March 14, 1939 ~ May 7, 2016
Thomas P. Halloran, 77, of Cheshire, passed away on May 7, 2016. He was the beloved husband and friend of Sandra Glade Halloran for 55 years. Born in New Haven on March 14, 1939 to the late Thomas J. and Lillian Bohan Halloran. Besides his wife, Tom will be remembered by his sons, Thomas and Jeffrey, both of Cheshire, and daughter, Heather (Paul) Sepkowski, of Cheshire. Beloved grandfather to Bradley Thomas & Cayla Halloran and Ashley Sepkowski. Also survived by nieces Michelle Dempsey, Melissa Hick, and Sandra Cartier; nephews Robert, John, and Mark Cartier; sister-in-law, Pamela (John) Ludovico; best friends & buddies, Tom Spivey, Ed Daddio, Dennis Fairbanks, Frank Boneveto, and Bruce Pino. Predeceased by his sister, Rosemary Cartier. Tom was a proud US Marine, having been the mechanic for President Eisenhower's helicopter. During his service he was also a drill instructor, where his son Tom became the mascot. A self-taught singer and drummer, Tom's talents allowed him to fulfill his dream of having his own band for 30 years; first as Third Edition, then Soft Winds, followed by Hold Tight, which he shared with his sons for many years and cherished the memories. For 30 years he was employed by the Regional Water Authority, and as a child he was the pitcher at St. Mary's School. Tom was a strong proud man who did it 'my way.' Funeral from BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden on Thursday, May 12th at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Bridget's Church, Cheshire. Burial with Military Honors in Centerville Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.