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Michael T. Whelan

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Michael Thomas Whelan, age 64, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on June 5, 2013. Michael was born in Ireland and lived in Jamaica Plain. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War was a Eucharistic Minister at St. Kateri Tekawhitha Parish in Plymouth. He worked as a Nurse Epidemiologist for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for many years. Michael graduated from Don Bosco High School, Malden School of Nursing and got his Masters at Leslie College. He was a Life Member of the Plymouth VFW Post 1822, he liked canoeing, reading and spending time with his family. Beloved husband of Rita Whelan of Plymouth. Devoted father of Tara Coughlan of New York, Kerry Whelan of South Boston, and Michael Whelan Jr. of Somerville. Loving son of Patricia Whelan of Navan, Ireland and the late Michael Whelan. He is also survived by his loving sister Mary Shone of West Roxbury and a brother Sean of Navan, Ireland. He was predeceased by his brothers Seamus and Patrick Whelan. In addition he leaves many nieces, nephews and in-laws as well as grandnieces and nephews. Visiting hours will be held at the Richard Davis Funeral Home 373 Court St. (Rte 3A) North Plymouth on Friday, June 7, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Kateri Tekawhitha Parish, Saturday, June 8, at 10 a.m. leaving from the funeral home at 9 a.m. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the . On-line condolences may be made at richarddavisfuneralhome.com.

Published in Old Colony Memorial from June 7 to June 14, 2013
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