Services and Funeral details for former Hudson Police Chief

Obituary for John C. Halloran

John C. Halloran, a lifelong resident of Hudson, passed away peacefully on August 24th, 2017, at the Firemen’s Home, with family by his side.

 Born on the 29th of September, 1929, he was the son of the late John and Florence (Carles) Halloran of Hudson, and older brother to the late Lillian Gallo, and the living Joyce Barboza of Hudson. Known to his friends as either Jack or Jake, after graduating from Hudson High School in 1947, he served in the U.S. Air Force as both an active and an inactive member from 1948 until 1955, beginning his lifelong passion for airplanes and automobiles. He also began his service with the Hudson City Police Department during this time, and proudly served his community as he rose through the ranks from Patrolman, to Sergeant, and eventually respected Police Chief, over the 35 year span from 1952 to 1987. 

During his more active years he was a lover of golf, travel, and photography, regularly vacationing with his family in Cape Cod, amongst other places, all the while taking pictures of the sights; and, more importantly, his greatest love of all, his family. He was also a former Boy Scout Troop Leader of Troop 102, and former member of the Knights of Columbus, the Hudson Elks Lodge, the Hudson Moose Club, the Hudson Power Boat Association, the Hudson Fish and Game Club, the Federation of Polish Sportsmen, the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, and The J. W. Edmonds Hose Fire Company. In accordance with his professional duties as City of Hudson Police Chief, he was also a member of the New York State Chiefs of Police Inc., the Northeastern Chiefs of Police, the Police Conference of New York, the Columbia County Police Association, the Retired Police Association, and the Grump Club. Though the number of clubs and associations he was part of prove him to have been a serious and devoted member of his community, his devoted role as the head of the Halloran family, along with his gift of Irish wit and wisdom, are what he will be remembered for most to those who knew him best. 

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday August, 30th, 2017, from 4:00- 7:00, at the Bates and Anderson Funeral Home on Greene St. in Hudson. Memorial services will be held at the funeral home on the morning of the 31st starting at 10:30, followed by a Catholic Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Hudson at 11:00. A Christian burial at the family plot at Cedar Park Cemetery will follow, where he will be laid to eternal rest next to his beloved wife Helen and daughter Nancy. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made in Jake’s name to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research: Donation Processing/ The Michael J. Fox Foundation/ P. O. Box 5014/ Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014, or, in honor of his beloved wife and daughter, the Leukemia Research Foundation: www.allbloodcancers.org/donate.


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