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June M. WhalenWHALEN

June M. Whalen, 94, of Chicago. Passed away on April 16. 2017 at Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago after a brief illness. A life-long resident of the Norwood Park area of Chicago, she attended Resurrection High School, the Goodman Theatre School of the Art Institute and DePaul University. After completing college, she worked for a time at WGN radio. She married the late Edward A. Whalen in September, 1946. A lifelong member of Immaculate Conception Parish, she was active in many parish organizations including the Altar and Rosary Society and the Seniors Club as well as many card clubs. She was also active in the Resurrection Hospital Auxiliary. A natural actress, she enjoyed performing in community theatre. She and Ed participated in many Park Ridge Players performances. The consummate homemaker, she was devoted to her parents, husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Daughter of the late John M. and Marie B. Rose, nee May. Sister of the late John M., Jr. (the late Lorraine) Rose. Ed and June had four children, Edward (the late Cindy), Marie (the late Glenn) Tatara, John and Nancy (Joe) Whalen. She is also survived by her nieces, Linda (Dan) Rose, Sharon (Pat) Hann and nephew, Rick (Dee) Rose and their children. Proud grandmother of Brett, Todd, Paul and the late Melissa Tatara, Sean, Theresa and Ed Whalen. Cherished great grandmother of Blake, Edward, Chloe, Lyla, Maureen and Taylor. Visitation Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 3:00 until 9:00 PM at the M.J. Suerth Funeral Home, 6754 N. Northwest Highway, Chicago. Funeral Wednesday, 9:30 AM prayers at the funeral home to Immaculate Conception Church, 7211 W. Talcott (at Harlem), Chicago for Mass at 10:00 AM. Memorials appreciated to Immaculate Conception Church or Resurrection College Prep High School, 7500 W. Talcott, Chicago, IL 60631. Interment All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL. For further information 877-631-1240 or www.suerth.com.