Robert “Bo” Whalen, 70, a longtime Hopkinton resident, died Aug. 20 at his home after a lengthy illness. He is survived by his wife, Mandy Savage, and brothers, Mike Whalen of Hopkinton, and Jack Whalen and wife Vita of Houston. Bo also is survived by Mike’s daughters, Suzy and Sarah, and Jack’s daughters, Jill and Josephine.
Born in 1953, Bo was the son of Theresa (Hardy) Whalen and Richard “Bud” Whalen. He graduated from Hopkinton High School, where he enjoyed playing on the baseball and football teams. He went on to graduate from Salem State University and later from New England College of Law.
Bo leaves many close friends with whom he remained in touch over the years. He was an avid Boston sports fan and loved following the local teams, especially the Red Sox. Bo enjoyed spending time with his family, reading and his cats. Bo and Mandy’s home was the gathering place for family functions and many memorable celebrations.
The funeral will be held Monday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. from the Callanan Cronin Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Parish. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Calling hours at the funeral home are Sunday, Aug. 27, from 2-5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Bo’s memory may be made to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (spauldingrehab.org/giving). Checks can be mailed to Spaulding Rehabilitation, Development Office, 300 First Avenue, Charlestown, MA 02129.
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