Patrick Francis Whalen October 8, 2016 Patrick Francis Whalen, 55, of Ft. Myers, FL, died Saturday, October 8, 2016. Formerly of Bradenton, FL, he had been a Ft. Myers resident since 1989. He was born January 10, 1961 in Joliet, IL. A devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother-in-law and a friend to all he met. He was employed with Florida Rock/Vulcan/Argos for 30 years and made many lasting friendships along the way. Mr. Whalen is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Lauraine (née Canterbury) Whalen; his beloved children, Joseph James Whalen and Heather Marie Whalen, both of Ft. Myers, FL; father, Joseph Francis Whalen of Bradenton, FL; brothers, Michael (Sue) Whalen, Terry (Sheri) Whalen, Jimmy Whalen and Tommy (Janice) Whalen, all of Bradenton, FL; aunt, Suzanne Whalen of Joliet, IL; 5 nephews and 6 nieces; and his cherished grandson, Landon Joseph Whalen. Mr. Whalen will also be missed by very close family friends, Penny Thorp, Tom and Deana Braatz and Robert (Bob) Marion. He was preceded in death by his mother, Kay Frances (née Kavanaugh) Whalen and sister, Jodi Whalen. A memorial service will be held Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the Edison Banquet Center, 3583 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL, from noon to 3:00p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Joanne's House at Hope Hospice, 27200 Imperial Pkwy., Bonita Springs, FL 34135. Online condolences may be offered at www.shikanyfuner alhome.com .
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