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Thomas Henry Whalen

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WHALEN, Thomas Henry Passed away peacefully June 8, 2010 in York Hospital with many family and friends around him. He was born July 22, 1936 in Auburndale, MA son of the late William and Gertrude (O'Toole) Whalen and was a Sacred Heart Newton Center Graduate, Boston College class of 1959 graduate. A U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant in Infantry, Lived in Maynard, MA 35 years and raised 6 children where he began his career at D.E.C. and continued throughout the technology industry achieving many sales awards and accolades. Chair of School Committee, Booster Club member, Youth Hockey Board, as well as St. Bridget's Finance Committee. He lived last 15 plus years in York, ME after summering here since 1969 and worked with the York Chamber of Commerce and current Director of the York Community Food Pantry. He was a recipient of numerous awards including this years Elks Distinguished Citizenship Awards Elks Lodge 2788 and the Paul Harris Fellow Award for the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. He is survived by a sister Gertrude Elizabeth (Betty) McGowan of Clinton, MA, and a brother James Evan Whalen of California. He was predeceased by his brother William of Lincoln, MA. Devoted Husband for over 50 years to Patricia R. Manning his Soulmate, Best friend and eternal partner. Father and Mentor to Thomas Henry Jr., wife Tina and son Ian of Hudson, MA, Christopher Patrick, wife Leanne and daughter Jillian, son Liam of Bolton, MA, Maureen Monsen, husband David and daughters Danielle and Meghan and Great Grandson Colin of York, ME, Brendan James, wife Jessica and sons Aidan and Evan of Barrington, NH, Kevin Manning, wife Melissa and sons Dylan and Ty of Stow, MA, Brian Michael, wife Jessica of Worcester, MA, as well as a few special extended family members and many nieces and nephews. Loving Husband, Proud B.C. Fan and lifetime Irishman! Calling hours for Tom will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 11th in the Lucas & Eaton Funeral Home, 91 Long Sands Rd., YORK, MAINE. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 12th in St. Christopher's Church, 4 Barrell Lane, York, Maine. Burial will be held in the First Parish Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the York Community Food Pantry, P.O. Box 243 York, ME 03909. Visit www.lucaseatonfuneralhome.com
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