David Patrick Whelan, Jr., age 54, of Swampscott, died September 1, 2012, after a brief battle with cancer. Born January 23, 1958, in Malden, Massachusetts, he was the son of the late David Patrick and Mary (Dunn) Whelan.
Besides his wife Jean, he is survived by his two children, Hilary and Trevor, both of Swampscott, and his siblings, Robert M. Whelan of Salem, Barbara McDonough of Billerica and John Lingaitis of Beverly. He also leaves several nieces and nephews.
He was raised in Swampscott, graduating from Swampscott High School in 1975 and from Merrimack College in 1980.
Throughout his life, Dave had a love for the Town of Swampscott, serving as Town Treasurer, Town Meeting Member and Chairman of the School Committee. He also served on the Recreation Commission, SUCCESS, Youth Soccer Board, Phillips Park Committee and the Board of Trustees of Marian Court College. He was the recipient of the 2012 Swampscott Distinguished Citizen Award.
Dave was a self-employed CPA and financial planner since his marriage to Jean in 1990, forming Eaglerock Advisory Group in Swampscott. Most recently Dave was Vice President- Business Development for The Professional Alliance, Milford, MA.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9AM from the SOLIMINE, LANDERGAN AND RICHARDSON FUNERAL HOME, 67 Ocean St. (Rt 1A), Lynn, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. John the Evangelist Church, Swampscott at 10AM. Burial will be in Swamspcott Cemetery. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Visiting hours are Tuesday from 4-8PM. Those who prefer may make donations to Hospice of the North Shore and Greater Boston, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102, Danvers, MA 01923. Directions and guestbook at www.solimine.com