Francis P. “Clicko” O’Halloran

September 1, 2008

Francis P. “Clicko” O’Halloran
U.S. Veteran

US Navy

World War II Veteran

FRANCIS P. “CLICKO” O’HALLORAN – in Woburn, September 1st. Beloved husband of Dorothy A. (Grace) O’Halloran. Devoted father of Michael J. O’Halloran, Thomas P. O’Halloran and his wife Patricia, Diane S. Miller, and Karen F. O’Halloran, all of Woburn, and the late Marie A. Melanson. Father-in-law of Edward Melanson of Woburn. Dear brother of John O’Halloran and Mary Gallagher, both of Charlestown, and the late Edward, James, and William. Loving grandfather of Thomas, Jr., Mason, and Catherine O’Halloran, Shannon, Frankie and Joe Miller, and Paul and Nicole O’Halloran, and great-grandfather of Shamus Miller. Funeral from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, September 4th at 8:15 a.m. Funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Calling hours Wednesday 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn. Donations may be made in his memory to the American Parkinson’s Disease Assn., Massachusetts Chapter, 715 Albany Street, Suite C329, Boston, MA 02118.

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OBITUARY:

Francis P. O’Halloran, a longtime Woburn resident, passed away early Monday morning, September 1st, at Winchester Hospital. The beloved husband of Dorothy A. (Grace) O’Halloran for over fifty-seven years, he was eighty-one.

Born in Charlestown, he was the son of the late John and Annie (Connolly) O’Halloran. He graduated from Charlestown High School with the Class of 1945. As a young man he played for the Charlestown Townies as team captain and quarterback. A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Navy during the latter part of World War II aboard the USS Pickaway and the USS Oakland. Following his honorable discharge, he attended Fisher Business College in Boston.

Mr. O’Halloran worked as a longshoreman for over thirty years and was a member of the International Longshoreman’s Association. After working at Commonwealth Pier, East Boston, South Boston, and Charlestown, he retired in 1989.

“Clicko,” as he was affectionately known to family and friends, enjoyed crossword puzzles, playing cards, going to the dog track, and all types of sports. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandson.

Preceding him in death was a daughter, Marie A. Melanson, who died last October, and three brothers, Edward, James, and William.

Surviving along with his wife Dorothy are two sons, Michael J. O’Halloran and Thomas P. O’Halloran and his wife Patricia, and two daughters, Diane S. Miller and Karen F. O’Halloran, all of Woburn. He also leaves his son-in-law, Edward Melanson of Woburn, a brother, John O’Halloran, and a sister, Mary Gallagher, both of Charlestown. He was the loving grandfather of Thomas, Jr., Mason, and Catherine O’Halloran, Shannon, Frankie and Joe Miller, and Paul and Nicole O’Halloran, and great-grandfather of Shamus Miller.

The funeral will be held from the Lynch-Cantillon Funeral Home, 263 Main Street, Woburn, on Thursday, September 4th at 8:15 a.m., followed by a funeral mass in St. Charles Church, 280 Main Street, Woburn, at 9. Interment will follow in Woodbrook Cemetery, Woburn.

Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m.

Donations may be made in his memory to the American Parkinson’s Disease Assn., Massachusetts Chapter, 715 Albany Street, Suite C329, Boston, MA 02118.

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  1. Linda Fennelly:
    Diane, I am so sorry to hear about your father. i just got back from vacation and heard about it. hang in there, your strong and can handle most anything. call me sometime if you feel like talking.

  2. Our hearts and thoughts are with you and the family during this difficult time. May the good memories you shared with Clicko help you smile during the next few days.
    Love, Laura & John

  3. I am so sorry for your Loss at this very difficult time. Your in my prayers & thoughts. Take care, Patty Andersen

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