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Sally E. Whelan

AGE: 101 • Wilmington

Sally E. Whelan joined her husband Henry in heaven on February 19, 2016.

Sally was the oldest child of John and Ellen McAleer. Her four now deceased brothers were Thomas, John, Joseph, and James.

Sally was raised in Philadelphia before moving to Wilmington in 1964. She flourished with lifelong friendships she kept from second grade at Most Blessed Sacrament to people she met only recently. She enjoyed being active in her church, reading, and travel. For Sally nothing was more dear to her than her faith and the family that she and Henry gave life to. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

Her passing has left a hole in the lives of her four children and their spouses, Eileen Walsh (Peter), Mary Lou Alexo (John), Sally Whelan (Tom Fenwick), and William Whelan (Shirley Ross), as well as her 14 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 am on Wednesday February 24, 2016 at Church of the Holy Child. 2500 Naamans Road, Wilmington, DE where friends and family may visit from 10:00 to 11:00 am. Interment will follow Mass at Saints Peter & Paul Cemetery in Springfield, PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the , Church of the Holy Child, or Mission Helpers of the Sacred Heart.

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Published in The News Journal from Feb. 23 to Feb. 25, 2016
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