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Rose Ann Whalen | 81

December 10, 1940 - June 1, 2022

Rose Ann Whalen, 81, of 153 Lynch Road, St. Marys, passed away Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at her residence, following a brief illness.

She was born December 10, 1940, in St. Marys, daughter of the late Peter J. and Evelyn Emmert Scolari. She was a lifelong resident of the area and was a graduate of Central Catholic High School, Class of 1958. She retired from Pfaff’s Market after 22 years and baked pies for Merlin’s during her retirement.

On July 26, 1958, in the Sacred Heart Church, Rose Ann married Carl R. Whalen, Sr., who survives. They were blessed to share 63 years of marriage together.

Along with her husband, Rose Ann is survived by two daughters: Anjanette Catalone (Patrick) of St. Marys and Allison Silfies (Jesse) of York Haven, PA; three sons: Carl R. Whalen, Jr. (Glenda) of Treasure Lake, Gregory Whalen of Cape Coral, FL, and Jay Whalen (Nicole) of Hermitage, PA; nine grandchildren: Jason Whalen, Nicole Grunthaner, Heather McGillicuddy, Brandon Campbell, Cameron Whalen, Cullen Catalone, Dominic Catalone, Isiah Silfies, and Jacob Silfies; five great-grandchildren; and by many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Rose was preceded in death by three brothers: Donald, Robert, and Peter Scolari. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Rose was a member of the Sacred Heart Church, where she was a committed parishioner. She would volunteer her time for Bingo, Funeral Outreach, and baking. She was a member of the St. Anne’s Society, Rosary Altar Society, Red Hats Society, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She enjoyed games especially playing cards. There wasn’t a game she would turn down and looked forward to her Thursday night Pinochle game with her friends. She loved her family and cherished nothing more than spending time with her family and friends.

There will be no visitation.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church on Monday, June 6, 2022, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Thomas Curry, OSB, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial donations, if desired, may be made to Penn Highlands Community Nurses, 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857 or to the Sacred Heart Church, 337 Center Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.



No Visitation

Funeral Service

June 6, 2022
11:00 am
Sacred Heart Church

Final Resting Place

June 6, 2022
12:00 pm
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall


  1. Sending our sympathies. May God grant you peace and comfort!

  2. Carl: So very sorry to hear about the passing of Rosey. She was such a kind and thoughtful person. Truly a beautiful lady. Please extend my deepest sympathy to all of your children and family. Heaven now has another angel!

  3. With sympathy and prayers for Carl and family … may God be with you through this. Rose was such a loving and giving person, always had a smile, and never a complainer.

    We know she will be missed greatly by all of her family and friends.

    Sandy, Nate, Tony, and Peter.

  4. A kind and wonderful lady who always had a smile. Our prayers are with you.

  5. My heart goes out to the family. Roses has always been one of those powerful loving people that I have looked up to. I have so many memories of her. No matter what or where she always had a warm smile and love to share with me.
    I am so sorry, I will miss seeing her out and about. Know that she has left her mark on this world and will live on in our hearts..
    Roses, we will always share a special bond.. Hugs.. until ..

  6. We are so sorry for your loss! Rosie was a wonderful person and will be missed by all!

  7. So sorry for your loss.
    You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Dean, Mary, & Ryan Hanes

  8. RIP Miss Rosey. Carl and family, we are so sorry for your loss. She sure was one special lady. We were truly blessed, to have her in our lives. You all are in our Thoughts and Prayers

  9. So sorry for your loss

  10. Our condolences for the loss of your mother Rose. With deepest sympathy from your coworkers at SABIC Specialties.

  11. Jay and Nicole,

    Our sincerest condolences for you at this time. You have our deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. Our heart goes out to you at this difficult time.

    Brad and Maureen Stein

  12. Very sorry for your loss.

  13. So sorry for your loss. I know you loved her very much! She will be missed by all.

  14. Thoughts and prayers to the family! May God give you strength and comfort.

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