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Sean Brian Whelan

December 10, 1980 — October 23, 2022

Sean Brian Whelan, age 41, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, October 23, 2022, at Boston Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts.  Born in Wiesbaden, Germany on December 10, 1980, he was the son of Michael F. and Joanne P. (DeMiglio) Whelan.  He spent much of his childhood in Midwest City, Oklahoma before settling with his family in Franklin, Massachusetts.  While living in Franklin, Sean graduated from Franklin High School with the Class of 1999 and spent the following year in California. Upon his return home, Sean earned his associates degree from Massachusetts Bay Community College and was later accepted into the prestigious Technical Writing Program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  Following his graduation from UMass in 2007, Sean began his career in the computer software field, working for companies including EMC, Computer Associates of America, and Teradyne.  


After spending some time down south, Sean came back home to Massachusetts, making his home in Dedham, Massachusetts, before settling in Walpole to be close with his children, Charlie and Travis.  Sean's life revolved around his two sons, regularly volunteering to serve as the coach of their soccer, basketball, and baseball teams.  Even when he wasn't part of the coaching staff, Sean made sure to attend every game, enthusiastically cheering for his boys from the sidelines.


When Sean had a few minutes to himself, he enjoyed playing racquetball with his friends at the Hilton Inn in Dedham.  As an avid fisherman, he also looked forward to taking off for an adventure with his boat in tow, looking for a great spot to cast his line.


Loving father of Charlie Whelan and Travis Whelan both of Walpole.

Devoted son of Michael F. Whelan of Franklin and the late Joanne P. Whelan.

Brother of the late Michael J. Whelan.

Sean is also survived by his significant other, Jessica Porter of Walpole.

Casi Whelan, the mother of his sons.

Aunt Mary Ann, Aunt Clare and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.


Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend Sean's Life Celebration on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, from 4 to 7 PM in the James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home, 48 Common Street, Walpole.


All are invited to gather in the funeral home on Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 9:30 AM, prior to Sean's Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 Diamond Street, Walpole at 10:30 AM.  Interment will follow in Saint Francis Cemetery in Walpole.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Sean's name may be made to: Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

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Service Schedule

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Life Celebration

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

James H. Delaney & Son Funeral Home

48 Common St, Walpole, MA 02081

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Blessed Sacrament Church

10 Diamond St, Walpole, MA 02081

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