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George C. Hallisey, Jr.

December 6, 1941 ~ December 10, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old
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George Hallisey, Jr. Obituary

George Hallisey of Tewksbury, passed away December 10, 2023  surrounded by his loving family at the age of 82.

George was born on December 6, 1941 in Jamaica Plain. He was the son of Genevieve and George Hallisey and the brother of 4 sisters and 1 brother who pre-deceased him.

George grew up in Jamaica Plain and attended the Roxbury Latin School and graduated Boston College Highschool and Stonehill College. His professional career was a business owner, owning multiple carpet stores across New England . George  had a passion for horses and went on to have a hobby/business of owning and raising thoroughbred race horses at  his farm in Ocala, FL and his stable (named after his 3 kids) here in MA. George absolutely loved music and created a band that went on to be one of the hottest bands in his 20s, travelling across the country performing at colleges, being highlighted on national tv shows and opening for famous performers and bands at various venues across the country including Las Vegas.

After retiring, George spent his time with his beloved wife Geraldine (Jerri) or as he affectionally called her, “Jeh”, traveling around New England exploring and adventuring, discovering new things and places. He spent many years teaching his children and grandchildren invaluable skills and life lessons. Whether it was teaching his grandchildren about sports or how to look at things a certain way and think positively, he was always available to guide and teach whomever was willing to learn. George loved any get together with great music and conversations and his greatest joy was in being with his family and laughing and always showing them how much they were loved.

George will forever be missed by his adoring wife Geraldine of 60 years, his 3 children; Jodi Fina and her husband Michael, Andrea Kohalmi and her husband Robert and Neal Hallisey and his wife Pam and his amazing grandchildren whom he loved more than life itself.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for George, at Saint Michael Church, 196 Main St. North Andover,  on Friday,  Dec. 22nd, at 11:30am.  Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend.  Please go directly to the church.

Family and friends are invited to visiting hours at the Cota Funeral Home, 335 Park St., (corner of Park St. and Rte. 28) NORTH READING, at Reading line on Thursday, December 21st from 4-7pm.

Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in George’s name to Alzheimer’s Association  www.alz.org                     

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
December 21, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cota Funeral Home
335 Park Street
N. Reading, MA 01864

Funeral Mass
Friday
December 22, 2023

11:30 AM
St. Michael's Church
196 Main St.
North Andover, MA 01845

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