August 8, 2022

Florence M. (Potts) Whelan


Florence M. (Potts) Whelan, 89, of Seekonk, passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 at the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center. She was the wife of the late Frederick F. Whelan, Sr.

Originally, from Rehoboth, MA, she was the daughter of the late Mary (Leonard) Potts and Arthur L. Potts, Sr.

Florence formerly worked at Balfour in Attleboro, MA before becoming a homemaker, Cub Scout den mother, caring for elderly neighbors and children before and after school. She was very active, kind and giving person until her heart attack on December 12, 2020. Florence enjoyed gardening, her church, collecting for Annual Catholic Appeal, running card games at the Seekonk Library, bowling, puzzles, dominoes, Scrabble, and card nights at her home.

She leaves two children, Frederick F. Whelan, Jr. and his wife Shannen of Seekonk, MA, John W. Whelan and his fiancé Marilyn of Fitzwilliam, NH, three grandchildren Lindsay, Madeline, and Liam. She was the sister of the late Arthur L. Potts, Jr. who recently passed on December 23, 2020

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, 984 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk, MA. Burial will be private in Seekonk Cemetery, Seekonk.

In lieu of flowers and in memory of Florence, memorial donations may be made to HopeHealth Hospice, 1085 North Main St., Providence, RI 02904

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Dyer-Lake Funeral Home, 161 Commonwealth Avenue, Village of Attleboro Falls, North Attleboro. (508) 695-0200

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