Obituary of Doris S. O'Halloran
Brewer - Doris S. O’Halloran, 79, passed March 29, 2020 after a long farewell pagued by Alzheimer’s disease.
She is survived by her husband, Norman, two children, Brighid Lambert and her husband, Albert, Patrick O’Halloran and his wife, Mandy; grandsons, Jared Lambert and partner Megan Smith, Aiden and Keegan O’Halloran; granddaughters, Kaylin and Avery O’Halloran; great granddaughter, Kailey Smith. She was predeceased by her parents, both of her siblings and a grandson, Jason Lambert.
Throughout her memory decline over the last three years, she was cared for by her husband at home and then spent more than 8 years at Orono Commons. Doris’ family gratefully thanks the staff of Orono Commons, especially Jen Bailey, who showed so much love and compassion to Doris over the years.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Jeff’s Catering, 15 Littlefield Way, Brewer where a light luncheon will be held immediately afterward. For those who wish, please consider a tribute gift to Orono Commons Activities, c/o Gina Barrera, 117 Bennoch Road, Orono, ME 04473 or to the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, 383 US Route 1 Suite 2C, Scarborough, ME 04074.
Written by Doris O’Halloran in February, 2006
I am Doris Stone O’Halloran and I have passed away on March 29, 2020 after 67 years of a good life and about 12 years that were not so good. I was born March 23, 1941 to parents Ruth Crabtree Staone and Robert Martin Stone. I grew up in Portland with my brother Arnold and my sister, Jean Lisbeth Hughes who became my best friend. I had wonderful childhood memories of the camp Dad built on Barker Pond near Hiram, Maine and big family get-togethers held there. I also loved the long adventurous rides from Portland to Dover-Foxcroft to visit with all the Crabtree/Zilinsky relatives. I had many nice experiences as a Brownie and Girl Scout attending Camp Natarswi near Millinocket Maine in the summer. I graduated from Brewer High School and enjoyed my first job after graduating from Husson College as assistant to Paul Clish, Brewer City Clerk. I became the wife of Norman L. O’Halloran in 1962. We raised two children, Brighid Ann and Patrick Charles. I loved being a stay-at-home mom and available to our children and their friends. For years I made many loaves of homemade oatmeal bread which were given to family and friends as Christmas gifts. I loved to knit, always had a good book handy and played the piano. I have fond memories during our children’s growing up years and our dog, Skipper. We are very pleased with the adults that our children have become and the choices they have made particularly our son-in-law, Albert Lambert and daughter-in-law, Mandy Leach O’Halloran. I will be missed by three grandsons, Jared Lambert, Aidan O’Halloran, Keegan O’Halloran and two granddaughters, Kaylin and Avery O’Halloran; two special nieces, Kelley Hughes and Stephanie Atkinson and Family. For over 40 years I enjoyed daily two mile walks on the Wiswell Road in brewer and in the summer, long bike rides by Fields Pond, two miles or so a day and have had a few overnight 100 mile bike treks to Lincoln, Maine. For nearly ten years after the children moved on and had families of their own, I had the opportunity to work in human resources at OHI. It was a great job and I acquired much compassion for people with disabilities. In later years we enjoyed many fun times at Nicatous Lake with the Laing Family and at our camp that Norm built in Amherst, Maine.
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