Linda E. (Patterson) Whalen, age 62, passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021 after a brief illness. She was the loving wife of Paul F. Whalen of Lynn. Linda was born in Lynn and lived there all of her life. She was the daughter of Jacqueline and Wayne Hathaway of Venice, FL and Edward Patterson of NH. Linda was employed as a cafeteria worker for the Lynn School Department for 23 years. Previously, she worked as a waitress at the Porthole Pub in Lynn.
Linda loved time being with family, especially the precious moments with her niece Kiersten Stewart, and her nephews Cameron Stewart and Lucas Hathaway, spending time at Salem Willows, going out for dinners, and tending her backyard garden. She never missed an opportunity to crack a wise joke to whoever was standing near. Linda had a heart of gold and always saw the good in everyone.
Linda is survived by her husband Paul, her parents, five stepchildren, Sean and Patrick Whalen, Cortney Johnson, Sean Kavanagh, and Brendan O’Regan; four siblings, Kimberly Holton of FL, Bill Patterson of NH, Wayne Hathaway Jr. of Lynn, Tracy Stewart and her husband Mike of Lynn; sisters-in-law, Judy Salt (Kevin), Barbara Whalen, Christine Auslander (Brent), Aunt’s Janet Carey and Patricia Hardwick (David) of Lynn, several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Barry Holton and her stepson, Timothy Kavanagh.
Funeral services will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements entrusted to the Nadworny Funeral Home 798 Western Avenue, Lynn, MA. 01905
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