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James A. Halloran Jr. 83, of Winchendon, Mass., died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Baldwinville Skilled Nursing &Rehab. Center.
James was born on March 2, 1934, in Cumberland, the son of James A., Sr. and Mary (Hood) Halloran. He graduated from LaSalle High School in Cumberland and earned his degree in chemical engineering from Johns Hopkins University.
James had a varied and extensive work life, starting as an industrial sales engineer at ESSO, serving as a project manager at various companies including Linde, Firewell, Norelco, Gas Inc., Riley Stoker, Polysar, and then retiring as a consultant for Nova.
His hobbies included building and flying RC airplanes, skiing, and woodworking, making toys, intricate animals, and furniture. A resident of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, for 30 years, he served on the town Planning Board for a decade. Possessing a large collection of tools, he could be counted on to help with any sort of home improvement project, and his excellent cooking skills were well appreciated.
He leaves his wife, Lee (Thatcher) Halloran; three sons, James A. Halloran III, of Ayer, Mass., Michael E. Halloran of Southport, N.C., and George A. Sango of Clinton; four daughters, Maryanne Sango Shanley of Hollis, N.H., Katie Sango-Jackson of Natick,Mass., Wendy L. Halloran of Wethersfield, Conn., and Elizabeth Sango Black of Mendon, Mass.; 16 grandchildren, two great-granddaughters, four nieces, and one nephew. He was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Wilson in 2015.
Brandon Funeral Home, 305 Wanoosnoc Road, Fitchburg, Mass., assisted the family.
Published on January 15, 2018
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