’s Vineyard, and Anne Hallahan-Tyo of North Lawrence; 17 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren, with another special boy to arrive in March.

She was predeceased by her husband Daniel on September 2, 2005; son James Daniel; and 7 brothers, Gerald, James, John, Alvin, Thomas, Elbert, and Frederick Black.

Margaret was a charter member of the Samuel F. Sweeney V.F.W. Post in North Lawrence and the North Lawrence Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, as well as a lifetime member of the St. Lawrence Altar and Rosary Society.

Margaret will be remembered for her strong faith and dedication to her family, church and all of those in need. She was well known as an outstanding baker, knitter, quilter, seamstress, and for her beautiful flower gardens. She was very proud of her Irish Heritage and will always be remembered on St. Patrick’s Day for her green bread, very own Blarney Stone, and other shenanigans.

Margaret greatly appreciated the special girls who cared for her in her own home until her final days.

Calling hours will be Monday, February 4 at the Anderson Funeral Home in North Lawrence from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, February 5 at 10 a.m. at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in North Lawrence with the Reverend Garry Giroux officiating. Burial will be in the St. Lawrence Cemetery in the spring.

Donations may be made in Margaret’s memory to the Tri-Town Volunteer Rescue Department.

Arrangements are through the Anderson Funeral Home of North Lawrence, N.Y.

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