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Robert J. Whyte

1998 ~ 2021 (age 22)


BERKLEY, MA—Robert J. Whyte, 22, passed away at home surrounded by the love of his family, after a battle with cancer.

Born in Brockton, a son of Joseph E. and Kathleen E. (Foley) Whyte, Rob was a 2016 graduate of Somerset-Berkley Regional High School, and worked for A.A. Will Corp. as a member of the Laborers Union, Local 151. He played high school football, loved Boston sports and had taken up golf as a passion in recent years, and enjoyed a number of summers with family on Cape Cod. He was a communicant of Holy Name of the Sacred Heart Church in New Bedford.

Besides his parents, he is survived by grandparents, Robert and Leona Foley and Nancy Whyte, all of Stoughton; a brother, Jake Whyte, and two sisters, Courtney and Alyson Whyte all of Berkley; as well as aunts and uncles. He was also preceded in death by his grandfather Henry Whyte.

A time of visitation will be held Wednesday, January 13 from 5-8 PM in the Hathaway Home for Funerals, 1813 Robeson St., Fall River, MA. Relatives and friends are invited to attend, subject to the wearing of face masks and to capacity limits at the funeral home. For facility directions or to leave an online condolence go to www.hathawayfunerals.com. 

Also, a funeral mass will be held Thursday at 11am in Holy Name of the Sacred Heart Church, New Bedford. Due to capacity limits, attendance there will be by invitation, but a livestream of the mass will be provided via the parish website at https://whalingcitycatholics.org. Look for the menu item “Livestream” near the top of the page.

Flowers are welcome, and the family requests that donations go to the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center in honor of the great care and compassion received from the staff during Rob’s treatment. https://giving.massgeneral.org/cancer/donate/ 

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January 13, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Hathaway Home For Funerals
1813 Robeson Street
Fall River, MA 02720

Funeral Mass
January 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Online via whalingcitycatholics.org
Online Only
New Bedford, MA 02740

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