John M. Whalen
John M. Whalen
  • March 15, 1946 - August 12, 2017
  • Auburn, Maine

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AUBURN: John M. Whalen, 71, of Auburn died peacefully at his home on Saturday August 12, 2017. He was born in Newton, MA on March 15, 1946 a son of the late Maurice and Kathryn (Keefe) Whalen. John was educated at Boston College, Georgetown University and University of Maine where he received a Juris Doctorate. John first practiced law with the Judge Advocate General Corp of the United States Army. He was honorably discharged from the JAG Corp at the rank of captain then practiced for many years until his death in Auburn, Maine. His passions included playing drums, running, hiking, reading. He will be remembered most for his community service and unwavering kindness. John was a member of the Maine Bar, The Board for Music healing, The Cursillo movement, Kairos Prison Ministry, board member at St Catherine of Seana Woman's Residence, Committee of Catholic appeals and the Knights of Columbus. He is survived by his sister Deborah Spendley, brother Chris Whalen, sons Stephen and Sangjin and daughter Kate. He is predeceased by his wife Kathleen who he loved dearly and his brother, Maurice J. Whalen.

Visiting hours will be held at Fortin\Auburn on Sunday August 20, 2017 from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday August 21, 2017 at 11am at Sacred Heart Church in Auburn followed by committal prayers at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Lewiston with Army military honors. Those wishing, in lieu of flowers, may make a charitable contribution in John's memory to Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice 15 Strawberry Ave. Lewiston, ME 04240. Condolences may be shared with John's family at Arrangements are under the care of The Fortin Group \ Plummer & Merrill Funeral Home, Cremation and Monument Services 217 Turner St. Auburn, 783-8545.