Daniel Bennet “Ben” O’Halloran
AUBURN –- Daniel Bennet “Ben” O’Halloran, 65, died on September 5, 2011 at the Hospice House in Auburn. He was a resident of Center Bridge Road in Turner.
Born in Rumford on June 29, 1946, he was a son of Charles and Louise (Thurlow) O’Halloran. He attended Peru School and was a graduate of Stephens High School Class of 1964.
He retired in 2008 after working 40 years as a NELMA grader at Timberlands later known as Irving Forest Products mill in Dixfield. He was a long time member of the Planning Board in Peru, a member of the Peru Fire Department as captain serving 15 years.
He was a starting founder of the Peru Snowmobile Club serving as board of director and president for several terms. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1248 and the LaParesseux Snowshoe Club for many years. He enjoyed camping on the seacoast and in the Maine woods, going to fairs and festivals. He especially enjoyed spending time at his camp on Concord Pond.
He is survived by his companion of 18 years, Yvonne Robert and grandson, Gabriel of Turner; her children, Derek Brennan of Lisbon and Jamie Brennan of South Paris; his brother, Jon O’Halloran and wife, Kelly of Peru; cousins, Patsy and husband, Clyde Holt of Oxford, Penny and husband, Alan Pray of Mechanic Falls, and many loyal lifetime friends.
He was predeceased by his father, Charles in 1984; and his mother, Louise in 2006.