Helen R. Whitney

                    March 25, 1922  -  August 14, 2012

Send Flowers  |  Send Card



Life Legacy


Helen R. (Dempsey) Whitney--90, A lifelong resident of Somerville died on August 14, 2012.

Helen was the beloved wife of the late Walter W. Whitney, Sr. and the loving mother of Joan M. Puglia of Somerville, Walter W. Jr. of Somerville, Helen N. Whitney of NY, Marybeth Whitney of Malden and Daniel J. Whitney of NH. She was the dear sister of the late Thomas, Dennis and Catherine Dempsey and Mary Cronin. Helen was also the grandmother of Alicia, Rachel, Ryan, Sarah, Jillian and Christopher and the great-grandmother of Hannah, Emily, Daniel, Thomas, Maeve, Aislinn and Declan.

The funeral procession will be held from the George L. Doherty Funeral Home, 855 Broadway (Powder House Sq.) in Somerville on Friday morning, August 17, 2012, at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Catherine of Genoa Church in Somerville at 10:00 o'clock. Relatives and friends are invited. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, August 16, from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery in Medford.

Prior to her retirement, Helen worked as a teacher's aide for the Somerville Public Schools.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Helen’s memory to the Buddy Coholan Memory Loss Center, 121 Washington St., Medford, MA 02155 or the Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 265 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915.



Send Flowers or Gifts
Send a Sympathy Card



Born: March 25, 1922

Death: August 14, 2012


Memorial donations may be made to:
Buddy Coholan Memory Loss Center, 121 Washington St., Medford, MA 02155
or Essex Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 265 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915

This memorial provided by:
Doherty Funeral Service, Inc.
SOMERVILLE, MA