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“Rest in Christ Jim. A childhood friend, we had many rascal antics together. Lord bless you and comfort your family. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: John Mavrogeorge - Fort Myers, FL

“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...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Ginger Burns-Bigdeli - FAIRFAX, VA

“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...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Pam and Paul Kilnapp-Guy - Murray, KY

“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...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Maria O'Toole - Quincy, MA

“So sorry to hear about Jim's passing. I watched Jen after school and Jim and John would occasionally drive me home at night ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: ELEANOR (Gorman) Norian - Avon, MA

“Our Condolences to Debbie and Monica. You are in our thoughts and prayers . Audrey and Kenny ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Audrey and Kenny Kampper - RI

“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. ...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Christine Parkinson - Avin, MA

“Jimmy's sense of humor was over the top !! He will be missed !!! ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: lois kilnapp - BRADFORD, NH

“So sorry to hear of Jim's passing, please accept our deepest condolences.Love,Kathy and Phil ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Philip Caruso - Pembroke, MA

“So sorry for your loss, Debbie and Monica and devoted family. Such a kind and caring man. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: Susan Burns - New York, NY

“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 &...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Taylor Morris - Louisville, KY

“Love & Light ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Taylor Morris - Louisville, KY


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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