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WILLIAM "BILL" M. WHALEN
AGE: 81 FARMINGDALE
William "Bill" M. Whalen, 81, of Farmingdale, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at home. Bill was born in Port-Au-Peck, Ocean Township, was raised in Howell on the family farm and settled in Farmingdale. He was a foreman for the State of N.J. Dept. of Transportation, Neptune for 43 years, retiring in 1991, but remained a farmer his whole life. Bill was a U.S. Army veteran serving during Korea.
He was predeceased by his wife, Josephine, in 1994; and a brother, John. Bill is survived by two daughters, Angela Perry and her husband, Joseph of Truxton, N.Y., and Gina Bettencourt and her husband, Ron of Toms River; six grandchildren, Josephine Perry, Shaughnessy Perry, Brittany Perry and her husband, Daniel, Rayne Perry, Lucianna Bettencourt and Vincent Bettencourt; and a sister, Ruth Bennett of Freehold Township.
Visiting will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at the Clayton & McGirr Funeral Home, 100 Elton-Adelphia Road (Route 524), Freehold Township. Friends and relatives are invited to attend his funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18 at the funeral home. Interment will follow in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery, Freehold. For those who desire, memorial contributions in Bill's memory may be made to the Food Bank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, 3300 Highway 66, Neptune, NJ 07753 or to Deborah Hospital Foundation, N.J. Region, P.O. Box 820, Browns Mills, NJ 08015-0820. For directions, information or condolence messages to the family, visit www.claytonfuneralhome.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Dec. 16, 2010