James D. Whalen

  • Born: January 20, 1956
  • Died: September 8, 2020
  • Location: Easton

Kane Funeral Home & Cremation Services

605 Washington St
PO Box 34
Easton, MA 02375

Tel. (508) 238-4269

Tribute & Message From The Family

EASTON----James D. Whalen, 64, a resident of Easton for the past years, passed away suddenly on September 8, 2020 at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Brockton. He was the devoted husband of Deborah Heikkila for 35 years.

Born in Boston, he was raised in Avon and was a graduate of Avon High School and continued his education at Massasoit Community College earning a bachelor's degree.

Jim was employed for twenty five years with State Street Bank in Quincy as a mutual funds account representative. Jim enjoyed playing the daily lottery and most importantly time spent with his family.

In addition to his wife Deborah, he is survived by his daughter, Monica Whalen; two sisters, Dorothy Whalen and Ruth Whalen; The Heikkila, Wessel, Coyle-O'Brien and Ribbe families,a niece, Jennifer Sylvia and was predeceased by a brother John Whalen and his mother Dorothy Whalen.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Graveside Service requiring mask and social distancing on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Furnace Village Cemetery, South Street, Easton.

Jim's family has asked those who knew Jim to leave a memory. For directions or condolences visit www.kanefuneralhome.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rest in Christ Jim. A childhood friend, we had many rascal antics together. Lord bless you and comfort your family.

Posted by John Mavrogeorge - Fort Myers, FL - Friend   September 15, 2020

Jim was always kind and generous. He had a great sense of humor. He always had an entertaining story to share.
Jim was a loving husband, a great father, and a good friend to many.
He will be missed.

Posted by Ginger Burns-Bigdeli - FAIRFAX, VA - Friend   September 15, 2020

Debbie and Monica, I wish I wasn't so far away and unable to make it home now. I'm with you both and the whole family in spirit, stunned, so sad about the loss of Jim and sending lots of love.
I'm glad to have the great memories of Jim, Debbie and Monica as we all tooled around Manhattan together. Jim showed up with his adventurous spirit and ready for fun! These were the very best of times and are cherished.
The photo posted of Jim here is perfect he was one cool Cat!

Posted by Pam and Paul Kilnapp-Guy - Murray, KY - Family   September 12, 2020

I just wanted to express my deepest condolences on behalf of all that worked with Jim at State Street over his long career. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

Posted by Maria O'Toole - Quincy, MA - Coworker   September 12, 2020

So sorry to hear about Jim's passing. I watched Jen after school and Jim and John would occasionally drive me home at night

Posted by ELEANOR (Gorman) Norian - Avon, MA - Family Friend   September 11, 2020

Our Condolences to Debbie and Monica. You are in our thoughts and prayers .
Audrey and Kenny

Posted by Audrey and Kenny Kampper - Warwick, RI - Family   September 11, 2020

Sincere Condolences. I've known the Whalen family all my life. Jimmy Rest In Sweet Peace. I will remember our times at NE Sinai it was so special. Ruth I here for you always.

Posted by Christine Parkinson - Avin, MA - Family Friend   September 11, 2020

Jimmy's sense of humor was over the top !! He will be missed !!!

Posted by lois kilnapp - BRADFORD, NH - Family   September 11, 2020

So sorry to hear of Jim's passing, please accept our deepest condolences.
Kathy and Phil

Posted by Philip Caruso - Pembroke, MA - Family Friend   September 11, 2020

So sorry for your loss, Debbie and Monica and devoted family. Such a kind and caring man.

Posted by Susan Burns - New York, NY - Friend   September 10, 2020

I've became acquainted with Jim thru his wife Deborah.
He was always kind to me & had a very good nature
& personality.
He always asked how I was & gave me his regards even at
the very last moments of his life.
This show what an exceptional human being he was: being
kind & concern to others.
He will always be remember with great fondness & love.
His spirit & memory lives on ...

Posted by Taylor Morris - Louisville, KY - Friend   September 10, 2020


Love & Light

Posted by Taylor Morris - Louisville, KY - Friend   September 10, 2020