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Thomas Halpin, Jr

Thomas "TJ" Halpin passed away unexpectedly at home on November 9th, 2021.

TJ was a lifelong resident of Troy and attended Our Lady of Victory elementary, LaSalle Institute high school, and SUNY at Plattsburgh, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

As a young boy TJ enjoyed the outdoors, frequently playing hockey from dawn to dusk on the frozen ponds of Frear Park.  Hockey stayed a lifelong passion.

He was a gifted musician teaching himself to play the guitar as a teenager and carrying that on into adulthood.

TJ was employed in several local businesses in the sporting goods and swimming pool industries until his retirement in 2019.

When his mom had to move to a nursing home due to ill health, TJ visited her daily bringing treats and insuring that she was well cared for by staff.  His dedication to her comfort was admirable and most appreciated by family and friends.  TJ is survived by two younger brothers: Pat Halpin of White River Junction Vermont, and Jim Halpin of Bow Washington.

A memorial service will be held at a future date to be determined.

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So sorry to hear of Tommy's death. We were shocked to hear he is gone. Please accept our heartfelt condolences especially to Patrick & Jimmy ( and to all your extended families ). Every time we visited Sunset View we'd stop by to chat with Tommy. He wasn't overjoyed to see us but eventually warmed when the topic was about a book he was reading or he might ask how my brother Tim was doing. They used to hang out in 'The Big Tree' on Sunset View in their reading forts. He always offered us a soda or a beer, which Brendan greatly appreciated. Rest in Peace Tommy; our thoughts and prayers are with you & all the family.KC & Brendan DuffyDublin, Ireland

Karin Duffy Nov 14 2021 12:00 AM

I will be forever grateful to TJ for his love and kindness to my dogs, Bourquie and Elvis when he worked at Kemp's Hockey Shop. May he rest in peace.

Patience Gully Nov 14 2021 12:00 AM

We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree

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