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JEREMIAH MICHAEL (JERRY) HALPIN

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  • "RIP Jerry,a lovely man who will be sadly missed by all who..."
    - Noreen & Hughie Milmoe
  • "Rest in Peace Mr. Halpin. We lost an angel and heaven..."
    - Mary CD
  • "Our sincere sympathy to Marie, Patricia and Family, Kevin..."
    - SHEEHY FAMILY
  • "Marie & Family.. on behalf of my own family (the..."
    - Eileen Flannery
  • "RIP Jerry my lovely cousin. I remember the fun times we had..."
    - Sheila Crowe

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Jeremiah Michael Halpin (Jerry) died on Saturday July 20, 2013 in the loving care of Florida Memorial Hospital Hospice. Jerry was born to the Late Patrick and Catherine (nee Foley) Halpin, on September 30, 1937. He grew up in Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland where he received his early education. He also studied at St. Mary's College in Cork, Ireland. Following immigration to the United States, he served 7 years with the New York State Army National Guard. He trained at Fort Dix, New Jersey and became a member of the 'Fighting Irish' 69th, 42nd Rainbow Division. On April 17th, 1964 Jerry proudly joined the New York City Police Department and served at the 42nd Precinct, The Bronx Task Force, and many years at the 20th Precinct in Midtown Manhattan. On October 12, 1963 Jerry married his beloved wife Mary (Marie) McHugh at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Highbridge, Bronx, NY, and they lived mostly in Cold Spring-On-The-Hudson in Putnam County, NY, where they raised their four children. He was an active volunteer with the Philipstown Volunteer Ambulance Corp., and Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, where he served as an usher and on the Activities Committee. He was also a member of The Kevin Barry Irish Club of Poughkeepsie, NY, and the Knights of Columbus in Cold Spring. After his retirement and 46 years in New York, Jerry and Marie moved to Ormond Beach, FL, where he continued his membership with the 3rd degree Knights of Columbus, Father Gill Council #13018 at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, and the 4th degree Knights of Columbus Bishop Grady Council at Prince of Peace Catholic Church. Prior to his illness he volunteered with the 4th degree Knights of Columbus at the Bennet Nursing Home for Military Veterans. He was also a member of the Irish-American Club of Daytona, and the North East Florida, and the 10-13 Club of Retired New York City Police Officers. His death is sadly regretted by his loving wife of 50 years, Marie; Daughter Patricia (Kent) Peterson of Lawrence, Kansas; Sons, Kevin (Michelle) Halpin of Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Kieran Halpin of Yonkers, NY. Jerry was preceded in death by his 19 year old, Daughter Geraldine in 1987. He also leaves behind his beloved Grandchildren, Thomas, Megan, John, Matthew, Marisa, Kyle, Reagan and Austin. Jerry also leaves behind his brother, P.J. (Cathy) Halpin and Sister, Elma (Philip) Thornton both of Dublin, Ireland, and Sister, Nora O'Connor of Killarney County Kerry, Ireland. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Teddy and Donie of Ireland and Sister, Theresa (Bill) Prout of New York. Jerry is Mourned by many Brothers-In-Law and Sisters-In-Law, Nieces and Nephews, Godson, Bill (Karen) Prout of Boston, MA; Sherrie Halpin - Mother of grandchildren, Kyle and Marisa, friends and Neighbors. When God was bestowing loquaciousness, humor and kindness, Jerry was certainly first in line. He had an enviable ability to interact comfortably with people from all walks of life. He also possessed an abundant accumulation of stories and jokes that anyone could relate to their everyday life. Few walked away without a smile after talking to Jerry. Our lives will be less joyful and colorful without him. With our laughter and our tears, and guidance from above we have spent these fruitful years my steadfast friends, my love, so may you always walk in sunshine, and Gods love around you flow, for the happiness you gave us, no one can ever know. "Beannact Dé Lena Anam Uasal" (Gaelic) - "God Bless His Noble Soul". NO FLOWERS PLEASE. Should you wish to donate in Jerry's memory please remember Florida Memorial Hospital Hospice of Ormond Beach. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Brendan the Navigator Catholic Church, 1000 Ocean Shore Blvd (A1A), Ormond Beach, FL on Wednesday July 24, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. A Mass of Resurrection will also be celebrated at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, Fair Street, Cold Spring, in October. Jerry's cremated remains will be buried with his Beloved Daughter Geraldine in Cold Spring Cemetery, Cold Spring, NY. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.lohmanfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond.



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Published in Daytona Beach News-Journal on July 23, 2013
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