ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Maryanne Halpin, 67 years old, born on October 14, 1951, and passed away on February 22, 2019. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Tracy Canning on February 23, 2021
You had a way of making people feel so special. When I was around you I felt like the funniest and smartest person in the room. You did that for everyone you loved. My Aunt Oots, 111111
Posted by Deb Kelly on February 22, 2021
❤️ Hard to believe it’s been two years. XO
Posted by Kathy Canning on February 22, 2021

Thinking of you Oots. You left a hole we can't fill. Miss you lots.
Posted by George O'Hagan on October 14, 2020
Happy Birthday sweetie. Lobster & weed tonight!
Posted by Kathy Canning on October 14, 2020
Thinking of you today, Oots, and reminiscing over all the happy times. Would love to be together laughing over a glass of wine.
Happy birthday!
Posted by George O'Hagan on February 24, 2020
It's hard to believe a year has passed since we lost Maryanne. I miss her every day and will always cherish the few months we had together. She was truly special, a wonderful woman. Lobster for everyone!
Posted by Tracy Canning on February 23, 2020
Missing you today and every day, Oots. Love you forever.

Lobster tonight, of course. ;)
Posted by George O'Hagan on October 13, 2019
It was one year ago yesterday that Maryanne landed in Seattle. Her plane landed around 11.00pm, and we got home a little before midnight. I had a bottle of champagne and a plate of shrimp chilling, and we sat up and talked and laughed till 5.00AM. We were planning our life together, never thinking that she'd be dead by February. She once told me that she felt no-one was really dead and gone as long as someone mentions their name. Well I speak her name her daily and tell her how much I love her, and how much I miss her. We had only 17 weeks together, under the same roof. I love you, Oots.
Posted by Deb Kelly on March 23, 2019
Good morning, This is the link to Aunt Mary's obituary that Aunt Kathy beautifully wrote:
https://www.rutlandherald.com/obituaries/maryanne-halpin/article_ea1cabc9-e809-56ee-ae72-bced5cc5b5a8.html
Posted by Deb Kelly on March 21, 2019
Hello all, I have so many fun memories... recent and old that i look forward to sharing on here. In the meantime, I just want to let you know that Aunt Mary's obit will be in the Rutland Herald this Saturday. I will post the link here as soon as I see it. Love you all. Deb
Posted by Crista Mathew on March 17, 2019
How wonderful to have this space to remember Oots together! I will post a story this afternoon. Our kids and us have been reminiscing over brunch.
One thing we all agree on is that when Oots was with us our cheeks would hurt from laughing so much. She brought fun and laughter to every situation.
Another thing that stands out is her love for each of was so easy to see. She spoiled us with her attention, affirmation, thoughtful gifts, and always saw and believed the best about her beloveds.
We miss her dearly. ❤️
Posted by Judith Halpin on March 10, 2019
I will always remember Tom's little sister, Oots who loved her family more than anything. She delighted in everything her brothers, sister, nieces, nephews and more recently grand nephews and niece did. Her loyalty was fierce and her family could do no wrong . She was always positive even when she was diagnosed with cancer. What I will remember most about Maryanne is that whenever she was around there was joy and laughter !
She will always be missed, loved and remembered.
Posted by George O'Hagan on March 6, 2019
I'll never forget our time together. Though too too brief, it was filled with love and laughter. I'll always love her.

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Posted by Tracy Canning on February 23, 2021
You had a way of making people feel so special. When I was around you I felt like the funniest and smartest person in the room. You did that for everyone you loved. My Aunt Oots, 111111
Posted by Deb Kelly on February 22, 2021
❤️ Hard to believe it’s been two years. XO
Posted by Kathy Canning on February 22, 2021

Thinking of you Oots. You left a hole we can't fill. Miss you lots.
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Oots

Shared by Maureen Short on October 14, 2019
Today is Oots' birthday ❤and I am holding her in my heart with eternal love. We met at 14 at MSJ, roommates for a year in college and stayed friends for 54 years. I miss her and always will.With so many memories
( especially the laughter) to cherish...Thank you George for the love you shared. Much love  to Maryanne's family she loved so deeply.
Shared by Kathy Canning on October 12, 2019
It’s been hard for me to write a tribute to Maryanne. The younger ones are not supposed to go first. The unfairness of it made anything I wrote sound sorry for myself, maudlin even. She wouldn’t have liked that. It was always supposed to be about the good memories, the happy times, that could be mulled over and savored. It was all about the family stories we would tell, laughing so hard we could hardly finish saying the words. And we had so many of them. Like the time in first grade that Maryanne went to school for the Halloween party, all dressed up as a nun, huge rosary beads hanging from the waist cord, ……a day early! I’m not sure she ever recovered from that one.

A few years ago Maryanne called about something I “had to know about. You’re gonna love this!” It was the Steals & Deals segment on The Today Show. It was on every week and the items were usually high end at amazing discounts and if I didn’t watch morning T.V, I could access it online. She loved to “share the wealth” that way. She was right, of course, It was the type of thing I like and I accessed it a few times before forgetting about it. Then, out of the blue, after all this time, I received an email last week from Steals and Deals.How did that happen?!

So many of my contacts with Maryanne were like that. We talked in short bursts, the short phone call with not very important news that couldn’t wait. It was our main way of keeping in touch as our lives got so busy. Long gone were the hour and a half long phone calls from Mill Valley to Burlington when the kids were babies and Ray was traveling. She was a great conversationalist and a good listener.

I miss you Oots and I always will. Happy Birthday.

A story that Bob Foster shared on FB "you're from Rutland if"

Shared by Deb Kelly on August 5, 2019
George, I loved the above stories and pictures attached. I've been meaning to add this story from Bob Foster for those that didn't see it on Facebook: Bob Foster: Maryanne and I started working for the State of Vermont, Social Welfare department, on December 10, 1973. We attended a two week Department training program in Montpelier. There were very heavy rains at that time and she was petrified we would drown during our commute. She said, "Bob , we are going to drown together and I just met you." I assured her I would not let her drown as her mother and my wife,  Patty Peters Foster were waiting for us to return home. Before Maryanne moved out to be with her dear friend, George OHagan, she called me and we talked for about 20 minutes. The three of us all worked together way back when. She was so excited about getting back together with her soulmate, George! She promised to send me a message on Facebook after she settled in with George but she passed away before she sent me the message. She was one of my all time favorite fellow workers. Rest in peace , Maryanne Halpin !