Helyn A. (Harkins) Whalen
April 29, 2017
Helyn A. (Harkins) Whalen, 63, of Fairhaven, passed away Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the Royal Taber Nursing and Rehab, in New Bedford. She was the wife of Thomas F. Whalen, of Wakefield.
Born in Brockton, daughter of Kathryn J. (Harington) Harkins of Plymouth and the late High L. Harkins, she grew up in Easton and lived in Plymouth prior to settling in Fairhaven ten years ago. Helyn was a graduate of Plymouth-Carver Regional High School.
She was a home maker and the mother of Kyle T.R. Whalen of Wakefield; she is also survived by three brothers, James, Daniel and David Harkins; two sisters, Carol LaPierre Reis and Susan Govoni and several nieces and nephews.
In accordance with her wishes she was cremated and a Celebration of Helyn’s Life Service will be held Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 1:00pm, in the South Coast Community Church, 34 Center St., Fairhaven.
Arrangements are by the Fairhaven Funeral Home, 117 Main Street, Fairhaven.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Barnabas Fund, In Memory of Helyn Whalen, payable to South Coast Community Church, P.O. Box 727, Fairhaven, MA 02719.