George Martin Hallarin, better known as Grampy, G-Hal, or Coach Hallarin, passed away on June 28, 2021 after a long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Son of the late George Hallarin and Elsie (Troy) Hallarin, George grew up in Matawan, New Jersey before attending the University of Hartford where he earned both his bachelor’s degree and MBA. George spent the majority of his career at the Hartford Insurance Company before retiring in 2011 to spend more time with his wife Lynn (Scibek) Hallarin, children and (eventually) grandchildren. True to his Jersey roots, George was a lover of Bruce Springsteen and his classic '69 Camaro convertible. His greatest passion (besides family), however, was sports, especially baseball. While watching the Orioles provided him comfort in his later years, it was coaching his kids’ baseball and softball teams that gave him the most joy in his earlier days. George was a constant presence at the South Windsor baseball and softball fields, coaching Little League, All Stars, and later the Connecticut Bombers softball team. In addition to coaching, George also spent time as the South Windsor Coach's Training Manager. George's coaching focus was always making sure the kids had fun and learned valuable life lessons, embodied by his motto of "Play Hard, Play Smart, Play Together."
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After narrowly surviving a significant sports injury at 18, George was grateful to embrace his second chance at life. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, specifically at his in-law’s lake house in New Hampshire and eventually at his own dream lake house in Columbia. He is survived by his loving wife of 41 years Lynn; children Michael Hallarin, Daniel Hallarin and his wife Sarah (Chamberland) Hallarin, and Erin (Hallarin) Kennick and her husband Sean Kennick; sister Mary (Hallarin) Baugher; and his adoring three grandchildren, Marcianna and Kennedy Hallarin and Conor Kennick, who brought him countless smiles in his final years. He is also survived by his "adopted" adult children Kelly Macchia and Sara Fulton, many nieces and nephews, and countless others whose lives he touched.
Visitation services will be held at Burke-Fortin Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 6th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm, located at 76 Prospect Street, Rockville CT, 06066. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those who wish to express sympathy consider making a donation to RBI (mlb.com/rbi), to honor George’s passion for helping kids through sports. For online condolences please visit pietrasfuneralhome.com