In Memory of




Obituary for Dennis R. Hallinan

Dennis R. Hallinan, 82, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2022 at his home in Boothbay Harbor
with his loving family by his side. Dennis was born on November 17, 1940 in Brentwood, NH, the son of
the late Richard and Katherine (Alley) Hallinan.
Dennis attended local schools in the Boothbay Region and was a graduate of Boothbay Region High
School, class of 1958. After graduation, Dennis joined the United States Army where he served until
1961. He particularly enjoyed his time in Germany. After his time in the Army, Dennis returned home
and married his high school sweetheart, Mary Delano, in 1962. He began working in the region for Paul
Luke’s shipyard and the Maine Service as a shipping clerk before beginning work with Glenn Rines as a
builder. While working for Glenn, he helped build the Town Hall and Tea Shop on Squirrel Island. The
skills he honed enabled him to go into the construction business for himself in 1970 before retiring in
2005. Dennis would build many houses around the region during his career. He was also recognized by
Better Homes and Gardens for one of his builds, and has the award hanging at the family home. He was
meticulous in his craft and made sure that all of the little details were achieved on whatever project he
was working on. Even though he was “retired’ Dennis still could be found helping out his son making
cabinets or puttering around his shop.
He was a dutiful husband and father and always wanted what was best for his family. He enjoyed
coaching his kids Little League and Babe Ruth teams and then could always be found at their sporting
events through their high school and college years. He had a passion for sports and loved being able to
watch the games over the years.
He was a modest person and never needed any type of recognition. He had a dry sense of humor and a
strong dislike of seafood, he was a true meat and potatoes kind of guy. He always looked forward to
Thursday Nights and the weekly poker game that eventually found its way to his shop after being
housed at various players houses over the years. The camaraderie of the game and the food was
something he always looked forward to. Dennis and Mary enjoyed going out to eat every Saturday with
their neighbors, Dave and Judy Eastwood and Barbara Wilson. He enjoyed reading, especially Louis
L’Amour’s and Ralph Compton’s western books about adventures of Cowboys in the wild, wild, west. He
was an avid animal lover from the ducks he would feed in the pond in his front yard, to the cats he
always spoiled at home, animals always had a special place in his heart.

He was predeceased by his parents, his loving wife of 56 years, Mary Hallinan, and a son, Erin Hallinan
Survivors include his sons Richard Hallinan and his wife, Lisa of Boothbay Harbor, Me
Joel Hallinan of Boothbay Harbor
Daughter Jennifer Hallinan Marceline and her husband Charlie of South Yarmouth, MA
Grandchildren Cory King and his wife Kenyon of Boothbay
Christopher Hallinan and his wife Lizzie of Boothbay
Benjamin Marceline of South Yarmouth, MA
Adam Marceline of South Yarmouth, MA
Kimberley Marceline of South Yarmouth MA
Great Granddaughter Kate Hallinan of Boothbay
Brothers Bill Hallinan and his wife Kathleen of Boothbay Harbor
Bob Hallinan and his wife Debbie of Boothbay Harbor
A memorial Service will be held on Friday December 30, 2022 at 2pm in the afternoon at Hall Funeral
Home of Boothbay 975 Wiscasset Road Boothbay, ME with Lynn Martin officiating. Should friends
desires online condolences can be left for the family by visiting Dennis’s Book of Memories page at
In lieu of flowers, a donation to the local animal shelter in his name can be made