WHALEN, Mary Jean (Yankauskas) age 68 of Sharon, formerly of South Boston and Hyde Park, passed away on
December 17 after a courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife of Joseph F. of 43 wonderful years. Loving daughter of Anastasia "Nancy" Yankauskas and the late Jeremiah. Devoted mother of Jennifer Carney and her husband Richard of Easton and Susan Falcon and her husband Peter of Mansfield. Dear sister of Marcel Perella and her husband Michael of Bellingham,
Jeremiah Yankauskas and his partner Eunice DeSilva of Plymouth and Nancy Byrne and her partner Edward Cawthorne of Stow. Loving "Grammie" of Addy and Declan Carney of Easton and also survived by many loving relatives and friends. Funeral from the Alexander F. Thomas & Sons Funeral Home, 45 Common St., WALPOLE, Tuesday morning at 9. Followed by
a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 59 Cottage St., Sharon at 10. Visiting hours Monday evening from
4-8pm at the Funeral Home. Relatives and friends invited. Interment will be private at family's request. Jean was a graduate
of Boston State College and Fitchburg State College M. Ed. retiring after 42 years of service as a teacher for Boston Public
Schools. Jean was a beautiful woman whose physical beauty was far exceeded by her loving heart, kindness and compassion.
Please in lieu of flowers, all donations in her memory can be made to the Jimmy Fund. For directions and questbook, please