Noreen N. (Nutley) Whalen, 76, of Douglassville, formerly of West Norriton, wife of the late John B. Whalen, passed away Tuesday at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. As a former elementary school teacher and family day care owner, Noreen positively influenced many children and their families throughout her life.

Born in Chicago, IL, Noreen was the daughter of the late Peter Henry and Angela (Healy) Nutley.

Noreen was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Spring City.  In her free time, she enjoyed reading, eating candy, meeting new people, and especially, spending time with her family. 

Surviving are sons John B. Whalen, Jr., and Brian J. Whalen; daughters Julianne W. Cody, Kathleen M. Whalen, Sheila M. Biehl, and Jennifer M. Whalen; grandchildren Annie Ellen and Daniel Cody, Julian, Raphael, Angela, and Liam Whalen, and Brendan Biehl; sisters-in-law Julia Rowles and Fran Nutley; and many nieces and nephews.

Along with her husband and parents, Noreen is predeceased by her brother James Richard Nutley.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to:  Food For The Poor, Inc., 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, FL  33073 (please write source code 076102 on the check or money order). Donations may also be made through their website at

A memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, 11:00 AM at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 3640 Schuylkill Road, Spring City, PA 19475, with Father Charles O’Hara officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Conshohocken.

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