Peabody — Mary A. (Paciulan) Hallinan, 52, wife of William M. Hallinan Jr. of Peabody, died on Friday, December 6, 2013, surrounded by her loving family, at the Kaplan Family Hospice House in Danvers.
Mary was born in Salem on January 1, 1961, and was daughter of Margaret (Pelletier) Paciulan and the late Vincent. She was raised in Peabody and graduated from Peabody Veterans Memorial High School in 1979, and has been a lifelong resident of the city.
For the past two years, Mary had been employed as a receptionist at the Ira Collision Center in Danvers. Prior to this she was employed for 28 years at Sears Service Center in Peabody. Above all, Mary was a loving mother who devoted her life to creating a home for her family, and who enjoyed supporting her children with their scholastic studies and sports activities. Camping may not have been Mary’s’ forte, but she still enjoyed traveling with Bill.
In addition to her husband, with whom she shared 28 years of marriage, and her mother of Peabody, Mary is survived by her children, Amy M. Hallinan and her companion, Jason Manni, and Sean M. Hallinan and Erin J. Hallinan, all of Peabody; a brother and his wife, Robert and Pauline Paciulan of Londonderry, N.H.; her father–in-law and mother-in-law, William M. and Mary J. Hallinan of Mulberry, Fla.; her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Gale Hallinan, and Jeannie Hallinan all of Peabody, Arthur and Anne Jean of Katy, Texas, and Anthony and Susan Mineo of Cumming, Ga.; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her wonderful and faithful canine companions, Reese and Chance. Mary was predeceased by her siblings, Patricia Flanagan and Francis Paciulan.
ARRANGEMENTS: Mary’s family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, December 10, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Conway, Cahill-Brodeur Funeral Home, 82 Lynn Street, Peabody. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 11, at 9 a.m., from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial, at 10 a.m., at St. Ann Church, 140 Lynn Street, Peabody. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Peabody. Memorial contributions may be made in Mary’s name to the Northeast Animal Center, 347 Highland Ave., Salem, MA 01970, www.northeastanimalshelter.org, or to the Kaplan Family Hospice House, 78 Liberty St., Danvers, MA 01923. Please visit www.ccbfuneral.com for directions, her obituary and memorial guest book.