David J. Whelan

August 2, 1953 ~ October 14, 2019 (age 66)

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David J. Whelan of Pleasant St., Winthrop passed away at the Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston on October 14, 2019. He was 66 years old. Born in Medford he was the beloved son of the late Vera (Groves) and John B. Whelan. A resident of Winthrop for over 25 years he was employed as a maintenance mechanic for the United States Postal Service. 

He was the devoted husband of Elizabeth Prendable Whelan (Pirroni) and the loving father of David J. Whelan, Jr. of South Carolina, Jason Whelan and his wife Adrienne of North Andover, Jamie Whelan of Malden, Michelle Harkins and her husband Patrick of Winthrop, Danielle Prendable of South Carolina and Nicole Smith and her husband James of Winthrop. Dear brother of George Wedge of Tewksbury and Doug Whelan of South Carolina. Cherished grandfather of Megan, Grace, Callie, PJ, JJ, Keegan and Cameron.

Family and friends are cordially invited to attend the visitation from the funeral home on Friday, October 18, 2019 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Committal will be private.

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October 18, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home
147 Winthrop Street
Winthrop, MA 02152

Funeral Service
October 19, 2019

1:00 PM
Ernest P. Caggiano & Son Funeral Home
147 Winthrop Street
Winthrop, MA 02152

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