NAUGATUCK — Margaret A. (Anderson) Hallman, 72, the wife of Jesse Hallman, died peacefully on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Glendale Center surrounded by her loving family.
Margaret was born on May 14, 1944 in Waterbury, a daughter of the late George T. and Margaret (Lannon) Anderson, and had lived in Naugatuck most of her life.
No matter how you knew Margaret, whether she was family, a friend, a co-worker, or a patient, one thing was for sure, she left a lasting impression with her sarcasm, quick wit, and feisty personality. However, those who knew her were not fooled by that tough, fiery exterior because at the very same time she was the most caring, compassionate, loving woman you would ever cross paths with. If she wasn’t baking with her grandchildren, sitting at the campfire or giving advice over a cup of tea, she was helping plan a big picnic or BBQ and inviting the masses. Margaret really loved to spend time with her family and close friends whenever possible.
Margaret is survived by her son, James R. Doty, Jr., and his wife, Michelle Doty; her daughter, Louise Murray; her four brothers, Jim Anderson and his wife, Libby, of Rockmart, Ga., Ray Anderson, Sr. and his wife, Betty, of Watertown, Tom Anderson and his wife, Kathy, of Broadway, N.C., George Anderson, Jr. and his wife, Ann, of Dixon, Mo.; two sisters, Marie Nardello of Cape Haze, Fla., and Virginia Baukus and her husband, Stanley, of Yarmouthport, Mass.; her grandchildren, Jennifer Spencer and her husband, Robert Spencer, Jr. and their children, Kai Spencer and Karissa Spencer, with whom she lived; David Doty, Jason Doty, John Doty and James Mathes; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her parents, Margaret was predeceased by her daughter, Joyce Doty; her grandson, Juston Doty and her sister, Carol J. Derwin.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 6 p.m. at the Buckmiller Thurston Mengacci Funeral Home, 82 Fairview Ave., Naugatuck. Calling hours are Wednesday from to 6 p.m. and burial will be private.
To honor Margaret’s memory, contributions may be made to the Naugatuck Y.M.C.A. Campership Fund, 284 Church Street, Naugatuck, CT 06770.
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