Doris (Levesque) Whalen, 87, of New Bedford, formerly of Fall River, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018, at Bedford Gardens. She was the wife of the late James R. Whalen.
Doris was born in Somerset, the daughter of the late Charles and Blanch (Ferland) Levesque. Doris worked in the garment industry as a presser for several years. Mrs. Whalen enjoyed knitting and watching boxing. She also loved to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors are a daughter: Joanne Arnold and her husband Michael; a son: Robert S. Whalen; two grandchildren: Eric and Kyle Arnold; five great grandchildren; Rebecca, Benjamin, Cadance, Ever, and Francesca; three sisters: Jeanne Bruce, Theresa Touro and Dianne Lenardson. She was sister of the late Norman, Roland, Arthur, and Robert Levesque.
All Services for Mrs. Whalen are private at the request of the family.
All arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson Street, Fall River.
Memorial donations in her memory can be made to the Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation NE Affiliate, 2000 Commonwealth Avenue, Suite 205, Newton, MA 02466.