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Elizabeth Whalen

Elizabeth M. "Betty" Whalen

Tuesday, March 30th, 1943 - Sunday, July 21st, 2019
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MECHANICVILLE - Elizabeth M. “Betty” Whalen, 76, died Sunday, July 21st, at her sister’s home, after an extended illness.
Born in Troy, March 30, 1943, daughter of the late Wilfred and Elizabeth Patenaude and step daughter of the late Rose Everts Patenaude, Betty was a graduate of St. Paul’s Parochial and Mechanicville High School Class of 1961.
Betty was a clerk for the NYS Dept of Labor, retiring in 2012. She had previously worked for G.E Company in Schenectady and the New York State Police.
Betty had served as a volunteer at Proctor’s Theater and the O.D. Heck Center both in Schenectady.
She enjoyed a number of trips to Turning Stone with friends Terry and Chris and playing golf with her friend Mike.
She was a communicant of St. Paul’s and Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Survivors include her son Lawrence J. (Marcia) Whalen II of Rotterdam, grandchildren: Brittany and Kelsey Whalen, siblings William(Beverly) Patenaude of Stillwater, George, and Charles (Patricia) Patenaude, Norma Vickery and Patricia O’Keefe Morrison all of Mechanicville, sisters-in-law Helga and Shirley Patenaude, JoAnn and Carol Patenaude, step brother Henry Everts and many many nieces, nephews and their families.
Also predeceased by siblings Edward, Kenneth, Richard, Robert, James, Harold “Sonny” Patenaude sisters-in-law Betty and Maureen Patenaude and step brothers Milford and David Everts.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 25th at 11AM at All Saints on the Hudson Church, 121 North Main St, Mechanicville, with burial to follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held at All Saints on the Hudson Church, prior to the mass from 10-11AM.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Way, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the Shiners Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St, Springfield, Mass, 01104.
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    All Saints On The Hudson South Church
    121 North Main Street
    Mechanicville, NY 12118
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  • Service

    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Thursday, July 25th, 2019 11:00am
    All Saints On The Hudson South Church
    121 North Main Street
    Mechanicville, NY 12118
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  • Interment

    St. Paul's Cemetery
    Harris Avenue
    Mechanicville, NY 12118
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Posted at 09:12pm
To my neighbor Norma Vickery, and the Patenaude Families, We send You Our Sincere Condolences regarding the passing of Your Sister Elizabeth. May Betty Rest In Peace!!! Paul O'Keefe and Family.

Posted at 03:37pm
Sending Our Sincere Condolences to The Patenaude Families. Very Sorry to hear of Betty's Passing. May She Rest In Peace. Prayers For Her Family!!! Paul O'Keefe & Family

Barbara & Bob Horstmyer Posted at 01:21pm

Dear Billy Georgie, Chuckie, Norma, Patty & families... we are so very, very sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. Know that you will all carry her memories in your heart; her suffering is over & she’s having a fun time now, dancing with the angels. May Betty’s soul through the mercy of God be granted perpetual light and eternal rest. All our love, ❤️ Barbara & Bob

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