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Mrs. Elizabeth M. (Doherty) Whelan

Mrs. Elizabeth M. (Doherty) Whelan
  • November 27, 1930 - October 8, 2016
  • Stoneham, Massachusetts

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“I will always have very fond memories of Betty. Both as I was going through school in Stoneham, and later in college and graduate school, Betty was...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Dale Marie Merrill - FL - Friend

“You have left a wonderful legacy behind , Betty. You will be truly missed. ]Rest in Peace ”
2 of 15 | Posted by: Shirley Murphy - Stoneham, MA

“Betty was a wonderful woman. She helped many of us with our assignments at the library. She was also active at Saint Patrick's. Betty will always be...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Bill Leccese - Wilmington, MA

“Our family sends our deepest sympathy to everyone ,with the passing of your Mom .we each have memories of her cheerfulness and kindness to everyone...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: dorothy corkum

“Few are lucky enough to walk to this earth and live their lives with an overwhelming spirit of love and kindness surrounding them. Betty was this...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Cindy Amoruso - Orlando, FL

“I have many wonderful memories of having been Betty's neighbor on Emerald Ct., growing up. I've known her since I was probably six or seven and will...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Liz Vatcher - Reading

“To Dan and family,When I think of Betty I just think of her wonderful smile and warm heart.She had a personality that lit up the room where ever she...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Donna Weiss - Stoneham, MA

“Janet and family, It was a honor to spend Betty's last days with her. Such a kind and gentle soul. May she rest in peace with that amazing smile ...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy Garrity - Woburn, MA

“Words can not take away the pain; touch can not take away the hurt. I have known and admired Betty for so many years. You must only feel that" God's...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Robert Grant - Scottsdale, AZ

“Aunt Betty was understanding and kind during my mothers long and difficult illness. She sent cards, gifts and visited mother with Uncle Dan on many...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: maureen mccarthy - Family

“I so remember Betty when she had her book club here at the Stoneham Senior Center. Always had a smile and a very pleasant person. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Sandra Kirby - Wakefield, MA

“Betty was a wonderful part of my life growing up in Stoneham. The Whelans were my second family. Betty always had a smile and a kind word to say. It...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Auntie Betty was truly God's angel on earth. Her smile and laughter will remain in memories forever. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Dan and family,My deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of Betty. She was a wonderful woman and gracious lady and Stoneham...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Stephen Rotondi - Stoneham, MA

“Your mom has always had and will continue to have a special place in my heart. All I have are positive memories of the wonderful times we have had...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Meg Porter - Brussels

Elizabeth Marie (Doherty) "Betty" Whelan of Stoneham passed away on Saturday, October 8, 2016 at Lahey Clinic Medical Center. She was 85 years of age.

Born on November 27,1930 in Boston, Betty was the loving daughter of the late Cornelius Doherty and Mary (McFarland) Doherty. Betty was a warm and caring daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Betty was a dedicated librarian for the Town of Stoneham for many years. She always greeted people with a kind and warm smile.

Betty was the beloved wife of Daniel Whelan. She was the devoted mother of Mary Whelan, Daniel Whelan and his wife Janice, James Whelan and his wife Lori, Janet Whelan, Diane Whelan and the late Nancy Whelan. The cherished grandmother of Ashley, Ryan, Kyle, James, Julia and Dylan, Betty was the loving great grandmother of Jackson and Rilee. She was the dear sister of the late Joseph, William and Cornelius Doherty and was also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM Monday, October 17th at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Betty's Eternal Life in St. Patrick Church, 71 Central St. Stoneham at 10am. Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with the Family on Sunday, October 16th from 2-6pm in the Funeral Home. Parking attendants and elevator are available.

Please honor Betty by making donations in her memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main St. (RT 28) STONEHAM. For additional information please visit