Margaret Holt Halpin, 86, of North Haven passed away peacefully on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at Masonicare Health Center, Wallingford with her family by her side.  She was the beloved wife of the late John J. Halpin. Margaret was born in New Haven on November 28, 1928; daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret Hesketh Holt and had worked as a Bank Teller for the former New Haven Savings Bank.  Margaret enjoyed cooking, traveling and was an excellent seamstress.  Loving mother of Linda (James W.) Blakeslee and Cynthia (Andrew) Aldo.  Grandmother of Kristin (Rob) Michanczyk, James J. Blakeslee, Tamara (J.C.) Wells, Dr. Luke (Gia) Aldo, Thomas, Amanda and Jesse Aldo.  Also survived by six great grandchildren.  Predeceased by a sister Edna Stevens.

Her funeral procession will leave the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Avenue, Friday morning at 10:30. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church at 11:00.  Interment will follow in All Saints Cemetery.  The visiting hours will be Thursday (TODAY) from 5 to 8 pm.