In Branford July 1, 2005, William R. Whelan died after a brave battle with cancer. He was the husband of Marilyn Beauton Whelan.
He is survived by his children, William R. Whelan, JR of San Francisco, Susan Temple of Naugatuck, Mark Whelan of Old Lyme, Douglas Whelan of Webster, NY and Monica Dornfeld of Branford; brother Leo J. Whelan of Venice, FL; sister Lois Judge of Norwood, MA; and grandchildren Michelle, Patrick, Douglas, JR, and Kelsey Whelan and Nathaniel and John Dornfeld. He was predeceased by his sister Mary Elizabeth Whelan.
He was born December 30, 1927 in New Haven, son of the late Leo J. and Marie Rodgers Whelan. He was a retired design analyst for Sikorsky’s and Pratt & Whitney. He was a communicant of St. Mary Church and a past member of Eldorado Council 10 K of C.
Funeral from the W. S. Clancy Memorial Funeral Home, 504 Main St., Branford Tuesday morning at 8:30 with a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary Church at 9:00. Burial in St. Agnes Cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 4 – 8 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to CT Hospice, 100 Double Beach Rd., Branford or to St. Mary Church, 731 Main St., Branford, 06405.
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