Mr. James Michael Whalen

  • Born: July 3, 1942
  • Died: January 22, 2019
  • Location: Bluffton, South Carolina

Doherty Barile Family Funeral Home

11 Linden Street
Reading, MA 01867

Tel. 781.944.1589

Tribute & Message From The Family

James Michael Whalen, of Bluffton S.C., formerly of Canton, passed away on Tuesday Jan. 22, 2019. He was 76 years of age.

James was the beloved husband of the late Ann Whalen. He was the loving father to Stephen Whalen and his wife Anna of Washington, Kerry Whalen of Vermont, and Kate DePalma and her husband Jeremy of Reading. He was also a loving grandpa to his three grandchildren. Jim also leaves his sister Louise D'Alleva and her husband John and the late Richard Whalen. Brother in law of John and his wife Ellen, David Driscoll and Carmela Whalen along with many nieces, nephews and friends. A special thank you to the community at the Residence at Pearl St.

Jim was born and raised in South Boston before marrying Ann in 1969. He worked as an electrician at Mass General Hospital and Boston College. He enjoyed his retirement in South Carolina and traveling near and far.

At the request of the family services are private.

Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Stephen, Kerry, Kate and families,
Please accept my condolences on the loss of your Dad/Granddad. I have many good memories of Jimmy, from the first time Ann told us he was The One! Back in 1967, and through the years of visits, how impressed we were with the home they built at Glen Echo, the joy of each new baby, and wishing we were closer so the cousins could enjoy each other growing up.
You are their beautiful legacy.

Posted by Patricia Driscoll - Tigard, OR - Family   July 26, 2019

Dear Stephen, Kerry, Kate and Families,

We are very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We have fond memories of your father, mother and yourselves back at Glen Echo in Canton. Wishing you all the best. God Bless!

Cindy and John McDonough

Posted by John and Cynthia McDonough - Canton, MA - Acquaintance   January 29, 2019


Dear Stephen, Kerry, & Kate,
We have oh so many wonderful memories of your Parents over 40 years. We had so many laughs, good times and adventures. Please know that we care about all of you and are here for you. We are so sorry for your loss and grieve with you at this difficult time. Hold on to all your memories and talk about them especially with their Grandchildren. They were good Parents and Grandparents and truly loved you all.
We love you,
Phil & Sandee

Posted by Phil & Sandee McCarthy - Bluffton, SC - Friend   January 27, 2019

The Residence at Pearl Street will miss Jim and his big grins. He was such a gentleman who will be truly missed. Kerry and Kate you are amazing daughters.

Posted by Stacey Blakeslee - Reading, MA - Family Friend   January 26, 2019