Dorothy M. (Hanley) Halloran


North Andover, MA - Dorothy M. (Hanley) Halloran, age 85, passed away June 30, 2019, with her loving family by her side. She was born in Lawrence, Mass., on July 8, 1933, to John and Julia Hanley. She was the wife of William J. Halloran of North Andover.
Dorothy graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's in Nursing and went on to earn her master's in Nursing from Boston University.
She spent her early career working as a nurse at Lawrence General Hospital, Bon Secours Hospital, and the Boston City Hospital. She later helped others reach their dreams of becoming a nurse as an educator at Northern Essex College School of Nursing and at The Baptist School of Nursing in Boston. When she wasn't in the hospital caring for others, you could find her volunteering at the Lazarus House in Lawrence, Mass. When not working she enjoyed spending time with her family at her favorite places, including the beach in Salisbury, Mass., York, Maine, and Florida.
In addition to her husband Bill of 58 years, she is survived by her daughter Traci (Halloran) Mambro and her husband John of Merrimac, Mass., as well as her son William Halloran and his wife Matilda of Amesbury, Mass. She is also survived by her three grandchildren whom she kept very close to her heart, Patrick, Freddie and Michaela Halloran.
She was predeceased by her sister Catherine "Bunny" Kilcoyne; and survived by her other sister Mary Keleher, both of North Andover, Mass.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the caring people at Ashland Farm, Prescott House, and Compassus Hospice, for all their support and kindness.
There will be no calling hours. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tues., July 9, 2019, at 10 a.m. in St Michael's Church at 196 Main St. in North Andover. Family and friends are asked to meet directly at church. Burial will follow at St. Joseph's Cemetery in Amesbury, Mass.
Tribute gifts in her memory may be made to Compasses Hospice at 790 Turnpike Street, Suite 202, North Andover, MA 01845, or to the Alzheimer's Association at To send an online condolence or for more information, please go to
Published on July 8, 2019
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Peg Thibault
Jul 08, 2019
I worked with Dottie at Bon Secours ER in the late 60’s.
She was a wonderful nurse and an ultimate professional. My sincere condolences to her husband and family. She was such a sweet person.
Rick Fortin
Jul 08, 2019

I am truly sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. Please accept my condolences.

With sympathy,
Rick Fortin