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Richard Whalen

1939 - 2015 HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. Honorable Richard "Dick" Patrick Whalen 75, passed away suddenly on Sunday Feb. 1, while on vacation in Arizona with his loving wife of forty-eight years Joyce (McCarty) Whalen. She resides on Wilder Avenue in Hoosick Falls. Dick was born on March 22, 1939 in Hoosick Falls, son of Patrick and Marie (McDonough) Whalen. He attended schools in Hoosick Falls and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. Dick maintained a friendship with many local veterans on a weekly basis. He formerly was employed at Zak Incorporated in Troy, N.Y. and retired from Flomatic Valve Company in North Hoosick, N.Y. Dick was currently a Judge for the Town of Hoosick, a position he has held for many years. He was also the Assessor for the Village of Hoosick Falls, member of the Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation Board of Directors and a member of the Kiwanis Club in Hoosick Falls. His hobbies included watching Fox News, golfing, fishing, Saratoga Race Track and delivering donuts to friends around the village. Survivors other than his wife Joyce include their son, Kevin Whalen of Hoosick Falls; sister-in-law, Kay (Jack) Powers; brothers-in-law, John (Irene) McCarty, and Bill (Dayle) McCarty; special life-long friends, Gail and Don Morin; also nieces and nephews, Kelly, Matt, Cindy, Diane, Rosemary, Owen, Taylor, and Travis. Dick is predeceased by a sister-in-law Elaine Henry. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Monday Feb. 9 at 11 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends may call at the MAHAR FUNERAL HOME, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls on Sunday Feb. 8 from 2 5 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to either the Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation or the Town of Hoosick Rescue Squad through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner from Feb. 4 to Feb. 6, 2015
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