McDonald Funeral Home
19 Yale Avenue
Wakefield, MA
WHALLEY, Mary Rae (Keefe) Of Lynnfield. January 5. Wife of the late Edward H. Whalley, Jr. Mother of Edward Whalley of Haverhill, Ellen Eckenrode and husband Jim of Newton, Elizabeth Whalley of Doylestown, PA, and Kenneth Whalley and wife Beth of Topsfield. Sister of Denise Menery, Bonnie Hoffman, and the late Charles Keefe, Charlotte Preston, Virginia Fleming, Margaret Rice, and Joan Cargill. Also survived by her seven grandchildren. Visitation for relatives and friends at the McDonald Funeral Home, 19 Yale Ave., WAKEFIELD on Wednesday from 4-7pm. (Masks are required). Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Maria Goretti Church, 112 Chestnut St., Lynnfield on Thursday at 11:30am. Burial will be private. A celebration of life is planned for the spring. Donations may be made in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Published by Boston Globe from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2022.
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I am so sorry your mother has passed. I remember what a charming,lovely person she always was. We spent time together in Bermuda when our husbands played golf. In fact, the first year my husband ( Dr. Showstack) was on the team they won the top award, even though they were the oldest team. It was so exciting. I also remember your mothers beautiful singing voice. What I joy it was to spend time with her.
Marilyn Showstack
January 15, 2022
With our deepest sympathy from Ave Maria Parish, St. Maria Goretti and Our Lady of the Assumption church
staff, parishioners and the Ministry of Consolation, our throughts and prayers are with your family at this very sad time.
Ministry of Consolation goodwin
January 14, 2022
The WAC Green Team Team
January 10, 2022
My condolences to the Whalley Family.
MaryRae and I spent many beautiful, musical years singing in the choir at St. Maria Goretti Church.
Her friendship will always hold a special place in my heart.

Love & Blessings,
Beverly Merritt
Beverly Merritt
January 10, 2022
Eddie Rita and I send our sincere sympathy and condolences to you and your entire family.. She was a lovely Lady and I'm sure a wonderful Mother and Wife. Sincerely Rita and Ed Collins
Edward Collins
January 10, 2022
Sorry to hear. Best wishes to family. David Casavant
David Casavant
January 10, 2022
To My cousin's Ed, Ellen, Ken, and Liz and their extended families, I wish you peace Please know we all share in the loss of your Mom and our Aunt Mary Rae. As a little girl I used to look at her and think she was the Prettiest Lady I ever saw. She will forever have a place in my heart Her soul was always as beautiful as her stunning looks.
Know that ALL your cousins are with you sharing in your loss.
God Bless you Aunt Mary Rae. May perpetual light shine upon You.
Martha, Paul, & Joseph
Martha Preston
January 10, 2022
Tom and I want to send our condolences to the Whalley family. Mary Rae was the first neighbor to welcome use to the Olde Towne Road neighborhood. We have many happy memories of her, Ed, and the family.
Tom and Jean Cintolo
January 9, 2022
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