George M. Halpin (1932-2017)
KEENE, New Hampshire — George M. Halpin, 84, of Keene, NH, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, November 4, 2017, following a period of failing health.
He was born in Fort Kent, Maine, on November 6, 1932, the son of Michael and Evelyn (Paradis) Halpin.
He grew up and attended schools in Fort Kent, ME, and graduated from Fort Kent High School. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Husson College in Bangor, Maine.
Following graduation from college George served honorably with the US Army as a Sergeant First Class from 1953 to 1955.
George was employed as a federal agent with the US Internal Revenue Agency for forty-two years. He was a member of the Parish of the Holy Spirit and was a communicant at St. Bernard’s Church where he also served as an usher for many years. He was an active member and was a volunteer for thirty-two years with the St. Vincent de Paul Society. George was very charitable and gave many hours of his time to our community. He enjoyed being with his family and helping people.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years, Mary J. (Heath) Halpin of Keene; a son, Paul Halpin and his wife Anne of Houston, TX; two daughters, Nancy Halpin of Keene, NH, and Holly Barrett and her husband, David of Sullivan, NH; a sister, Betty Nadeau of Fort Kent, ME; several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents, and a twin sister, Mary Pinette.
A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in St. Bernard’s Church, 185 Main Street, Keene, NH, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. There are no visiting hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 161 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431. The Foley Funeral Home, 49 Court Street, Keene, NH, is assisting the family with these arrangements. To share memories or leave condolences, please go to www.foleyfuneralhome.com.