Hunter Hallstrom Obituary, Death Cause – On September 18, 2011, our hearts were heavy as we bid farewell to Hunter G. Hallstrom, a beloved son, father, brother, and friend. Hunter, aged 49, passed away at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House, concluding a courageous battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. His journey was marked by resilience, hope, and a deep love for life. Born in Portland on May 24, 1962, Hunter was the son of Joseph N. Hallstrom, Sr. and Beverly B. (Woodman) Hallstrom. He spent his formative years in South Portland and proudly graduated from South Portland High School. Hunter’s initial calling was carpentry, and he practiced his trade for many years, leaving behind a legacy of meticulous workmanship and a strong sense of teamwork.
However, Hunter was not one to shy away from adventure, and he embarked on a new chapter with Gabriel Electronics, traversing the length and breadth of the United States. Just before his retirement in July of 2007, necessitated by a stem cell transplant, he contributed his skills to McBrady Roofing. Throughout his career, he approached every task with pride and dedication. Hunter was a true outdoorsman, finding solace and joy in hunting, fishing, boating, and camping. These passions were instilled in him by his father, Joseph, during his childhood, and he cherished the moments spent teaching his own son, Jacob, these cherished traditions and more. Football and NASCAR also held a special place in his heart.
Hunter’s joy stemmed from life’s small pleasures—time with his son, visits with friends and family, and his deep connection with nature. He found serenity by Roger’s Pond in Kennebunk, where he often sat quietly, basking in the warmth of the sun while reading the paper. Hunter was preceded in death by his mother, Beverly Hallstrom, and his brother, Joseph N. Hallstrom, Jr., in 2007. He is survived by his beloved son, Jacob N. Hallstrom, and his father, Joseph N. Hallstrom, Sr., of Arundel. Hunter’s family circle also includes his sister, Susan M. Paquette, and her husband, Daniel Raposa, of York, as well as several cherished nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, grand nieces, grand nephews, and countless friends.