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HAVERHILL: Gertrude (Halloran) Bryant, 76, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at Penacook Place, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born in Haverhill on June 18, 1941, daughter of Russell and Catherine (Donovan) Halloran. Gert shared a loving marriage of 41 years with her husband Lee M. Bryant who passed away in 2001.
Gert worked as a Security Guard for Whittier Vo-Tech from 1977-1986 and Haverhill High School from 1986-2003, where she was held in high regard by her peers and students. She also served as a constable for the City of Haverhill. Gert previously worked as a nurse's aid at Lenox Nursing Home in Bradford.
She was totally devoted to her family and her Irish pride. Gert loved her country music, taking rides and had fond memories of family vacations in Deer Isle and Biddeford, ME. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the family and friends who have supported us over the past few years. Our heartfelt thanks to the caring and compassionate staff and friends at Penacook Place.
Her surviving family members include her daughters Theresa Kelleher and husband Mark and Sheila Fraser and husband Gary; granddaughters Meagan Parolisi and husband Tom, Mary Medugno and husband, Nick and Allison Fraser; step-grandchildren Gary, Rodney and Elizabeth Fraser; great-grandchildren Cole and Gavin Medugno, Sierra and Tommy Parolisi; siblings Belle Tilton and husband Cliff, Sheila Perry and husband Bob, Russell "Bud" Halloran and wife Sylvia, John "Jack" Halloran and wife Patti; brother in-law Mac Bryant and wife Joyce; many cherished nieces and nephews; sister of the late Eileen Dewhurst and her husband Benjamin; and sister in-law of the Roy Bryant.
ARRANGEMENTS: Visiting hours will be held on Friday, March 2, in the Driscoll Funeral Home, 309 So. Main Street, Haverhill from 4 to 8 p.m. Services will begin Saturday in the funeral home at 10 a.m. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Sacred Hearts Church, 165 So. Main Street, Bradford at 11:00 AM. Burial in Elmwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Gert's name to the Memory Unit at Penacook Place, 150 Water Street, Haverhill, MA 01832. To share a memory, please visit www.driscollcares.com.
Published on February 28, 2018
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