Paul Joseph Whelan (“Rocky”), 67, of Mashpee, MA, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at Hope Hospice, McCarthy Care Center after a year battling cancer.
Paul was born in Boston, MA on December 26, 1950, and grew up in Medford, MA and Dennis, MA during the summer. Paul graduated from St. Sebastian's Country Day School in 1968 and continued on to receive a B.A. from Boston College in 1973.
Paul was known by many Cape Codders as a well-loved bartender, and a great listener who loved bringing people together at various restaurants on Cape Cod. Paul enjoyed cruising the Caribbean, golfing, gardening, playing duplicate bridge, a mean game of cribbage and cheering for his beloved Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics.
Paul is survived by his wife, Linda (Cody) whom he married in 2001. He will be greatly missed by his daughter, Devon and her boyfriend Benjamin Butilier and by Linda's sons Christopher Carr and Matt Luszcz and his girlfriend Erin Parent.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Edmund L. Whelan and Martha A. (Ingalls) and his brother Michael J.
Paul leaves his siblings Edmund L., Jr. (Serena), Richard J, Marnie Whelan DeVos (Christian), Mary L., Kathleen J., Andrew J. and Peter L. (Mary). He also leaves several cousins, numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and friends.
The funeral Mass will be held at St. Jude's Chapel (located behind Christ the King Church, 5 Job’s Fishing Road in Mashpee, MA) at 9:30 AM on Saturday, June 2. The burial will be private. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Chapman, Cole & Gleason in Mashpee, MA. Family and friends should meet at the chapel.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be offered to Hope Hospice, McCarthy Care Center, 73 Service Road, E. Sandwich 02537-1401. The family of Paul wishes to thank the many doctors, nurses and staff of Massachusetts Eye, Ear and Throat hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital and Hope Hospice for the gentle care of Paul.