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Rosemary Hallman

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Rosemary C. (Dougherty) Hallman, 85, of Collegeville, formerly of Willow Run in Limerick, died at Parkhouse Providence Pointe on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. Mrs. Hallman was born Aug. 23, 1925 in Luzerne County, the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Murphy) Dougherty.

Mrs. Hallman graduated from St. Mary's High School in Plymouth, Pa. For many years, she did clerical work for Burlington Industries in Valley Forge. She had been a Girl Scout leader and a volunteer at Parkhouse Providence Pointe and attended St. Eleanor Catholic Church. When she lived at Willow Run, she enjoyed going to bingo. She also liked to do crafts, shopping and going to the beach. She was very involved in her grandchildren's lives and was "mom-mom" to them and to their friends.

Mrs. Hallman was the widow of Eugene G. Hallman. She is survived by their children, Eugene H. Hallman, husband of Sharon, of Westford, Vt. And Catherine Grosshanten, wife of Gary, of Collegeville. She was the grandmother of the late Gary Grosshanten Jr., April Fish (Steven), Eric Hallman, Samuel Grosshanten and Benjamin Hallman. Also surviving are her great-grandchildren, Logan and Allie Fish, and her sister, Phyllis Sacks of Florida. She was preceded in death by her brother, Joseph Dougherty.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral mass at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Eleanor Catholic Church, Sixth Avenue and Locust Street, Collegeville. A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Ruggiero Funeral Home, 224 W. Main St., Trappe. Internment will be in Limerick Garden of Memories.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Gary Grosshanten Jr. Golf Scholarship Fund, Perkiomen Valley High School, 509 Gravel Pike, Graterford, PA 19426.

Condolences may be made at www.ruggierofh.com.
Published in Mercury on Feb. 28, 2011
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