More than $31,500 has been raised for the family of Brian T. Halloran,, 19, a Pleasantville High School graduate, honor student and state football star who died unexpectedly on Jan. 23.
A GoFundMe account was created here to help the family's expenses, and additional proceeds will go to a new BTH fund named after him, which also stands for Break the Hold against mental illness.
Brian leaves behind his parents, Jolina (Bruno) and Brian Halloran, his brothers Brendan and Jack, and dog Bella.
Brian was a freshman on scholarship at the University of South Carolina - Darla Moore School of Business, making the Dean’s List in his first semester.
Brian was beloved by the Pleasantville community as kind, loyal, and a giant hugger whose smile and great sense of humor could light up a room.
A member of the National Honor Society at PHS, Brian was always open to helping teachers and other kids. He enjoyed music, animals and joking with the “Usual Suspects” and “Skid Row.” He especially loved football, reaching the state Semi-Finals in 2016. Friends reminisce about Brian’s big heart, respectful ways, sparkling eyes, big hugs and silly pranks.
In addition to his immediate family, Brian leaves a large and loving family. On the Bruno side: his grandparents Rebecca and John Bruno, Aunt Sheryl and Uncle Rolf and Cousin Jessica Ritter; Uncle John and Cousins Ryan and Cole Bruno. On the Halloran side: Uncle Kevin and Aunts Christine, Ellen, Rose and Sally, and his Cousins Deirdre and Kelsey Halloran; the Larkin Family of Great Uncle and Aunt Pete and Dottie, and Cousins Chris, Joanne (Amorese) and Donna (O’Brien); Great Uncle and Aunt Wayne and Fran Halloran, and Cousins Robert, Michael, Keith, Justin and Ava.
Funeral services were held at Holy Innocents Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Break the Hold – BTH Fund. Please make checks payable to: PHS Youth to Youth Club (on memo line write “c/o BTH Fund”) Send checks to: PHS Youth to Youth Club, 60 Romer Ave., Pleasantville, NY 10570.
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