2014-06-13 / Obits

Irene Whalen


Irene Whalen (nee Rigsby), a receptionist, died on June 9.

A local resident for 30 years before moving to Florida, Whalen is preceded in death by her husband, Kevin V. Whalen; brother, Gerard Rigsby and James J. Walker II, the father of James, Patricia, Colleen and Julia.

She is survived by her son James J. Walker III; daughters, Patricia Crilley (Arlene Murray), Colleen Walker and Julia Finn (Jerry); grandchildren, Heather, Melissa, Jacqueline, John, Billy, Maegan, Ashley and Jay; greatgrandchildren, Anthony, Reilly, Emma, Liam, Rigsby, Henderson, Jude and Skye and her dogs, Tallulah and Isabella.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Denis S. O’Connor Funeral Home in Rockaway Beach. Visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 13. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on June 14 at St. Thomas More Church in Breezy Point.

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