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Francis J. Whalen

AGE: 77 • Whiting

Francis J. Whalen, 77, of Whiting, passed away February 7, 2014 surrounded by his family. Born in Shenandoah, PA., he lived in Roselle Park for 38 years before moving to Whiting in 2008.

Frank worked in accounting for Phelps Dodge Copper Products in Elizabeth for 45 years prior to retiring in 2001. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and was a lector for the R.C. Church of Assumption in Roselle Park. A gentle, kind, generous man, Frank loved to sing, and was a member of the local choir.

He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Lou Dietrick Whalen, December 15, 2005. Surviving are his companion, Ellen Carr, sons Joseph of Roselle Park, Frank of Pittstown, PA., and Dennis and his partner Tom Loeffel of Montclair, and his daughter, Mary Jean Whalen of Newport Beach CA.

Visitation will be Monday 2-4 and 7-9 PM and Tuesday 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Carmona-Bolen Home For Funerals, 66 Lacey Rd., Whiting, NJ 08759. Mass will follow at 10:45am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton R.C. Church in Whiting. Additional services will be held Wednesday, 9:00 to 11:00 AM at Oravitz Funeral Home in Shenandoah, PA. Burial will follow at the Church of Annunciation Cemetery in Shenandoah, PA. Condolences can be sent to

Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 9, 2014
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