John M. “Mike” Whelan, 87, Riverside

John M. “Mike” Whelan, 87, Riverside


John M. “Mike” Whelan, 87, of President Avenue, Riverside, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on October 25, 2013 at the Tockwotton Home.  He was the beloved husband of Linda (Cornish) Whelan.

Mike was a 25 year U.S. Navy Veteran retiring as a Commander.  He was a member of the West Barrington Men’s Club and ASME.  A sports enthusiast he enjoyed football, basketball and golfing.

Besides his wife of 60 years, he is survived by two sons; John J. “Jack” Whelan and his wife Marie of Riverside and Andrew C. Whelan of Windham, Maine, two grandchildren; Kristen L. Whelan and Craig M. Whelan and his faithful dog, “Dinah.”  He was the brother of the late Peg LaFond.

His funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 30, in the W. Raymond Watson Funeral Home, 350 Willett Avenue, Riverside at 11 a.m. Calling hours are Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 5-8 p.m.  Flowers are respectfully omitted.  Contributions in Mike’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association of RI, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, R.I., 02906 would be deeply appreciated.