Scott R. Whalen, age 45, a longtime resident of Chelmsford, formerly of Hopkinton, devoted father, husband, and son, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2012 at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was the beloved husband of Lynn (Walker) Whalen to whom he has been married for 18 years, and loving father of Kylie, Lilie, and Caroline Whalen. He was born in Framingham on July 29, 1966, and was the son of Richard G. Whalen of Natick and Linda Lee (Berry) Soby of Dennis. Scott was raised and educated in Hopkinton and was a 1984 graduate of Hopkinton Junior-Senior High School. He earned his Bachelor Degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1988. For the last 12 years has been employed as Vice President of Advertising for the Boston Herald newspaper. Scott was an avid sports enthusiast, although his greatest joy in life was being a Dad to his three loving daughters. Scott enjoyed coaching his girls on their sports teams and spending summer vacations on Martha's Vineyard with his family. In addition to his loving wife, daughters, and parents, Scott is survived his step-mother, Mary Burke Whalen of Natick; his step-father, John Soby of Dennis; his step-sister Geralyn Rodrigues and her husband Taylor of Newport, RI, mother-in-law and father-in-law George and May Walker of Billerica, and brother-in-law Patrick Walker and his wife Carmen of Huntingtown, MD. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 3 to 8 PM at the BLAKE FUNERAL HOME, 24 Worthen St., CHELMSFORD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 11 o'clock at St. Irene Parish, 181 East Street, Carlisle. PLEASE MEET AT CHURCH. Interment in Pine Ridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Scott's name to the Whalen Girls Family Trust c/o Bank of America, 2 Summer St., Chelmsford, MA 01824. Funeral Director Paul A. Hardy, Jr. For online condolences visit BLAKEFUNERALHOME.COM.
Published in MetroWest Daily News on May 6, 2012