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“We will all miss Uncle Jim. I enjoyed my summers at the Whalen house and the good times with the entire family. He was a good Catholic and a good man...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: JIM WALSH - METAIRIE, LA

“Jim Whalen was a great Uncle and a great guy. I will always remember our trips to Ge-Ca-Wa and the holidays we spent together. My condolences to Aunt...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Philip Walsh - Lockport, IL

“Our deepest condolences are extended to the Whalen Family in this time of great loss. ”
3 of 3 | Posted by: Donnellan Funeral Home Staff - IL


James Marcellinus Whalen, 89, passed away peacefully Oct. 12th. Loving husband of Mary Jane, nee McCarron for 60 years. Devoted father of Mark, Deirdre, Tracey (Tom) O'Connor, John T. (Kathleen), Roger (Colette) and Garth Whalen. Fond grandfather of Michael, Alison, Margaret Mary, Daniel, Maeve, and Nell. Dear son of the late James M. and the late Florence Whalen. Brother of Florence "Dorne" (the late John E.) Walsh, Bette (the late Daniel B.) Ryan, and the late Mary Adele Whalen. Beloved uncle of many nieces and nephews. James was a proud Army Veteran, Co-Operator of Opus Dei, and longtime member of Knights of Columbus. He was an alumni of Campion H.S. and University of Notre Dame. Visitation Friday 4-9 P.M. at Donnellan Funeral Home, 10525 S. Western Ave., Chgo. Family and friends will meet Saturday at Sacred Heart Church 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills, 60465 for mass 10 A.M. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Info 773-238-0075. Please sign guest book at www.donnellanfuneralhome.com.

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